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EU-LIFE partners publish comment in Nature stating importance of bold alliances for translational-research success

The EU-LIFE Translational Research Working Group has just published a correspondence article in Nature’s edition of January 22nd, 2015.

In this short comment entitled Interdisciplinary research: Bold alliances aid translational work and authored by Janine T. Erler (Biotech Research and Innovation Centre, University of Copenhagen) on behalf of the group, EU-LIFE partners call for the need of translational research to venture out of its comfort zone and become more interdisciplinary.

The comment further asserts that the success of translational research programmes in research intensive institutions will require stronger protection of time dedicated to research by participating clinicians, sustainable funding for basic research oriented towards unmet medical needs and a focus on solid management of intellectual property rights.