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This section keeps you updated on any major developments throughout the course of the DECISION project. For PDFs of our own press releases please go to DOWNLOADS. To receive our project newsletter please subscribe here!

  • 10 September 2020

    Codes of conduct applicable and research integrity policy including publications in journals published

    This document is an analysis of the current codes of good conduct published by each member of the DECISION project: Here, we discuss what is included in the DECISION partners’ code of conduct, any references to national or international guidelines, how easily accessible the relevant information is from the home page and the general usefulness of the document for the members of the institutions themselves and the public.

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  • 31 August 2020

    Public engagement strategy to design DECISION along with the need of patients finalized

    The goal of this policy is to provide a framework of public engagement in research in DECISION to align this project with the Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) framework.

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  • 27 August 2020

    Prof. Dr. Paolo Caraceni from UNIBO, Italy, explains the clinical trial of DECISION

    In this video, Prof. Dr. Paolo Caraceni explains the clinical trial, the predictive and response tests, the project’s approach to best-possible patient stratification, and the expected beneficial outcome of DECISION.

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  • 28 July 2020

    DECISION in less than 5 minutes: Prof. Pierre-Emmanuel Rautou explains the project in a brief video

    Take a few minutes to listen to Prof. Pierre-Emmanuel Rautou, the scientific coordinator of DECISION, explain and show to you what the project is all about.

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  • 27 July 2020

    First Patient Event on 31st Aug 2020!

    SAVE THE DATE: We kindly invite you to the 1st DECISION and ELPA patient event. Our first patient event takes place ONLINE on Monday, August 31st, from 16-17h at Central European Standard Time (CEST). For questions and registration, please contact

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  • 27 July 2020

    Important milestones achieved!

    We are happy to report that all ethics approvals for data transfers have been received and 5348 samples from PREDICT and 400 from CANONIC have been sent for analysis to all participating labs. Congratulations WP1 team!

  • 22 July 2020

    ELPA president Marko Korenjak introduces DECISION from the perspective of cirrhosis patients in this video

    In this 3-min-long video, Marko Korenjak, the current president of the European Liver Patients Association (ELPA), who is also a key project partner, introduces the scope and aims of the DECISION project.

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  • 19 July 2020

    Interleukin-22 in acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF): A matter of ineffective levels, receptor dysregulation, or defective signalling?

    Read the new article by Schwarzkopf et al. published in J Hep on 19 July 2020. This work addresses one of the new models used in DECISION: The authors analysed the effects of interleukin 22 (IL-22) in a mouse model of ACLF after chronic carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-treatment (0.2 ml/kg, 2 times per week, i.p.) and acute precipitating injury using 2 injections of 0.4 ml/kg CCl4 in combination with an i.p. challenge with Klebsiella pneumonia, mimicking a bacterial infection.

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  • 13 July 2020

    The PREDICT study uncovers three clinical courses in acutely decompensated cirrhosis with distinct pathophysiology

    To access the full article published on 13 July 2020 by Trebicka et al., click on the link below.

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  • 26 May 2020

    The DECISION consortium elects members of the Impact Board

    Today, we announce the members of the DECISION Impact Board (IB): Pierre-Emmanuel Rautou, Narsis Kiani, Marko Korenjak, Richard Moreau, Jonel Trebicka, Frank Uschner. The IB is chaired by Christian Trautwein.

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  • 13 May 2020

    Project management talk on YouTube

    DECISION’s project manager, Dr. Mary Gazea describes the most critical aspects of the project’s governance structure and the financial issues in a confidential YouTube video. All consortium members are highly encouraged to log into the intranet (KEYWAYS) and watch her presentation. It contains very valuable information to navigate successfully through the coming project years!

  • 01 April 2020

    DECISION kicks off!

    Not an April Fool’s joke – Today, the 5.5-year long, pan-European research project begins. We are very excited to roll up our sleeves and start working!