ERACoSysMed - 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" will take up its activities in January 2015 as the first ERA-Net on Systems Medicine under the EU framework programme Horizon2020. 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. In the first, co-funded call national financial contributions will be complemented with an EU contribution (co-fund model).

More specifically, ERACoSysMed aims to enhance the implementation of systems biology approaches in both clinical research and medical practice throughout Europe and Israel. The challenge of establishing systems medicine in Europe will be addressed by developing transnational cooperation between national ministries and funding bodies and a common research funding framework for 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.