The mission of the European Society of Radiology is to advance radiology and its global application. To fulfil this mission, the European Institute for Biomedical Imaging Research (EIBIR) was established. EIBIR plays a crucial role by coordinating and managing research projects, as well as securing funding. By doing so, EIBIR promotes the development and translation of cutting-edge imaging technologies, leading to improved patient care and a transformative impact on the global practice of radiology.

Numbers and figures

€ 178.9
in research funds secured
success rate
EC-funded projects and counting

ESR Research
Seed Grants

In 2020, the ESR in collaboration with EIBIR launched a seed grant funding program for innovative projects and pilot studies. The program aims to stimulate ambitious projects that could lead to larger studies and further funding. From 2022, the ESR Research Seed Grants have been kindly supported by an unrestricted, non-exclusive grant from GE Healthcare. In 2021, the ESR announced the global expansion of the program. The 2022 ESR Research Seed Grant Global has received generous support from Siemens Healthineers.



The European Institute for Biomedical Imaging Research (EIBIR) is at the forefront of European radiological research. By coordinating and managing your research projects, freeing up your time to focus on the science, and widely sharing your research in its extensive dissemination network, EIBIR serves as the ideal partner to embark on your research project.

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The European Imaging Biomarker Alliance (EIBALL) aims to facilitate imaging biomarker development, standardization and promote their use in clinical trials and in clinical practice by collaboration with specialist societies, international standards agencies and trials organizations to develop a network of excellence.

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EIBALL Biomarker Inventory

The ESR EIBALL Subcommittee’s Biomarkers Inventory is designed to provide a reference for researchers and trialists, listing what biomarkers exist and what evidence for their use exists, so that these biomarkers can be incorporated into clinical trials so as to start building an evidence base.

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Research Committee

Meet the members of ESR’s Research Committee here →

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You will have access to a wide range of benefits that can help you advance your career and stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the field of radiology. These benefits include access to educational resources, networking opportunities with other professionals in the field, opportunities to participate in research projects and clinical trials, and access to the latest technologies and techniques. 

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for radiologists, radiology residents, professionals of allied sciences (including radiographers/radiological technologists, nuclear medicine physicians, medical physicists, and data scientists) & professionals of allied sciences in training residing within the boundaries of Europe

  • Reduced registration fees for ECR 1
  • Reduced fees for the European School of Radiology (ESOR) 2
  • Exclusive option to participate in the European Diploma. 3
  • Free electronic access to the journal European Radiology 4
  • Content e-mails for all ESR journals
  • Updates on offers & events through our newsletters

€ 11 /year

Yes! That is less than €1 per month.

Free membership

for radiologists, radiology residents or professionals of allied sciences engaged in practice, teaching or research residing outside Europe as well as individual qualified professionals with an interest in radiology and medical imaging who do not fulfil individual or all requirements for any other ESR membership category & former full members who have retired from all clinical practice
  • Reduced registration fees for ECR 1
  • Free electronic access to the journal European Radiology
  • Content e-mails for all 3 ESR journals 4
  • Updates on offers & events through our newsletters

€ 0

The best things in life are free.

ESR Friends

For students, company representatives or hospital managers etc.

  • Content e-mails for all 3 ESR journals 4
  • Updates on offers & events through our newsletters

€ 0

Friendship doesn’t cost a thing.

The membership type best fitting for you will be selected automatically during the application process.


Provided that ESR 2023 membership is activated and approved by August 31, 2023 (excl. "Members in Training Offer")
Not all activities included
Examination based on the ESR European Training Curriculum (radiologists or radiology residents).
European Radiology, Insights into Imaging, European Radiology Experimental.