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European Pregnancy and Paediatric HIV Cohort Collaboration (EPPICC)
EPPICC is a network of cohort studies from across Europe conducting epidemiological research on HIV-infected pregnant women, children and children exposed to HIV in utero, with a programme of work encompassing individual patient data meta-analyses, pharmacovigilance projects and other observational studies. The research will focus on scientific questions requiring a large sample size of patients which the contributing cohorts cannot answer individually and/or which do not overlap with existing collaborations between participating EPPICC cohorts.
EPPICC is part of EuroCoord – Enhancing clinical and epidemiological HIV research in Europe through cohort collaboration. EuroCoord is a Network of Excellence established by several of the biggest HIV cohorts and collaborations within Europe - CASCADE, COHERE, EuroSIDA, and PENTA. EPPICC forms part of the PENTA network (Paediatric European Network for the Treatment of AIDS). EuroCoord is funded for a period of 5 years (from January 2011) as part of the European Commission’s Framework Programme 7.