The call for healthcare providers to join the 24 existing European Reference Networks has been opened from 30 September to 30 November 2019, allowing the submission of 841 applications for new members from healthcare units across the Member States and Norway. For ERN-EuroBloodNet a total of 40 applications for new members from 12 Member States have been received.
The assessment of the application consists of several steps.
Next steps for the applicants to follow the application include the possibility to access a platform called "SANTE ERN HCP Application Status platform" directly from the SANTE Data Collection Platform which holds their ERN application. Within the SANTE ERN HCP Application Status platform the applicants will be able to follow the status of their application and to provide additional elements whenever this will be required.
It should be emphasized that the final number of new members will only be known at the end of the whole assessment process, which is expected to be at the end of 2020.