Solve-RD: 7th call for RDMM Europe connection applications

Solve RD has opened the 7th call for Connection Applications within the European Rare Disease Models & Mechanisms (RDMM-Europe) brokerage service.

This brokerage service aims to connect Solve-RD clinicians & scientists with model organism investigators and rewards Seeding Grants of 20,000 EUR to model organism investigators to study and validate a new disease causing variant that was found within Solve-RD.

All partners and associated partners who found an interesting new variant within the course of Solve-RD and would like to have this further investigated in a model organism are encouraged to apply.

Please fill in the following  application form and return it to the management office (Kornelia.Ellwanger@med.uni-tuebingen.de) by 15 February 2021.

For this call, several applications per ERN are accepted but would restrict the number of applications per working group to a maximum of two.

For your application please consider the following:

  • GPAP and PhenoTips IDs of the respective patients are mandatory (pheno- and genotypic data have to be uploaded to RD-Connect).
  • Make sure that you have made every effort to identify additional patients with similar variants in your candidate gene. Single family cases have been a major point of criticism of the CAC committee in previous Connection Applications.
  • Please specify the type of validation that you want to have performed. The application template has been revised to make this information mandatory.