Dr Donato Bonifazi is an Economist, specialised in European Project Management, and Chief Executive Officer at CVBF, a non-profit research consortium with 20 years’ experience in health and pharmaceutical research management.
He has been Coordinator of two EU-funded Projects (DEferiprone Evaluation in Paediatrics and GAbapentin for Paediatric Pain), running paediatric clinical trials involving more than 20 clinical centres from European and Mediterranean countries.
He is involved in two H2020 projects, the IMI2 conect4children (c4c) – COllaborative Network for European Clinical Trials for Children project and the European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases (EJP RD).
He is between the founders of the first two YPAGs (Young Persons Advisory Groups) in Italy (KIDS Bari) and Albania (Tirana) and is a member of the Coordinating Group at the Enpr-EMA (the European Network of Paediatric Research at the European Medicines Agency) representing the TEDDY European Network of Excellence for Paediatric Research.
He is Coordinator of EPTRI (European Paediatric Translational Research Infrastructure) aimed to create the framework for a new Research Infrastructure (RI) intended to enhance technology-driven paediatric research in drug discovery and early development phases to be translated into clinical research and paediatric use of medicines, grouping more than one hundred research centres form 25 EU and not EU Countries.