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The project ended in 2012. 

Public Health Genomics- PHGEN II

PHGEN II -European Best Practice Guidelines for Quality Assurance, Provision and Use of Genome-based Information and Technologies. The aim is to produce the first edition of the Guidelines. The Unit is part of the Work Package 5 (User perspectives), which is lead by INSERM, Paris, France.

The general objective of the PHGEN II is to produce the 1st edition of ‘European Best Practice Guidelines for Quality Assurance, Provision and Use of Genome-based Information and Technologies’. The guidelines assist EU Member states, applicant countries and EFTA-EEA countries with evidence-based guidance on timely and responsible integration of genome-based information and technologies into health care systems for the benefit of the population.

Partners/collaborators: Maastricht University, the Netherlands, is the coordinator of the project; and University of Southern Denmark, INSERM: Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, France, KULEUVEN: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, IRCCS: Fondazione IRCCS, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Mangiagalli e Regina Elena, Italy, UD MHS: University of Debrecen Medical and Health Science Centre, Hungary, OSTEBA: Basque Office for Health Technology Assessment, Spain, VUA: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands, MU-VARNA: Medical University of Varna, Bulgaria, RUB: Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany, BioGlobe: Bioglobe GmbH, Germany, MPIMG: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Wissenschaften/MP1 für molekulare Genetik, Germany, UNIVIE: Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Vienna, Austria, NGAK: Norwegian Group on Inherited Cancer, Norway, NIP-NIH : National Institute of Public Health - National Institute of Hygiene, Poland, CNIO: The Fundación Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológias Carlos III, Spain

Timeframe: June 2009 – May 2012
External funding: Executive Agency for Health and Consumers, DG SANCO Commission of the European Communities
Contact person at SDU: Arja R Aro ( and Christina Mischorr-Boch (



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