An Academic Collaborative Platform on Assessment of Non-Pharmacological Interventions
The Collaborative University Platform for Evaluating Health Prevention and Supportive Care Programs, the Plateforme CEPS, was founded in 2011 by Professor Gregory Ninot. This innovative platform in Montpellier (France) focuses on methodologies for the validation and surveillance of non-pharmacological interventions (NPIs). It is a collaborative organization bridging University Paul Valery Montpellier 3 and the University de Montpellier resources. It works in a collaborative and open mode. It invites researchers, health professionals, policy makers, users and volunteers to think about the convergence of NPIs evaluation methods, as was the case for the drug some fifty years ago. In an operational manner, the platform organizes every year the international scientific congress iCEPS on the evaluation of the NPIs , lists the NPIs within a classification , facilitates the identification of quality trials on NPIs through the meta-search engine named Motrial , identifies researchers and research units interested in NPIs evaluation and sharing resources for the evaluation of NPIs . The platform has received support from Europe , the French State , the Occitanie Region , Montpellier Metropole , Cancer National Institute , SIRIC Montpellier Cancer , CARSAT Languedoc-Roussillon and Occitanie Regional Health Agency .