NEWS | 09 July 2021

New Video Release: About RECAP preterm and the new Cohort Platform

The RECAP preterm project partners proudly present:  an animated video explaining in two minutes the background and aim of RECAP preterm as well as the newly created RCAP Preterm Cohort Platform. Don’t miss this video about RECAP preterm!

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The RECAP preterm platform promotes collaborative research by pooling data from very preterm cohorts and provides exciting opportunities to generate new knowledge about the consequences of preterm birth.

The project partners created 11 interesting Modules to provide you with an overview of very preterm cohorts and collaborative research principles and techniques.

Access the E-Learning course via this website to learn more about the RECAP preterm platform and project.



The RECAP preterm Cohort Platform

Here you can access the heart of RECAP preterm:
our cohort platform. At the moment, there are 27 individual studies, 101 collected datasets and 13,491 individual study variables available.

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Our vision

Improve health, development and quality of life of babies born preterm

Although very preterm or very low weight births constitute fewer than 2% of all births across Europe, they account for up to half of perinatal and infant deaths, children with impairments and disabilities and more than a third of the health and educational budgets for children.

In addition to the increased risk for physical impairments, babies born the earliest and the smallest are also at higher risks of psychological and social problems than infants born at term. The RECAP preterm Project aims to understand the causes of these difficulties faced by very preterm children and adults in order improve the health, development and quality of life of these individuals.

Why is this important?

A strong and unique network

Extensive cohort studies and the collation of large amounts of data

The key to finding the causes as well as the treatment and prevention options for preterm babies lies in extensive cohort studies and the optimal use of of large amounts of data on very children. The RECAP preterm Project aims at using these two elements to discover new pre- and postnatal risk factors.

In order to reach this goal, we will set up the RECAP preterm Cohort Platform, a unique and powerful network of experts from various disciplines as well as parent and patient organizations. The network includes the major longitudinal studies in Europe and around the world and will assemble massive amounts of data that will reflect broad geographic, cultural and health system diversity.

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