Guidelines, statements and technical standards development programme

Application deadlines

  • ERS guidelines, statements and technical standards: 1 February annually
  • ERS short guidelines and short statements: Submit anytime
  • ERS/ATS joint Task Forces: 31 July 2021

About

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:

  • 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

How to apply for funding

ERS guidelines, statements or technical standards

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 or statements

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.

ERS/American Thoracic Society (ATS) Guidelines, statements and technical standards

The call for ERS/ATS Task Force proposals 2021 will open on 1 July and close on 31 July 2021.

To apply, please click on the link to the online application and follow the application process and guidance documents.

Joint Task Forces with other societies (not ATS)

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.

Methodological support

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.

Contact the ERS methodologists.

Patient involvement

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.

Ongoing Task Forces

See all active ERS and joint Task Forces.

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