We bring together a strong and internationally competitive consortium of partners with expertise in experimental medicine and related methodological support. This enables us to establish a robust platform for the delivery of “first-in-child” studies directed at novel therapeutic targets.

EATC4Children has multiple partnerships including charities, industry, NHS trusts and philanthropic. These collaborations aim to maximise the impact of our research across the “life course” of our disease priority areas.

A “life course” approach to health aims to ensure people's well-being at all ages by addressing people's needs, ensuring access to health services, and safeguarding the human right to health throughout their life time.


Our partners include:

Charity partners:

Versus Arthritis

Lupus UK

FAIR (Funding Autoimmune Research)

Kidney Research UK

Scleroderma and Raynaud’s UK

Behçet’s UK

Behçet’s Syndrome Society

Alder Hey Children’s Charity

Alder Hey Children’s Kidney Fund

CRMO Foundation



Philanthropic Partners:

Parry Family Charitable Foundation

Hynd Family



See our Industry section for more information





Multiple paediatric rheumatology and associated specialities across the UK


UK Paediatric Rheumatology Clinical Studies Group

Paediatric Rheumatology European Society (PReS) and its Scientific Working Parties

European League Against Rheumatic Diseases (EULAR) and its Paediatric Committee

European Network of Childhood Associates (ENCA)

National academic partners:

MRC CLUSTER Consortium

NIHR GOSH Biomedical Research Centre and Paediatric Excellence Initiative

NIHR Moorfields Biomedical Research Centre

NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre

NIHR UK Musculoskeletal Translational Research Collaboration (MSK TRC)

BILAG Group and MRC MASTERPLAN Consortium

Wellcome Sanger Institute

The Francis Crick Institute

International academic partners:

Our current active international partners with whom we have ongoing studies / collaborations include:

  • European - Lyon, Utrecht, Genoa, Dresden, Würzburg, Berlin, Barcelona
  • North American – Harvard, Pittsburgh, NIH, Iowa, Toronto
  • Rest of World – Shanghai, Wuhan, Cape Town


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