Call for projects - Rare diseases: solving diagnostic impasses

October 19, 2020 | News

The call for projects (AAP) proposed by the Aviesan ITMO Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics (ITMO GGB) within the framework of the Priority Research Program on Rare Diseases aims to mobilize researchers of various origins and expertise proposing innovative approaches and who have not necessarily already worked in the field of RM, and clinician referents within the Rare Disease Reference Centers (CRMR) and the Rare Disease National Health Networks (FSMR), ensuring the excellence of clinical phenotyping and validating the criteria characterizing the diagnostic impasse situation.

This funding is part of the Programme d'investissements d'avenir (PIA), managed by the Secrétariat général pour l'investissement (SGPI).

The AAP is launched with the aim of financing research projects for amounts of aid from 100 to 600 k€, over a period of 18 months to 3 years. Consortia will be favored but must be composed of at least one research team and one CRMR.

Objectives of the call for projects (CFP)

The objective of this call for projects (AAP) is to mobilize not only the French forces already recognized on the international MR scene but also complementary teams from various disciplines not yet working in the field, aiming to integrate new skills in order to develop new tools or methodologies to solve diagnostic impasses.

This call for projects will benefit from financial support of up to €3.66 million.

Characteristics of the projects

This call for projects covers all rare diseases, whether familial or not, for which there is a diagnostic impasse, with the exception of rare cancers.

Projects submitted should have the following characteristics:

1/ The projects must allow, through the development of original and innovative approaches, the creation of new tools or methodologies open to generic applications in the field of MR. The jury will pay particular attention to this point.

2/ The proposed projects must contribute to meeting one or more of the 5 major challenges described in the text of the call for projects under the following link

All information about the call for projects is available on the website

Reminder of the deadline for submission of applications: November 23, 2020 (5:00 p.m.)