The European Coordinating Committee for the Integration of Ongoing Coordination Actions Related to Clinical and Epidemiological HIV Research (EuroCoord) was established by several of the largest HIV cohorts and collaborations within Europe - CASCADE, COHERE, EuroSIDA, and the Paediatric European Network for the Treatment of AIDS (PENTA). The overall aim of EuroCoord was to use the scientific strengths of each collaboration to ensure that the best, most competitive research was performed. EuroCoord formed a large, integrated network with a common virtual database, which currently contains data from more than 250,000 HIV-positive individuals from many different settings within and outside Europe. EuroCoord’s multidisciplinary approach has allowed HIV research into a number of key areas aimed at improving the management and quality of life of HIV-positive individuals, while also exploring differences within subgroups.
EuroCoord was funded for a period of 5 years from 2011 onwards as part of the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme. Funding for EuroCoord and associated collaborations (see below) therefore ceased on 31 December 2015. Some of its associated collaborations (in particular, EPPICC and EuroSIDA) have succeeded in continuing parts of their research agendas through alternative funding mechanisms.