BonePain was the first European training network within bone pain (Grant agreement No 642720). It was running from Jan 1, 2015 until Dec 31, 2018 and was followed by BonePainII (Grant agreement No 814244) running from Jan 1, 2019 until Dec 31, 2022. The networks involved a total of 9 academic groups and 5 industrial companies, all leading within their fields. Altogether, the two first BonePain networks trained 29 early stage researchers from 16 different countries from Ireland to Iran, Indonesia and India in the fields of arthritic pain, cancer pain, pain from fibrous dysplasia, and fracture pain.

In addition to their research skills, the young researchers broaden their transferable skills, gained experience in presenting their research findings to a scientific audience at conferences and workshops as well as to the public. The early stage researchers have published their research findings in scientific publications such as Neuron and Arthritis & Rheumatology.





The Students

We train independent, creative and innovative scientists by providing cutting-edge knowledge and a broad range of frontline scientific and transferable skills that make our PhD students top candidates across Europe for positions in the academic and non-academic sector.


The BonePainIII Network holds a series of network wide training events where beneficiaries, ESRs, partners and invited speakers will discuss the progress of the programme, meet one another and form collaborations and offer training courses on specific topics to the ESRs.

Meet the Partners

The BonePainIII network encompasses 7 beneficiaries (4 from academia and 3 from industry) and 5 associated partners, all of which are committed to creating an outstanding training program for doctoral candidates to elucidate the mechanisms of bone pain and develop new medicines.