Title Eurocord-Ed: On-line Curriculum on Cord Blood Technology
Project Number 142288-1-LLP-1-2008-1-FR-LEONARDO-LNW
Project Type Networks
Country EU-Centralised Projects
Marketing Text EUROCORD-ED’s mission is to implement a self-sustaining web-based forum delivering professional education and public information on cord blood therapy,technology, and clinical applications.
Summary Eurocord‐Ed is a comprehensive training tool for the many different vocational actors involved in the field of umbilcal cord blood. Its educational content is available at a time, place and ultimately in a language convenient to the user. The content on Eurocord‐Ed is generated and peer‐reviewed by international experts in the field of cord blood and so the platform is also a reliable resource of information for the general public and for local,regional, national and European policy decision makers.
Description Eurocord-Ed is an online curriculum in umbilical cord blood technology and clinical applications incorporating scientific, regulatory and ethical issues using a blended learning approach that combines online education and training as well as live events to provide state-of-the art peer reviewed content on all aspects of cord blood technology. The European School of Haematology, (ESH) provides much of the live content for Eurocord-Ed, which includes an annual World Cord Blood Congress. The 2011 congress will be held in Rome from October 27-29.
Open and distance learning
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
Human Health and Social Work Activities
material for open learning
program or curricula
open and distance learning
The Eurocord-Ed website is a tool for vocational training and education in the field of umbilical cord blood technology. It contributes to the spread of best practice in European centres through dissemination of information on quality standards, quality control and accreditation procedures such as those developed by NETCORD and JACIE, the two major global accreditation bodies in the field the collection, processing, testing, banking, selection and release of blood products promoting high quality patient care and laboratory performance.
The website will assist operators within European Tissue establishments to better understand the meaning of the Tissue and Cells Directives and ensure that their operations at all levels: procurement, processing, preservation, testing, storage and distribution of Tissue and Cells is carried out in compliance with the Directives throughout the community.