Eurordis Open Academy
Eurordis Open Academy programmes are taught in English, through a blend of online and face-to-face trainings, during which patients acquire an understanding of key concepts and terminology, take part in master classes, discuss case studies and benefit from peer-to-peer learning.
The programmes aim to enhance the capacity of patient advocates so they can engage concretely in research, policies and services.
The Academy is characterised as open as all online training modules are also made freely available via the Open Academy Website to anyone interested in building their capacities independently.
To take part in the face-to-face trainings, candidates proactively respond to a call for applications and successful candidates are selected by an application committee. Participation is co-funded by students and fellowships are provided by EURORDIS to guarantee equal opportunities.
EURORDIS also nurtures a continued relationship with Open Academy alumni through exchange of information and experiences, peer-to-peer support and regular webinars.
Keywords: Rare Diseases & Research
Resource type: course materials
Target audience: Patient Advocates , Life Science Researchers, Biomedical researchers
Difficulty level: Beginner