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administrative and/or financial staff fromparticle centres would be a better representation of the users’ perspective in this work party.

ENLIGHT Due to the similarity of work between the EPTN and the European Network for Light Ion Hadron Therapy (ENLIGHT) originally launched by ESTRO in 2000 was highlighted. It was decided to explore and draw up a collaborative agreement to benefit both networks. INSPIRE INfraStructure in Proton International Research (INSPIRE), funded by the European Commission, complements EPTN activities and so collaboration on: networking, transnational access and joint research activities could benefit EPTN’s WP2, 5 and 6. An update of activities of WPs will be given at the next annual meeting of EPTN on 9 April 2019 in Brussels at the ESTRO office..

EPTN Collaborative efforts

PTCOG ESTRO and EPTN signed a memorandum of understanding with the Particle Therapy Co- Operative Group (PTCOG) to collaborate on education, meetings and scientific exchange. EORTC EORTC and ESTRO launched the E2-RADIatE (EORTC-ESTRO Radiation Infrastructure for Europe), a platformaimed at generating robust data that can be shared to improve clinical research and ultimately cancer treatment. EPTN’s ParticleCARE project falls under this infrastructure.

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