European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases

European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases

EU project
€ 100,978,623.30
01 January 2019


31 August 2024

The European Joint Programme on RD (EJP RD) has two major objectives:

  1. To improve the integration, efficacy, production and social impact of research on RD through the development, demonstration and promotion of Europe/worldwide sharing of research and clinical data, materials, processes, knowledge and know-how;
  2. To implement and further develop an efficient model of financial support for all types of research on RD (fundamental, clinical, epidemiological, social, economic, and health service) coupled with accelerated exploitation of research results for the benefit of patients.

To this end, the EJP RD actions are organized within four major Pillars assisted by the central coordination and transversal activities:

  • Pillar 1: Funding of research
  • Pillar 2: Coordinated access to data and resources
  • Pillar 3: Capacity building
  • Pillar 4: Accelerated translation of research projects and improvement outcomes of clinical studies

UK Node involvement

Megaproject to coordinate Rare Disease cohorts, data sharing and analysis. RDMkit, TeSS and Beacons