Guidelines, statements and technical standards development programme

Application deadlines

The call for Task Forces 2022 is open. More information on the application process can be found below.

ERS Clinical practice guidelines, statement and technical standards in collaboration with other societies

July annually for ERS/ATS
February annually for other societies

ERS clinical practice guidelines, statements and technical standards

1 February annually

ERS short guidelines and statements

Submit at any time


The European Respiratory Society (ERS) contributes to the coordination of European activities in respiratory medicine and provides funding to Task Forces producing clinical practice guidelines (CPG), statements and technical standards. Once published, these documents–which are adopted as ERS official papers–provide clarity and direction on a particular topic within respiratory medicine. The overall aim is to improve clinical practice.

The funding options are:

  • ERS Task Force to produce guidelines, statements and technical standards.
  • ERS Task Force to produce short guidelines or short statements.
  • A joint Task Force to produce guidelines, statements or technical standards with another society.

Upon request, the ERS may also endorse documents developed by other international scientific societies

Endorsement of non-ERS documents

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Ongoing Task Forces

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Task Force documents

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