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All ERS members are eligible to apply for funding to set up an ERS Task Force with the aim of producing official guidelines, statements and technical standards to support other respiratory professionals. Once published, these documents provide clarity and direction on a particular topic within respiratory medicine. The overall aim is to improve clinical practice.
The funding options are:
To apply, you must complete the online application form and associated forms in full – ensuring you read the guidance before you submit. If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact us in advance of the deadline.
We are accepting Task Force applications via myERS until 3 February, 2021 at 11:00 CET. Go to the ‘Research’ tab and choose ‘Apply for Task Force’ to submit your application.
ERS short guidelines and short statements are designed to respond very quickly to the release of new evidence that could lead to marked changes in clinical practice. These documents should be concise, very focused and developed with a one-year timeframe.
ERS accepts applications for this all year. There is no deadline. To apply, you must complete the application form and associated documents in full – ensuring you read the guidance before you submit. If you have questions about this, please contact us.
The deadline for applications for funding for an ERS/ATS joint Task Force to produce a guideline, statement or technical standard is July annually. The call typically opens 2 months before the deadline.
To apply, please follow the application process and guidance documents.
ERS does encourage the development of joint documents with other societies. If you are an ERS member and wish to form a Task Force with another society, or you are from another society and wish to collaborate with ERS, you can contact the ERS Guidelines Working Group to discuss the opportunity to develop an official joint project.
ERS has two in-house methodologists who can help Task Force chairs apply the appropriate methodology throughout their Task Force development. They can also be contacted for any questions relating to methodology during the completion of an application.
ERS recognises that the involvement of patients in Task Forces is valuable and we work very closely with the European Lung Foundation (ELF) to ensure that patient perspectives are represented in ERS guidelines.