PREPARE – Platform for European Preparedness Against (Re-)emerging Epidemics
Project reference: 602525
Funded under: FP7-HEALTH and managed by HLA-MED
From 2014-02-01 to 2019-01-31, ongoing project
More information: PREPARE website
The European clinical research framework of PREPARE consists of three interconnected platforms – PATHOS, PRACTICE and PREDICT, supported by a common ICT infrastructure – CRISP – and strengthened by a comprehensive training and education effort – CREATE (see Figure below). Together they provide the framework for rapid, harmonised, large–scale and fit-for-purpose clinical research in response to any severe ID outbreak within Europe (defined as “any severe infectious outbreak with a pandemic potential or significant risk of major damage to health and socio-economics in the EU”).
EISBM PREPARE objectives
The EISBM in collaboration with its partners participates in the establishment of PATHOS: the flexible multidisciplinary platform for the rapid deployment of European harmonised large scale patient-oriented PATHOgenesis research Studies in response to severe ID outbreaks using a systems medicine approach.
The objectives are:
- To provide a flexible multidisciplinary platform for the rapid deployment of large scale patient-oriented pathogenesis research studies in response to emerging ID outbreaks using a systems medicine approach;
- To provide pathophysiological insights to guide development of personalised clinical management strategies of acute respiratory infections.
The PREPARE partners have a leading role in the rapid and coordinated response to any severe infectious disease outbreak.