RITA Membership


24 Health Care Providers, Affiliated Members and Patient Organisations representing the themes of the RITA network.


RITA Membership is organised in three sub-themes:

  • Primary Immunodeficiencies (PIDs)
  • Autoimmune (AI)
  • Autoinflammatory disorders (AID)

Paediatric Rheumatology is an area we have included as a sub-theme and it is represented by the PReS society, which straddles the Autoimmune and Autoinflammatory sub-themes.

Each of the 4 themes have a Theme Coordinator.


This membership has been divided into 3 subtypes.

  • Associated national centers
  • Collaborative national centers
  • Coordination hubs

The BoMs agreed on criteria for Associated National Centres and Coordination Hubs designated by MS and their link to ERNs. Intended timeline for the invitation to MS to submit endorsed affiliated members and coordination hubs is early summer – autumn 2018. The approval will be done by the BoMS. The ERN coordinators are involved in the process as far as possible (e.g. conduction of a gap-analysis).

Statement of the ERN Board of MS on Affiliated Partners image

Here you will find more information under the ERN Membership.