The University of Groningen (RUG) has an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative center of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Balanced study and career paths in a wide variety of disciplines encourage the 30,000 students and researchers to develop their own individual talents. Belonging to the best research universities in Europe and joining forces with prestigious partner universities and networks, RUG is truly an international place of knowledge. The Groningen Institute of Evolutionary Life Sciences (GELIFES) fills a special niche in the field of life sciences that not only covers mechanistic, evolutionary and ecological approaches, but also specifically aims at the integration of these fields to provide a full understanding of fundamental biological processes.
RUG contributes to work packages on data analyses, management and sustainability (WP2), clinical study implementation and operations (WP3), ethics and engagement with regulatory groups, agencies and other stakeholders (WP5) and dissemination, communication, exploitation and training (WP6). Those tasks are required to answer the core questions of PRISM2. RUG leads WP4 on preclinical back-translation and biological validation. In addition, RUG will act as the administrative coordinator of the PRISM project with Prof. Dr. Kas as the lead person (project coordinator). RUG contributes to and leads, therefore, also project management and governance (WP1). RUG has extensive expertise and experience with the coordination and administrative roles in major EU-grants, including the previously funded PRISM 1 project.