TABLE 1

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) Clinical Research Collaborations (CRCs)

Start dateProject: acronym and titleCRC Chairs
2018CADSET: Chronic airway diseases early stratificationAlvar Agustí, Jadwiga Wedzicha
2018EARCO: European alpha-1 research collaborationMarc Miravitlles, Timm Greulich
2018NEUROCOUGH: New understanding in the treatment of cough − Clinical Research Collaboration: a pan-European multi-centre network to improve the management of coughLorcan McGarvey, Lieven Dupont
2018WEAN SAFE: Worldwide assessment of separation of patients from ventilator assistanceJohn Laffey, Leo Heunks
2017ICE db: The International Collaborative Effusion databaseNick Maskell, Julius Janssen
2017PEX-NET: Pulmonary haemodynamics during exercise − research networkHorst Olschewski, Philippe Herve
2017SHARP: Severe Heterogeneous Asthma Research collaboration, Patient-centeredRatko Djukanović, Elisabeth Bel, Dominique Hamerlijnck, Toni Latimer-Gibson
2016ARIANE-IPF: ERS pan-European IPF registry and biobankBruno Crestani, Vincent Cottin
2016ChILDEU: The European research collaboration for Children's Interstitial Lung DiseaseSteve Cunningham, Nico Schwerk
2016GLI: The Global Lung function Initiative networkSanja Stanojevic, Graham L. Hall
2016RATIONAL: Real life Assessment of Targeted and Immunotherapies in lung cancer care research networkThierry Berghmans, Jacques Cadranel
2016SPACE: Severe Paediatric Asthma Collaborative in Europe − Enhancing participation of asthmatic children in therapeutic trials of new biologics and receptor blockersJonathan Grigg, Franca Rusconi
2015ENIRRIs: The European Network for ICU-Related Respiratory InfectionsAntoni Torres, Ignacio Martin-Loeches
2015, renewed in 2018ESADA: European Sleep Apnoea DatabaseJan Hedner, Marisa Bonsignore
2015, renewed in 2018TBNET: Tuberculosis Network European Trials groupFrank ven Leth, Graham Bothamley
2014, renewed in 2017EMBARC: European Multicentre Bronchiectasis Audit and Research CollaborationJames Chalmers, Eva Polverino
2014, renewed in 2017INCIRCLE: INternational Collaboration to Improve Respiratory health in ChildrenPeter Sly, Zoltan Hantos