National Consortia

London Pain Consortium

The LPC uses a multidisciplinary approach from preclinical studies in animal models to clinical cohorts in order to understand pain pathogenesis.

Genetics of Diabetes Audit and Research Scotland (GoDARTS)


Generation Scotland

Generation Scotland is an existing family-based genetic epidemiology study with DNA and socio-demographic and clinical data from about 24,000 volunteers across Scotland.

German Research Network on Neuropathic Pain / Deutsches Forschungsverbund Neuropatischer Schmerz (DFNS)

The DFNS aims to fundamentally improve the medical care for patients suffering from neuropathic pain and fosters research in the fields of pathophysiology, prevention and treatment of neuropathic pain and fosters research in the fields of pathophysiology, prevention and treatment of neuropathic pain.

Danish Pain Research Center (DPRC)

The DPRC is an independent research unit established at the Faculty of Health, Aarhus University in 1994 with the aim to understand mechanism of pain and to translate that knowledge to the clinic interacting with other pain units within Denmark.

Consortia of the Innovative Medicines Initiative


The EUROPAIN project aims to improve the treatment of patients with chronic pain.


StemBANCC is generating and characterising iPSC from T2D patients including those with painful neuropathy which have been full clinically phenotyped.


SUMMIT aims at identifying markers that predict the risks of developing diabetes chronic micro- and macro-vascular complications with focus on Diabetic Nephropathy (DN), Diabetic Retinopathy (DR), and Cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Other International Consortia

Neuropathic Pain Phenotyping by International Consensus

(NeuroPPIC) was recently concluded, under the auspices of the Neuropathic Pain Special Interest Group (NeuPSIG). It conducted a Delphi survey and consensus meeting to produce standardisation of phenotyping for future studies of neuropathic pain genetics. Read about the results here.


Neuropain is extending data mining of sensory profiling to a European level. This consortium is funded as an IIT by industry and uses exactly the same phenotyping and genotyping methods as the DFNS in a European group of patients with neuropathic pain.