Patient involvement in Research: Key EU projects

European Patients Academy on Therapeutic Innovation (EUPATI) The IMI-funded ‘European Patients Academy on Therapeutic Innovation’ aims to educate patient advocates and lay public about medicines R&D processes. The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI, http://imi.europa.eu), a public private partnership between the European Commission and EFPIA, will fund a patient-led consortium to develop…

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Potential roles of patient advocates

Some ideas of the roles that patient advocates could play in the medicines development process include: Setting priorities and cross-cutting issues Contributing to early horizon scanning, target product profile definition, intended research outcomes Ensuring that patients’ needs are considered within the research process Facilitating relationships between key stakeholders in medicines…

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