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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? Are there urgent funding needs and gaps? 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

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:

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

Funding bodies and researchers can continue adding to the CardioScape database to inform others of your cardiovascular research and to look for partners. Funding bodies in different European countries are also listed.

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.

Read the report

What’s next?

CardioScape was an 18-month project funded by the European Union FP7 research programme that was completed in 2014. The Steering Group was chaired by Professors Frans Van de Werf, FESC and David Wood, FESC.

The CardioScape database is currently being managed by the ESC and further developments are pending the ESC’s funding application from the European Research Area Network on CVD (ERA-CVD).

Access the ERA-CVD website

EU funding mechanisms

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