European Reference Network
on rare bone diseases

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ERN BOND is one of the 24 existing European Reference Networks (ERNs). In particular, ERN BOND aims to improve access to high-quality healthcare for patients suffering from rare bone diseases.


ERN BOND aims to implement measures that facilitate multidisciplinary, holistic and patient-centred care provision for people living with rare bone disorders, ensuring realisation of their fundamental human rights.


The ambition of ERN BOND is to bring rapid interchange of information, skills and practice to shorten time to diagnosis and treatment, supporting patients affected by rare bone diseases and their families.

ERNs for rare and complex diseases

European Reference Networks are unique and innovative cross-border cooperation platforms between specialists for the diagnosis and treatment of rare or low prevalence complex diseases. 24 thematic ERNs, gathering over 900 highly specialised healthcare providers from 26 countries, are working together on a wide range of issues, from bone disorders to haematological diseases, from paediatric cancer to immunodeficiency.

The ERN on rare bone diseases

ERN BOND aims to promote good quality and safe care to patients with rare bone disorders. European Reference Networks allow doctors to share their knowledge, data and resources. Here’s the story of Elisa, who suffers from OI.:

 What I am expecting from the ERNs is more research in order to improve the quality of life of people affected by rare disorders. – Elisa

Latest News

EJP RD call for Research Mobility Fellowships will open on 15th of March

The Research Mobility Fellowships aims to support PhD students, Postdocs and medical doctors in training
to undertake scientific visits fostering specialist research training, on rare diseases, outside their countries
of residence.

Exchange Programme launch for healthcare professionals in ERNS

Up to 44 one-week visit packages will be available to healthcare professionals from ERN BOND member or Affiliated Partner centres over the coming two years.

Providing high-quality care remotely to patients with rare bone diseases during COVID-19 pandemic

ERN BOND coordination team and Italian rare bone diseases experts created the “COVID-19 Helpline for Rare Bone Diseases”, in collaboration with Italian Patient Associations. The helpline aimed at providing high-quality information and expertise on rare bone diseases remotely to patients and healthcare professionals.

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