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Q: What is a site investigator for eurIPFreg?

A: A site investigator is a clinician who has an interest in the research area of interstitial lung diseases and has access to a relevant patient pool. A site investigator is a provider of patient data for eurIPFreg.

Q: What do I have to do to participate in eurIPFreg?

A: To become an active site investigator with eurIPFreg please fill out and sign two copies of the "site investigator" contract (to be found under "Download of Documents" or "Conditions of Participation"). Mail the documents including your full return address to: Sandy Jones, Justus-Liebig University Giessen, UGMLC, Klinikstr. 36. 35392 Giessen, Germany. Upon acceptance, one fully executed contract will be mailed back to you together with your access details for the eurIPFreg DataCapture area.

Q: What advantages do I have from becoming a site investigator?

A: Site investigators play a crucial role in building up a comprehensive patient cohort for insightful research of IPF. As a site investigator you provide data and biomaterials that contribute to a European infrastructure for investigation and treatment of IPF; you are part of a network that might uncover revolutionary http://teamhealthfx.com/information on IIPs! Furthermore, you will have the chance to submit proposals for your very own exclusive research projects, utilizing all data collected in eurIPFreg.

Q: How do I submit a research proposal?

A: Research proposals can be submitted by all active site investigators electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A research proposal should not exceed 2 pages, Din A4, font Arial, pt 11 and should contain a comprehensive description of the proposed research, timeline and feasibility assessment.

Q: What are the deadlines for research proposals?

A: Research proposals are accepted on a rolling basis and are evaluated every 3 months (March, June, September, December). Proposals are reviewed in order of receipt.

Q: How are research project proposals evaluated?

A: Research proposals are reviewed by the eurIPFreg steering committee together with the eurIPFnet ethics advisory board. Evaluation is made purely based on scientific merit. Should two or more proposals be submitted for identical research questions, proposals will be evaluated according to the chronology of submission. Where applicable, collaborative work of the involved sites will be suggested.