Specific tasks UCAN-U

UCAN-U activities will be in three main fields:

  • Generating, sharing and storing of materials, protocols, ideas and expertise
  • Providing an infrastructure that supports and facilitates exchange between researchers
  • Promoting and providing training and education of professionals

 

 

Generating, sharing and storing of materials, protocols, ideas and expertise
To meet this aim, UCAN-U seeks to

  • Develop and validate SOP’s for handling, transportation and storage of biological samples.
  • Develop of a repository and database for biological material
  • Validate existing biological assays
  • Develop and validate new, high-tier biological assays
  • Develop an e-platform for knowledge exchange and communication

 

Providing an infrastructure that supports and facilitates exchange between researchers
To meet this aim, UCAN-U seeks to

  • Built an e-platform that provides support to other UCAN centres by sharing knowledge and expertise
  • Support biological studies initiated by UCAN or its international partners (PRES, PRINTO, PRSG, CARRA)
  • Promote and facilitate the incorporation of biological studies in future drug trials in children with JIA

 

Promoting and providing training and education of professionals
To meet this aim, UCAN-U seeks to

  • Actively promote training and education by sharing information
  • Provide a platform for communication by young researchers
  • Develop together with the Eureka Institute a training program for selected high potential young researchers
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