RareConnect Moderators

RareConnect.org is a growing online network for rare disease communities, bringing together thousands of patients, families, and groups who might otherwise be isolated. Through RareConnect, patients and those who care for them can communicate, sharing experiences and information in a safe, moderated online forum. With human translation available at no cost to participants, RareConnect allows patients from different countries to interact in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish languages. 

RareConnect benefits from the expertise of volunteer moderators from patient groups to ensure quality information is exchanged on the forum and a safe, supportive environment is created for all members to feel comfortable when communicating. Moderators receive notifications when new posts are made on their online community and can respond to the opportunity to offer information and guidance. Moderators also ensure that translations across RareConnect's five languages are validated.

Moderators receive training via the Online Communities Charter developed by EURORDIS and are actively supported with a blog, and two full time community managers.

RareConnect is grateful to David Oziel who has provided his expertise in the field of rare diseases and management of knowledge based-web system, in particular but not limited to Orphanet. On a volunteer basis, David has been involved in the development of the first patient mailing lists of EURORDIS. He has organised trainings on searching relevant and quality information on rare disease on the web and has coordinated the elaboration of the “Online Communities Charter”.

Moderators come together for a one day meeting to discuss common issues
Moderators come together for a one day meeting to discuss common issues

Page created: 02/05/2014
Page last updated: 06/11/2014
 
 
A voz das pessoas com doenças raras na EuropaEURORDIS A voz internacional das pessoas com doenças raras, Rare Diseases InternacionalRare Disease International Reúne doentes, famílias e especialistas para partilhar experiências num fórum multilinguístico. RareConnect O programa Rare Barometer é uma iniciativa da EURORDIS para a realização de inquéritos para transformar a experiência das pessoas com doenças raras em números e factos que podem ser partilhados com os responsáveis pela tomada de decisões.Rare Barometer An international awareness raising campaign taking place on the last day of February each year, Rare Disease Day is a EURORDIS initiativeRare Disease Day Adira ao maior encontro europeu das partes interessadas no âmbito das doenças raras na Conferência Bienal Europeia sobre Doenças Raras e Produtos Órfãos. A ECRD é uma iniciativa da EURORDISEuropean Conference on Rare Diseases