NA-USA Partners with RARE-X
by Bob Metzger

In January and February some members of the board of NA Advocacy USA, Inc. (Susan Wagner, Julie Kerner and Bob Metzger) participated in an on-boarding class to learn about launching a disease Data Collection Program with RARE-X. RARE-X (, a program of Global Genes (, is a non-profit created to accelerate rare disease research and treatment by removing barriers for data collection and sharing. It is a platform to collect, connect and share data.


We are just beginning the process so there will be more communication soon, but we are excited to provide a summary of this upcoming endeavor. Collecting data is an essential step on a rare disease research journey and an important way for patients and their caregivers to contribute to advancing care for their communities. RARE-X has developed a comprehensive platform to facilitate this data collection.

Here are just a few of the purposes and benefits of the RARE-X program:


- A structured and standardized system

- RARE-X manages the unique governance requirements of different countries

- Streamlines researcher access to data

- Informs researchers how our diseases change over time

- Has the ability to connect to existing data sources

- Enables better data to use in clinical trials

- Speeds up research and drug development

- Patient owned and managed

- No cost to patients or organizations

- No cost to researchers (scientists/pharma)

- Ongoing , long-term guidance and support


Soon we will have a Zoom meeting that will provide the necessary details for patients and their caregivers to get started on this exciting journey of sharing their information. 


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