The ESC is a non profit organisation, i.e. an Association managed under the 1901 French law. Working Groups are one of the main ESC Constituent Bodies and are acting on behalf of the ESC in their domain of scientific expertise. The activities of a Working Group are a measure of the success of any Working Group. Working Groups have full independence with regard to all scientific and medical matters in their domain of scientific expertise. Working Groups are part of the ESC legal structure and consequantly do not have an independent legal identity. They are therefore requested to follow the ESC Corporate rules in their activities.
Those rules and reporting guidelines are described in these 3 parts:
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