EFORT approved endorsement of third-party research projects

research_wordcloud_280x280pxIn concert with the EFORT mission of restoring and securing mobility, musculoskeletal health and quality of life on behalf of the European Orthopaedic and Traumatology community, the EFORT Education Committee is supporting high quality research projects in Orthopaedics and Traumatology.

Collaboration with National as well as Specialty Societies and other partners shall be strengthened in order to fulfil the intention of improved research in Orthopaedics and Traumatology.

An important tool is the approval of third party projects which support this intention appropriately. The following steps have to be completed during the application process, to guarantee approval and endorsement of high quality research activities.

The following procedure must be followed for a project to be declared an “EFORT Endorsed Project”:

  • The project information should be provided to EFORT via the following Submission Form.
  • Forms must be received at least three months before the project is launched or submitted to funding agencies.
  • EFORT will then review the information and the applicant will receive a reply within a period of one month after submitting the form.
  • A positive evaluation will generate an EFORT letter of support, expressing the interest that the project has for the European R+D landscape in Orthopaedics and Traumatology.
  • The endorsed projects that are successful may be eligible to produce a summary to be disseminated through EFORT networks (OTE, EFORT web page, etc).

The following requirements addressing certain principles must be fulfilled in order to receive approval:

PROJECT CHARACTER National and International high quality research projects with European scope.
  • At least the title, the full summary of the project, and the list of investigators (by name, by institution and by country) are required.
  • When requested, investigators CV and/or full research proposal may be required if the committee needs supplementary information.
  • The funding agency and the call for projects where the letter will be applied are mandatory.
INVESTIGATORS The PI should be based in a European recognized institution or university hospital, and the project should include investigators from several European countries.
EVALUATION The outcome of funding agency evaluation, when performed with support of EFORT, should be transmitted, to be listed in the EFORT web page if successful and to be eligible in a future request of another letter of project support, if required.
DECLARATION OF INTEREST Short outline of applicants interest in obtaining EFORT approval, and future interest to disseminate results through EFORT.
REQUESTED FUNDS Indication of full funding to be requested for the project.
ETHICAL COMPLIANCE Information about Ethical principles applied to research in the project (approved by Ethical committees, presence of a work package on Ethics, etc)

Submit your project to be approved and listed as “EFORT Endorsed Project”

Before starting your application to be approved as “EFORT Endorsed Project”, please take note of the following mandatory requirements:

  • The main language of the project document must be ENGLISH.
  • The Principal Investigator (PI) is based in a European country
  • The Project is to be developed, in whole or significantly, in European countries.
  • Ethical principles application within the Project should be confirmed.

Please fill the below form. Mandatory fields are marked with an *.



    Please fill the following form. Mandatory fields are marked with an *.

  • Please provide a short description of the topic of your research project (max. 1500 characters)
  • DD slash MM slash YYYY
    Enter the date of your project call deadline (DD/MM/YYYY)

  • Please provide the category of the PI Institution (e.g. University, University Hospital, Research Centre, other)

  • Please provide Title - Name - Family Name - Institution and Country of the associated investigators of your research project. Note: max. 5000 characters
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, jpg, jpeg, png, Max. file size: 8 MB, Max. files: 10.
      Including at least the abbreviated CV of the PI, eventually some or all the investigators’ CVs (note this will be used to clarify the affinity to the O&T field). Please use only .PDF , DOCX or .DOC files Maximum number of documents 10 - maximum size of all documents combined size 8Mb

    • Drop files here or
      Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, jpg, jpeg, png, ppt, pptx, Max. file size: 8 MB, Max. files: 10.
        Including at least the summary and keywords of the project. Extended summary or full proposal may be requested (confidentiality will be granted). Please use only .PDF PPT, PPTX, .JPG .JPEG .PNG .DOCX or .DOC files Maximum number of documents 10 - maximum size of all documents combined size 8Mb
      • Short outline of applicant's interest in obtaining EFORT approval, and interest in results dissemination through EFORT. Maximum of 1500 characters.


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