EPTRI (European Paediatric Translational Research Infrastructure), the European project funded within H2020 Infradev-01-2017 call for proposals and coordinated by Consorzio per Valutazioni Biologiche e Farmacologiche (CVBF) reached the end of its exciting journey, which allowed setting the basis for a new important step.
The two-years funded project has come to an end, by the preparation of how to design the new infrastructure.
A new project proposal, EPTRI-IA (European Paediatric Translational Research Infrastructure – integrated activities ), was submitted on 14 May 2020 under INFRAIA-02-2020 call with the aim to allow the continuity of the work already set up by the EPTRI project starting the preparation phase. In this phase EPTRI capacity will be implemented and the European researchers interested in EPTRI activities will be enabled to receive trans-national access to research services and to address scientific support for their activities. Expected results will be: accelerating the set up of EPTRI on European scale, supporting the cooperation within scientific communities, industry and other stakeholders as well as practically testing the services delivery and access procedures.
Also, in this new phase of the Research Infrastructure life, TEDDY network will be part of the project and provide its experience in the field of paediatrics. In particular, TEDDY will be involved in the activities aimed to underpin clinical studies and trial by linking preclinical and clinical research as well as in the design of a model of access to biological samples from the paediatric populations. Moreover, TEDDY will continue to provide the ground for fostering children participation in all the phases of paediatric research and in the setting up a paediatric dedicated ELSI (Ethical-Legal-Societal Issues) service.