ERA-CoSysMed: Systems Medicine to address clinical needs
The ERA-Net ERACoSysMed "Collaboration on systems medicine funding to promote the implementation of systems biology approaches in clinical research and medical practice" is the first ERA-Net on Systems Medicine under the EU framework programme Horizon2020.
ERACoSysMed intends to support research areas with the highest potential for delivering tangible medical/clinical outputs and make personalized medicine a reality. Funding will be available for projects that address the clinical utility of results from systems biology research into medical research and practice thereby fostering and expanding the new field of systems medicine.
As such the ERA-NET complements other European Systems Medicine initiatives, especially the CSA CASyM (www.casym.eu). More specifically, the CASyM roadmap for the implementation of systems medicine across Europe has been the strategic guide to formulate key objectives of ERACoSysMed in that we will specifically focus on areas where a systems approach is needed to address clinical questions, solve clinical problems and to make personalized medicine a reality.
The 14 funding bodies of ERACoSysMed joined forces to support transnational research consortia that demonstrate the feasibility and socio-economic benefits of systems medicine in clinical practice:
Germany: Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH (JÜLICH); Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
Austria: Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
Belgium: Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS); Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
France: French National Research Agency (ANR)
Ireland: Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Israel: Chief Scientist Office of Israeli Ministry of Health (CSO-MoH)
Italy: Ministry of Health (MoH)
Luxembourg: National Research Fund (FNR)
The Netherlands: The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw)
Norway: Research Council of Norway (RCN)
Slovakia: Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS)
Slovenia: Ministry of Education, Science and Sport (MIZS)
Spain: Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII)
Status of the FWF