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Who is researching what and funded by whom across Europe?

The ESC project entitled “A Survey of the European cardiovascular research landscape and recommendations for future research strategy (CardioScape)”, is an 18-month project funded by the European Union FP7 research programme.

Your research questions answered:  If you’re a scientist, a funding agency or a policy maker, you want to know what’s happening in cardiovascular research to make informed decisions. Are there potential partners for my work in Europe? Is a proposed study novel? CardioScape has the answers.

Access the cardioscape database

What is CardioScape?

CardioScape, funded by the European Union FP7 research programme, is an important research inventory that outlines the cardiovascular disease research and innovation landscape across Europe.

“CardioScape should help encourage future collaboration between researchers, avoid duplication and assist funders to make informed decisions about where to invest their funds Ultimately, CardioScape should ensure that every Euro is efficiently invested to serve science and patients, and also to significantly contribute to a healthier and more productive European society.”

Professors David Wood and Frans Van de Werf

Cardioscape objectives

  • Map the research activities and funding for CV research, both public and private, at national and European level
  • Create CV research and funding database based on the survey results
  • Summarise existing research and funding landscape for current state-of-the-art CV research
  • Assess and identify gaps, strengths, weaknesses and opportunities in European CV research by expert analysis
  • Develop and draft a final report to outline proposed recommendations and strategy for CV research in Europe. 
  • Disseminate effectively to the CV research community, the various stakeholders and the wider public the project results, relating to both the existing mapped research and funding landscape and the future recommendations for a more effective coordinated research approach

The CardioScape database

The CardioScape database brings together the results of an extensive survey of research activities and funding for cardiovascular research, both public and private, at national and European level. The search tools within the database provide:

  • To scientists information regarding projects in a specific field
  • To funding agencies an overview of what other agencies are funding
  • To policy makers a comprehensive understanding on regional distribution of funds (funding capita per GDP).


The CardioScape report

The CardioScape report summarises existing research and funding landscape for current state-of-the-art CV research, assess and identifies gaps, strengths and weaknesses and opportunities in European CV research by expert analysis, as well as outlines proposed recommendations and strategy for CV research in Europe is also available.

What’s next? Cardioscape II

Cardioscape II is a two-year project funded by the European Research Area Network on Cardiovascular Diseases (ERA-CVD), through Horizon 2020. It is aimed at surveying the European CVD research landscape by mapping national and international research funding opportunities. The project continues the work of the Cardioscape I, updating the data and adding new functionalities to the website.

Access the ERA-CVD website

EU funding mechanisms

CardioScape does not include EU Funding mechanisms – find out more about EU funding for your project