Rare Barometer Voices– the EURORDIS survey tool that collects the opinions of rare disease patients, families and carers, is now open to participants around the world. Formerly available to participants in Europe, Rare Barometer Voices is now available in all countries*. Surveys are conducted in 23 languages**.
Sandra Courbier, Surveys and Social Research Manager at EURORDIS and Rare Barometer Leader, commented, “With over 6,000 voices from across Europe already registered, we are delighted that participants from around the world can now participate in Rare Barometer Voices surveys.”
She added, “Results from surveys on issues such as people’s everyday lives, their participation in research and their opinions on data protection are collected and used in our advocacy work and the advocacy work of our members; by growing Rare Barometer Voices, we are able to ensure that results truly reflect the voice of the rare disease community around the world.”
Survey results will be made available to Rare Barometer Voices participants and EURORDIS member patient organisations in order to feed advocacy work of the rare disease community. Results from Rare Barometer Voices surveys will also now support the advocacy of other EURORDIS initiative Rare Diseases International, the global alliance of people living with a rare disease of all nationalities across all rare diseases.
Respond to the survey to share your experience of participating in rare disease research and let EURORDIS know what you think are the main obstacles to rare disease research. The results will inform the advocacy work and activities of patient organisations involved in Rare Disease Day 2018.
Rare Barometer Voices
Rare Barometer Voices is a tool used to carry our EURORDIS quantitative surveys on issues affecting people living with a rare disease. It is made up of a community of over 6,000 people who participate in surveys and studies. The Rare Barometer Voices survey software enables high-quality, secure data collection and analysis.
Rare Barometer Voices is a EURORDIS-Rare Diseases Europe initiative and part of the wider Rare Barometer Programme, created to systematically collect patients’ opinions on transversal topics and introduce them into the policy and decision-making process. The objective is to transform patients’ and families’ opinions and experiences into figures and facts that can be shared with a wider public and policymakers.
EURORDIS-Rare Diseases Europe
EURORDIS-Rare Diseases Europe is a unique, non-profit alliance of over 700 rare disease patient organisations from more than 60 countries that work together to improve the lives of the 30 million people living with a rare disease in Europe. By connecting patients, families and patient groups, as well as by bringing together all stakeholders and mobilising the rare disease community, EURORDIS strengthens the patient voice and shapes research, policies and patient services. Follow @eurordis or see the EURORDIS Facebook page. For more information, visit www.eurordis.org.