The European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases has launched an academic education course on rare diseases research topics, coordinated by the Foundation for Rare Diseases, one of the EJP RD partners. The first course on the diagnosis in the rare disease context is designed for medical students and PhD/post-doc students in biomedical sciences, patients Advocacy Organisations’ representatives, Healthcare professionals or paramedics who want to further their knowledge of rare disease diagnosis. The course will last 5 weeks to learn more about rare genetic disease diagnosis and testing, the impact of technology in diagnostic research, and gain insights into patients’ experiences of rare genetic disease.