The 3-year project European Medical Application and Radiation Protection Concept: Strategic Research Agenda and Roadmap Interlinking to Health and Digitisation Aspects (EURAMED rocc-n-roll) aims to propose an integrated and coordinated European approach to research and innovation in medical applications of ionising radiation and related radiation protection based on stakeholder consensus and existing activities in the field, including existing SRAs of radiation protection platforms, EC health and digitisation programmes, EURATOM-funded projects and the SAMIRA initiative. To achieve this, research and radiation protection needs in the clinical disciplines using ionising radiation will be analysed with the aim to generate the largest benefit for the European population in an equal, safe and high-quality way throughout Europe by fostering clinical translation, while also strengthening economic growth and industrial competitiveness, supported by research and innovation in the field.

Relevant radiation protection disciplines like radiation biology, dosimetry for medical applications and ethics and clinical expertise from the fields of radiology, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, oncology, cardiovascular diseases, neurology, paediatrics will be combined in the consortium, along with regulatory and health policy, AI and industry experts to ensure a fully integrative approach and allow a broader framework of quality and safety in healthcare. Based on wide stakeholder input and consultation on above aspects, EURAMED rock-n-roll will produce an SRA for medical applications of ionising radiation and related radiation protection, a corresponding roadmap and an interlink document, integrating the views and identifying synergies from the areas of radiation protection, health research and digitisation, with valuable guidance to the EC and stakeholders of future research. The potential needs for centres of excellence in this area will also be detailed. Complementary education and training schemes for health workforce and scientists will increase Europe’s research capacity in the field.

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Facts and figures

Coordinator: European Institute for Biomedical Imaging Research (EIBIR)
Number of Partners: 29
Start Date: September 1, 2020
End Date: August 31, 2023
Total Funding: € 1,959,175

This project has received funding from the Euratom research and training programme 2019-2020 under grant agreement No 899995.