The EUPATI Patient Expert Training Course mixes online and in-person training over a 14-month period to give patients and patient advocates advanced knowledge of the research and development pathway for medicines. The goal is to increase the level of knowledge in the patient community, not just in Europe but around the world.

EUPATI RELOAD aims to adapt the current training to cater for each learner’s needs, making the course more accessible and sustainable.

A key step is to repackage the existing six modules into up to 30 shorter modules, which means they can be offered in a format similar to the popular Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) found on learning platforms such as Coursera. Another improvement will be to enhance the e-learning elements of the face-to-face programme by using experiential and problem-based learning.


  • Repackage the existing modules on medicines research and development into shorter modules.
  • Identify and implement an e-learning management system to host the future modules.

Start date and duration

The EUPATI Reload is an EIT Health project was launched on 1 January 2020 and will run for 12 months, until December 2020.

WP1 Content Redesign

WP1 focuses on the redesign of the existing modules of the Patient Expert Training Course into shorter modules to be made available in the learning management system implement by Work Package 2 (WP2).

WP2 Infrastructure

WP2 aims to identify the best IT systems to host the future e-learning modules, including the learning management system (LMS), payment options and certifications to be generated.

This project is funded by:


Project Coordinator

Matthias Gottwald, Bayer – [email protected]

Maria Dutarte, European Patients’ Forum/EUPATI – [email protected]