Research networks conceived within CVBF are the TEDDY Network, which was developed under the Sixth Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development with the goal of supporting and strengthening the scientific and technological excellence in the paediatric sector in Europe and the Inter-regional Network for Thalassemia. At the end of the funding period, the Task-force was further renewed and now TEDDY is an independent multidisciplinary and multinational Network, where researchers, scientists and health experts are still working together to identify the most appropriate common rules that reflect the specificity of this patient population.
CVBF is partner in EUCROF (European CRO Federation), a non-profit organization founded in 2005 with the aim to promote Clinical Research by improving the knowledge, competences, expertise and skills of Contract Research Organisations (CROs) in Europe. CVBF and its Albanian branch actively participate in the EUCROF activities and in particular in the following Working Groups: Communication, Events and Training, Outsourcing, Paediatric, Patients.
INCiPiT is a network coordinated by Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù IRCCS and composed by the main Italian Paediatric Hospitals and Scientific Institutes for Research, Hospitalization and Health Care (IRCCS) and other Research Organizations like CVBF, with the aim to promote and support the conduction of all types of clinical trials in the paediatric population by all kinds of sponsor (academic investigators, pharmaceutical industries, contract research organisations).
CVBF is member also of AICRO – Associazione Italiana Contract Research Organisation, founded in 2004 with the aim to ensure quality standards in the practice of clinical trials, promoting the use of GCP (Good Clinical Practice) and relevant regulations (GLP, GMP, etc.), as well as national and international guidelines, where applicable. AICRO collaborates with other authorities and recognized associations in order to further develop clinical research, particularly taking into account the benefit for the patients.
CVBF is part of H-BIO – The Regional High Technology District “Health and Biotechnology”, a high technology cluster, established as a Public/Private Consortium in September 2012 within the Framework Agreement between the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) and the Apulian Regional Government. H-BIO aims to develop the regional cluster in the strategic sector of Health and Biotechnology, by bringing together the critical mass of scientific expertise and industries operating in the region.