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    Your support of DEBRA International or a national EB group enables us to provide the best quality of life for families and individuals affected by EB.

Donation Account: IBAN AT65 6000 0005 1004 5254, BIC BAWAATWW, DEBRA International, Am Heumarkt 27/1, 1030 Vienna

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Research

EB research - Why is it so important?

  • One of DEBRA International's main activities is supporting research to gain a better understanding of the causes of all forms of epidermolysis bullosa (EB), with the aim of developing improved treatments and diagnostics and, ultimately, we hope, even cures. A great deal of progress has been made towards these goals, in large part as a result of our funding of EB research in the best university laboratories and hospitals worldwide. You may view what has been achieved by both completed and ongoing research projects, funded in full or in part by DEBRA, in the section Funded research projects.

Since 1999, DEBRA International organises Research conferences every three years, to review progress and identify any new research priorities. You may read the Conference reports.

DEBRA's research priorities are reviewed intermittently to reflect advances in technology, medical care standards, and our increasing understanding of EB. You may view our current Research priorities and fields (which explains what research we fund and why), and also the Research strategy (which explains the criteria by which we select our research priorities, and the processes by which we ensure that the research we fund is of the highest quality and targeting ultimate patient benefit).

For information on recent research advances, and news stories, go to Research news.

Researchers will find details of the type of research we will support, deadlines for submission of grant applications, and terms and conditions for applying for research grants in the Research funding section.