The field of medicine, in particular medical imaging technology, is advancing rapidly.

The ESR aims to survey up-to-date information about the needs of the radiological research community to develop recommendations to enhance radiologists' involvement in the emerging fields of research and innovation.

In order to maintain and enhance research in radiology, the ESR makes continuous efforts to improve and advance education in radiology.

Leveraging cooperation between research disciplines and fostering networking with scientific biomedical societies in Europe and abroad are among the priority objectives of the ESR.

The ESR Research Committee provides advice on all research matters within the Society and collaborates with the Education, the Quality, Safety and Standards and the Subspecialties and Allied Sciences Committees on structuring research in radiology

The ESR Research Committee also provides the liaison of the Society with the European Institute for Biomedical Imaging Research (EIBIR), which is dedicated to the coordination of research projects and supports the development of biomedical imaging technologies and the dissemination of knowledge.

ESR Research Seed Grant

In 2020, together with the European institute for Biomedical Imaging Research (EIBIR), the ESR launched a new seed funding programme for innovative one-year projects and pilot studies on AI or cardiac imaging. The purpose of the programme was to stimulate and provide funding for ambitious projects that would subsequently lead to larger studies and further funding applications. 

44 proposals from 11 different countries across Europe were received and 8 projects were selected for funding. These 8 projects were hugely successful, exceeding all expectations: not only were all projects successfully concluded on schedule, but the Seed Grant initiative has already produced 1 published article, 2 further articles that have already been submitted for publication, 7 manuscripts that are currently in preparation, and 2-3 further publications that will potentially be pursued after the projects end. Moreover, the recipients of the ESR Research Seed Grant have held 17 presentations at internal, national, and international events.

Further updates on the ESR Research Seed Grants will be made available in due course.

Contact information:

ESR / EIBIR Office
Neutorgasse 9/2a
1010 Vienna