European Reference Networks

European Reference Networks (ERNs) assemble THE European clinical expertise centres for rare diseases. Four ERNs form the clinical core of Solve-RD due to their unsolved RD cohorts, diagnostic research expertise and infrastructure.

    ERN-RND focusses on rare movement and cognitive disorders such as ataxias, hereditary spastic paraplegias (HSPs), frontotemporal dementias (FTDs), and paroxysmal disorders.
    ERN-EURO NMD focusses on neuromuscular disorders (NMDs) such as congenital and limb girdle muscular dystrophies, hereditary neuropathies, congenital myasthenic syndromes, muscle chanellopathies, and mitochondrial NMDs.
    ERN-ITHACA focusses on rare congenital malformation syndromes and intellectual disability.
    ERN-GENTURIS focusses on patients with one of the rare genetic tumour risk syndromes such as colorectal cancer, paragangliomas, and gastric cancer.

Patient Organisations

Solve-RD is mainly collaborating with two patient organisations: EURORDIS - the voice of rare disease patients in Europe and Genetic Alliance.

Rare Disease Infrastructure

Solve-RD builds on the expertise of the most advanced and most useful diagnostic rare disease research infrastructure. We are collaborating with a number of networks, organisations, initiatives and projects.