ERC Research Net – 1st ERC Research Summer School

Research under the umbrella of the ERC’s Research NET develops into the next phase with an attractive opportunity for young researchers - the 1st Research Summer School. The aims are to foster continuity and increase the visibility of the ERC as a scientific organization, supporting research in the field of resuscitation. For this reason ERC plans to further invest in and strengthen resuscitation research.

What is this project about?

Background: Research under the umbrella of the ERC’s Research NET develops into the next phase with an attractive opportunity for young researchers - the 1st Research Summer School. The aims are to foster continuity and increase the visibility of the ERC as a scientific organization, supporting research in the field of resuscitation. For this reason ERC plans to further invest in and strengthen resuscitation research.

Proposal:

One day meeting on September 27, 2017 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, as pre-conference event prior to ERC RESUSCITATION 2017. This will be the starting point for a five-year research process involving senior researchers mentoring juniors in a supporting partnership to increase scientific output in the field of resuscitation.


Participants:

For both positions: Please send your application to kathleen.pitches@erc.edu before the deadline of 15th of May 2017.

Procedure to apply as Mentor/Senior Researcher:

A Senior Researcher will be considered someone ≥ 35 years on the day of the Research NET Summer School.
As prerequisite, you must be already – or become before May 15 – a member of the ERC Research NET, and you must participate in RESUSCITATION 2017.

In addition, ERC needs a ONE PAGE application (Arial 10 or higher) including:

  • Name, date of birth, title, function and affiliation
  • Areas of research – 3 lines maximum
  • Three most important publications
  • Energy and motivation statement – 5 lines maximum
  • Statement that you are a member of the ERC Research NET and that you will participate in RESUSCITATION 2017 – 2 lines maximum
  • Commitment in time to invest for some years in mentoring young investigators – 2 lines maximum

The ERC Research NET selection committee will be able to choose up to 10 Mentors / Senior Researchers from all applications received.

It is planned that those Researchers who will be selected will receive 150.- € each – in addition to all other possible reimbursement – for one additional night in Freiburg.

Procedure to apply as a Young Investigator:

A Young Investigator will be considered someone under the age of 35 years old on the day of the Research NET Summer School.
ERC needs a ONE PAGE application (Arial 10 or higher) including:

  • Name, date of birth, title, function and affiliation
  • Areas of research – 3 lines maximum
  • Three most important publications
  • Proposal for a research project / innovational idea – 5 lines maximum
  • Energy and motivation statement – 5 lines maximum
  • Opportunity for collaboration and continuity – 2 lines maximum
  • Time available for ERC Research NET activities – 2 lines maximum
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The ERC Research NET selection committee will be able to choose up to 20 Young Investigators from all applications received.  

It is planned that those Young Investigators who have been selected will receive 300.- € each for supporting travel and accommodation.  


Focus topics:

-       Dispatch centers / first responder – telephone CPR – APPs – bystander CPR

-       KIDS SAVE LIVES / schoolchildren education in resuscitation

-       EuReCa Registry / other ERC Research NET Studies (i.e. ESCAPE-NET)

 

Format of the 1st ERC Research Summer School:

-       Seniors – each present in 5 min their focus about their scientific and research background / their motivation to participate in the program / what they can offer on energy / and future plans

-       YIs – each presents in a 10 min presentation focusing on their background / motivation / energy / future

-       Working groups on all topics mentioned above will discuss the proposed projects in greater depth

-       Networking dinner to increase collaborations 

 

Optional site visit:

-       Experimental animal lab, Dept. of Cardiac Surgery, University of Freiburg

 

Communication / publication:

-       Reporting of the results in “Resuscitation” and social media

 

Follow up processes and aims:

-       Regularly teleconferences

-       Face-to-face meetings at each ERC congress

-       The ERC Research Summer School acts as a start-up initiative for young investigators to get support to start research and helping in getting further grants to finance their research.

-       In this 5-year process the participants will become familiar (class work, group work, home-work) and learn from each other various skills for successful research, such as: writing a project and getting it funded; writing a paper/abstract and having it accepted; performing a literature systematic review, GRADE; methods of qualitative research; data collection, data reporting.

 

Added value:

-       Strength of ERC Research NET activities / networking / industrial partnerships

-       Start of new European networks and projects

-       Start-up initiative for researchers in the field of resuscitation to open opportunities for collaboration and grant applications beyond local possibilities.

 

Bernd Böttiger, ERC Board Director Science and Research – March 1, 2017


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