Past Project Archives: EuroGenGuide
To provide high quality information about Genetic Testing and Research to the European Public - 2010
The EuroGenGuide project was a three year initiative funded by the European Commission for Life Sciences and Biotechnology. The project aimed to provide high quality information about genetic testing and research to the European public, and in particular to those affected by genetic disorders who may be considering allowing samples of their DNA to be used for research into new therapies for treating or curing inherited disorders. The completed leaflets are available below.
EuroGenGuide is comprised of two halves - one containing information for patients and the general public, and the other containing educational materials for health professionals. The aim is that these two complementary sets of information will "dovetail" into a set of guidelines and advice that can be used across the continent and which will help to ensure that the European public is able to make informed and rational decisions in respect of treatment in this complex area of science and medicine. Now finished, EuroGenGuide will serve as a comprehensive resource for anybody within Europe for whom genetic research and medicine is relevant.
In the interests of helping to increase the scale of research for the development of treatments for genetic disorders, the EuroGenGuide will provide public information, and professional practice guidelines on the following areas:
- Informed consent
- DNA / Bio banking
- Access to the outcomes of genetic research and the development of treatments
- Gender perspectives in genetic testing and research
- Ethnic minority perspectives in genetic testing and research
The EuroGenGuide was run in collaboration with twelve partner organisations from around Europe, all of whom brought different expertise and areas of specialist knowledge to the project within the fields of genetics, genomics, patient support, professional education, research and public health communication. To view a list of all the Human Genetic Societies in Europe please go to the European Society of Human Genetics webpage.
To find out more about the EuroGenGuide project, please visit the new EuroGenGuide page on our website.