The EHRA Scientific Initiatives Committee (SIC) undertakes research through short EP Surveys with the aim of providing a picture of daily EP practice in Europe and insight into how consistently arrhythmia treatment is applied across ESC member countries. Particular focus is made on the implementation of current arrhythmia related ESC Guidelines.
The Committee conducts several types of surveys including centre-based (addressing the EHRA Scientific Research Network), physician-based and patient-based, together with new initiatives, such as systematic reviews and meta-analysis.
The SIC strategic plan for the next two years will mainly focus on the following areas:
- Primary Prevention of SCD
- AF Management
- Health Economics and Communication: Arrhythmia management during the COVID era
If you would like to submit a proposal which could fit into the above mentioned areas, the SIC committee would be delighted to consider and review it. Check out the application process here
Work with EHRA
Submit your proposal
The EHRA Scientific Initiatives Committee invites you to submit your research proposal (survey, systematic review/meta-analysis, other, etc.) and get the opportunity to carry out your research together with the committee.
Please note EHRA will provide expertise on accepted submissions, however no funds can be made available. The two research proposal forms can be downloaded according to the research you wish to submit.
- Factors influencing the use of leadless or transvenous pacemakers (January 2020)
- Diagnosis and management of LAA thrombus in patients with AF undergoing cardioversion or percutaneous left atrial procedures (September 2019)
- Antithrombotic treatment in patients with atrial fibrillation and acute coronary syndromes (February 2019)
- Translating guidelines into practice for the management of atrial fibrillation (June 2018)
Join the EHRA Scientific Initiatives Research Network and Participate in the Surveys
The results of these surveys enable us to gather some valuable and essential information, thanks to the participating centres who regularly complete the surveys and entrust us with their data.
The results of each survey are published in the Europace Journal.
Moreover, the two best replying centres to the last surveys will be offered the co-authorship of the article published in the EP Europace Journal.
If you are not yet a member and would like to be part of this initiative, join by clicking on the link below.