The overall purpose of the EuroSpine TFR is to promote high quality research in clinical and non-clinical studies related to spine disorders, and to administer the research funds allocated by the Society in the form of grants to support this research.
Clinical research is defined as epidemiological population, and clinical research studies, including randomized clinical trials, cohort studies, and outcomes measure/development studies that relate to the etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and/or prognosis of spinal disorders. Qualitative studies and healthcare research studies are considered clinical studies.
Non–clinical research is defined as all other studies (animal studies, basic science, biomechanical studies, applied studies, ergonomic studies, public health research, cost-benefit studies, and other studies) that are conducted on some aspect of spinal disorders.
As already in 2012 EuroSpine TFR will again fund in 2013 2 pilot projects @ Euro 5000 (one year), 2 pilot projects @ Euro 30,000 (one year) and 1 study for 2-3 years @ Euro 100,000
EuroSpine does not fund:
Case series and product development studies will not be considered for funding and will be sent back to the applicant