Our multi-disciplinary consortium brings together outstanding expertise consisting of 6 research institutions with leading scientists in their field, 2 SMEs and 1 NGO with expertise in ethical and social aspects of transplantation.
OSR integrates basic and clinical research through a translational approach, in which lab discoveries translate quickly into clinical therapies and clinical needs drive basic research. The institute aims at understanding the mechanisms underlying a variety of human diseases and at identifying new targets and therapeutic strategies to treat them.
Role within VANGUARD: OSR lead the functional assessment of bioartificial pancreas in vitro and in vivo experiments and support the assembly of the bioartificial pancreas.
The European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT) was founded nearly 40 years ago and is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in organ transplantation. Facilitating a wealth of international clinical trials and research collaborations over the years, ESOT remains committed to its primary aim of improving patient outcomes in transplantation. With a community of over 8,000 members from around the world, ESOT is an influential international organisation and the facilitator of the biennial congress which hosts approximately 3,500 experts who come to meet to explore and discuss the latest scientific research. ESOT attracts the foremost transplantation experts to work in its committees and sections, and has an impressive track record in supporting research, supporting extensive education, and promoting changes in European policy.
ELPAT is a European platform that brings continuity and progress in European research and dialogue on “Ethical, Legal and Psychosocial Aspects of organ Transplantation”. ELPAT currently consists of over 160 experts from more than 25 European countries.
Role within VANGUARD: accelCH leads the work package on Stakeholder engagement, dissemination and exploitation and support UNIGE with the coordination and innovation management.
Role within VANGUARD: In VANGUARD, Erasmus MC is in the lead for the Ethical, Legal and Social Aspects (ELSA) of the project.