European Research

One of CIRSE’s main objectives is to give Interventional Radiology a strong voice in Europe. To keep expanding the evidence base upon which IR relies, CIRSE strongly encourages its members to both engage in clinical research and to compete for European research grants, maximising the impact and outcome of their research endeavours and, in turn, advancing the discipline.

CIRSE is focusing its European research efforts on collaboration with the European Institute for Biomedical Imaging Research (EIBIR), facilitating CIRSE members’ access to expert support by EIBIR when getting involved in European research grants.



In 2010 CIRSE became a co-shareholder of the European Institute for Biomedical Imaging Research (EIBIR). This multidisciplinary institute connects leading scientists involved with medical imaging from all over Europe and is poised to present opportunities for innovative research projects. Services provided by EIBIR include: support in proposal writing, assistance in consortium building using the EIBIR Network and online access to the directory of the EIBIR Members’ Network.

Find out more about EIBIR on their website http://www.eibir.org


EIBIR Annual Report 2017






Horizon 2020 is the European Union's financial instrument for research and innovation, running from 2014 to 2020. With a budget of nearly €80 billion, this programme contains all the research and innovation funding provided by the EU over these 7 years.

All open calls are accessible through the EC’s Participant Portal. Relevant calls for IRs can be found in the Horizon 2020 work programme for “Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing”. CIRSE encourages all Members to participate in these calls and to benefit from the support offered by EIBIR.

For further information please contact the CIRSE Board and Committee Relations Dept. at boardrelations@cirse.org.