BERENICE is a European research network (Collaborative Project) coordinated by Vall d’ Hebron University Hospital and its Research Institute (ICS-HUVH, Barcelona, Spain). Our consortium brings together 8 European and Latin American partners. Starting in September 2012, this 5-year project is supported by the European Commission under the Health Innovation Work Programme of the 7th Framework Programme. To ensure its successful completion, BERENICE has been divided into 8 work packages, each dealing with specifi c tasks.