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Connecting rare disease researchers worldwide

RD-Connect is an integrated platform connecting databases, registries, biobanks and clinical bioinformatics for rare disease research.

To help researchers study rare diseases, RD-Connect links different data types - omics (e.g. genomics), clinical information, patient registries and biobanks - into a common resource. RD-Connect enables scientists and clinicians around the world to analyse genomics data and share them with other researchers. By making data accessible beyond the usual institutional and national boundaries, RD-Connect speeds up research, diagnosis and therapy development to improve the lives of patients with rare diseases.

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Recent News:

FAIR Guiding Principles among the IRDiRC Recognized Resources

Published: November 3, 2017

The label highlights resources of fundamental importance to the international rare diseases research and development community.

EURORDIS webinar on RD-Connect

Published: October 13, 2017

EURORDIS has published a webinar explaining how RD-Connect supports rare disease research and benefits patients.

New names of two of the RD-Connect systems

Published: October 3, 2017

The official name of the genomics platform is now Genome-Phenome Analysis Platform, while ID-Cards has been renames to Registry & Biobank Finder.

Upcoming Events:

  1. rare 2017

    November 20 - November 21
  2. TREAT-NMD Conference

    November 27 - November 29
  3. Ethical review for biobank-based research projects: consensus conference

    February 20, 2018
  4. RD-Connect Annual Meeting

    April 16, 2018 - April 18, 2018