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Belgian Ophthalmology Cooperation in Clinical Sciences: BOCCS

The aim of BOCCS is to stimulate collaboration between Belgian Institutes by creating a cooperation aiming at exploring therapeutic outcomes, diagnostic  methods  or epidemiological parameters of  challenging clinical problems  with unclear evidence-based/ harmonized protocols by pooling /sharing samples and models between the participating centers.  The outcomes should benefit the Belgian Ophthalmologists in their daily practice and improve optimal use of Social Security resources. The collaborating team should follow the ICH-GCP regulations in application at the time of submission. It is a two year assignment program with an option for a second application.


• Submission of preliminary call (general information and preliminary application))May 31 (before midnight), 2019
• Preselection by international juryJune 30, 2019
• Final submission of successful applications (general information and final application)October 20 (before midnight), 2019
• Announcement of preselection of projectsNovember 27-29, 2019 at OB 2019
• Start of the fundingMarch 03, 2020
• End of the fundingDecember 31, 2022