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EURObservational Research Programme Committees

Structure and organisation of the EURObservational Research programme

Structure and Organisation

Structure and organisation of the EURObservational Research programme are designed to achieve its objectives. The main features are:

  • Use of appropriate methodological procedures
  • Network of volunteer centres appointed by ESC constituent bodies
  • Use on-line electronic Case Report Form (CRF) allowing user friendly web based data entry
  • Full involvement of the ESC National Cardiac Societies (NCS) and relevant ESC Constituent Bodies

EORP Oversight Committee

Oversight Committee's mandate duration is two years (renewable once). The Oversight Committee chair is appointed by the ESC board and constitute the oversight Committee.

Components: representatives of the ESC sub-specialty association, working groups and councils, country and regional representatives and experts in cardiac surgery, epidemiology, e-health and health economics.

Responsibility: Programme oversight, relationship with Constituent Bodies and Survey/Registry (S/R) Chairpersons, liaison with the ESC Board

Registry Executive Committee

Components: Chairperson of the Registry & Experts selected by ESC Associations or WGs or councils in liaison with the Oversight Committee

Responsibility: Conduct of the S/R (from protocol to publications) & reporting to the Oversight Committee.

Executive Committees are composed of several members, with at least one of whom being the chairman, appointed by the Association/WG in agreement with the Oversight Committee.

Steering Committee

Components: Chairperson of the S/R, and one delegate per participating country selected by the NCSs for the country-based registries and by the Executive Committee for the centre-based registries

Responsibility: Responsible for the selection of the centres, overall organisation of the set-up of the registry, performance of national centres, participation in the publication plan.

The EURObservational Research Programme Organisation

EORP Oversight Committee members

Alec Vahanian, Chairman, FR
Andrzej Budaj, PL
Nikolaos Dagres, DE
Nicolas Danchin, FR
Victoria Delgado, NL
Jonathan Emberson, UK
Christopher Peter Gale, UK
Guy Heyndrickx, BE
Bernard Iung, FR
Stefan James, SE
A Pieter Kappetein, NL
Gianfranco Parati, IT
Anna-Sonia Petronio, IT
Mikko Pietila, FI
Eva Prescott, DK
Frank Ruschitzka, CH
Frans Van De Werf, BE
Franz Weidinger, AT
Uwe Zeymer, DE

Non voting/ ex officio members

Aldo Maggioni, IT
Nikos Maniadakis, GR

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