INTACT (Individually Tailored Stepped Care for Women with Eating Disorders) is a Research Training Network funded by the European Commission (2007-2011) in the Marie Curie Program (MRTN-CT-2006-035988). It represents a multi-disciplinary and inter-sectorial network of 9 European partners to address the challenge of developing new strategies for the prevention and treatment of eating disorders.
Based on the facts that not all women at risk for the development of an eating disorder actually become ill and not all of those who develop the disorder benefit from the same type, duration, and intensity of care, the innovative contribution of INTACT can be seen in the development of individually tailored treatment and stepped care interventions.
The 9 network partners are recognised as leaders in their field of research and represent a broad spectrum of disciplines (e.g. clinical psychology, psychiatry, social sciences, and genetics) reflecting the multiplicity of factors determining eating disorders. The diversity of economic, cultural, and societal backgrounds of the partners of this network offers an extraordinary training opportunity for a new European research generation.