Criteria of evaluation for obtaining the EAES funding
Proposals submitted to the EAES grant committee will be judged on the following criteria:
1. Research question:
• The importance of the question in relation to that particular field of research in MAS
• The novelty and originality of the proposal
• Clarity of the hypothesis – research objectives
2. Research relevance
• Needs of patients, users or hospital staff
• Advances of minimal access techniques
• Healthcare system
3. Research feasibility:
• Whether the objectives are achievable, with realistic goals, timescales and/or milestones within the limited fund
• The appropriateness of the design and methodology
• The strengths and weaknesses (major or minor) of proposed investigations.
4. Applicants track record – potential:
Overall opinion of the applicant(s)’ standing in the field, track record and potential for delivering the proposed research. The evaluation should include the support to young researchers by established team.
5. Project Management
A clear management structure should be in place with clear responsibilities for each member of the application.
Do the equipment, staffing and running costs seem appropriate?
7. Dissemination plan
The dissemination plan depends on the nature of the project (clinical, educational or technology based.
8. Research Impact
The impact of the research will be assessed based on the proposed theme and objectives. Examples are:
• Impact on patient care, healthcare system
• Is it new or better replacement technology
• The potential for IP and commercial exploitation
• Educational value.
9. Long-term perspective and sustainability
The program needs to have the potential for long-term sustainability according to its underlying concept.
Special consideration will be given to:
• Programs developed for geographically and economically less advantaged areas within Europe
• Programs aiming at excellence of up-coming young doctors in clinical and basic science of endoscopic surgery
• Programs developed to build up networks of clinical and/or basic scientists in the field of endoscopic surgery across Europe.
Reports: The successful applicant is required to submit biannual progress reports to the EAES Research committee. Due to the limited funding, there is no overhead costs to be covered and only direct costs will be funded.
Upon completion of the project, EAES requires a final scientific and financial report. All publications and abstracts must acknowledge support from EAES. Manuscripts arising from the project shall be submitted to surgical endoscopy subjective to the peer review process.