Please find the template for endorsement of research projects here.

Please find the template for EACTA position/consensus/guidelines papers here.

Application forms need to be filled in completely and submitted to the EACTA Executive Office via email to eacta@aimgroup.eu. Please be aware that forms that are filled-in incompletely or incorrectly will not be processed by EACTA.

Your application will first be checked by the EACTA Subspecialty Committee Coordinator and the Scientific Committee. Within 6 weeks after the receipt of the application, the EACTA Executive Office will notify the applicant about an intended approval of the endorsement by the Directory Board. When the research project is concluded you should send a synopsis of findings to the EACTA Subspecialty Committee Coordinator. If a publication is planned, you must submit the manuscript and the acknowledgement of EACTA in due course prior to publication to the EACTA Subspecialty Committee Coordinator. You will receive formal approval of endorsement via email by the EACTA Executive Office after the submitted manuscript has been evaluated. EACTA reserves the right to withdraw from the endorsement in case of a negative evaluation. The EACTA Executive office will bring the results of the conducted research project to the attention of the community via newsletters, social media etc. On the EACTA website, information on the endorsed research project and where the results have been published (web-URL) will be available.

The PROTHOR study is one of several studies that have been initiated and are performed by the PROVENET Investigators; the primary investigator is Mert Senturk from Istanbul, who is also a member of the Scientific Committee of the EACTA. The  study is also endorsed by EACTA and the ESA and is the largest study in the setting of thoracic anesthesia up to now. The sample size for the whole study has been calculated and 2378 patients are required.

PROTHOR aims to investigate whether high PEEP and recruitment maneuvers are superior compared to a strategy with low PEEP without recruitment maneuvers during one lung anesthesia. For further detailed information, please have a look in the flyer as well as all official study documents that can be found on the study homepage.

New participating centers are all welcome. If you are interested, you can contact Mert Senturk or Thomas Kiss from Dresden for further information.


Research project Time line More details Contact
Intravenous amino acid therapy for kidney protection in cardiac surgery: a multi-centre randomized blinded placebo controlled clinical trial Jan 2019 - Feb 2023 Click here Giovanni Landoni


PERSUADE survey: perioperative anaesthesia and intensive care management of ventricular assist device implantation Click here Eric de Waal


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