Our Joint Initiatives
The EIBIR Joint Initiatives represent interdisciplinary groups working towards a common biomedical imaging-focused research goal.
We have recently published a Strategic Research Agenda for Biomedical Imaging Research, highlighting key challenges and illustrating how biomedical imaging can contribute to overcoming them
EIBIR currently supports eight Joint Initiatives with specific activities, including the coordination of collaborative research efforts, communication and dissemination of research results or announcements, and the organisation of workshops, meetings and training.
Biomedical Image Analysis Platform
The mission of the Biomedical Image Analysis Platform is to represent biomedical image analysis research on a European and international level and to establish educational activities in this field.
Cell Imaging Network
The mission of the Cell Imaging Network is to create an integrated network of chemists, biologists, physicists, computer scientists and physicians dedicated to the development and validation of robust imaging tools for in vivo cell imaging.
The key goals of the Chemistry Platform are to contribute to the design and fabrication of innovative imaging probes, and to implement contacts between chemistry groups active in the synthesis of new tracers/contrast agents and biomedical research teams interested in their pre-clinical assessment.
European Network for the Assessment of Imaging in Medicine (EuroAIM)
In response to a need for evidence for the rational use of imaging technology, EIBIR established the European Network for the Assessment of Imaging in Medicine (EuroAIM), to systematically assess radiological technology and seek evidence for its best use in clinical practice.
European Alliance for Medical Radiation Protection Research (EURAMED)
The European Alliance for Medical Radiation Protection Research (EURAMED) represents a consortium of associations involved in the application of ionising radiation in medicine, namely the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM), the European Federation of Organizations for Medical Physics (EFOMP), the European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS), the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO) with the goal of jointly improving medical care and its medical radiation protection issues through sustainable research efforts. Since October 1st, 2017 EURAMED is a non-profit organisation registered in Austria.
European Imaging Biomarker Alliance (EIBALL)
The European Imaging Biomarkers Alliance (EIBALL) is a subcommittee of the European Society of Radiology (ESR). The activities of the former ESR Subcommittee on Imaging Biomarkers, ESR Working Group on Personalised Medicine and ESR-EORTC Working Group were merged into EIBALL, which operates as an EIBIR Joint Initiative since March 2016. Among others, EIBALL aims at coordinating European research activities concerning imaging biomarkers, establishing a network of European centres of excellence and defining possible imaging biomarkers in different human body regions.
Image Guided Radiotherapy
The Initiative for Image Guided Radiotherapy focuses on theranostic imaging in radiation oncology with the aim of increasing understanding and improving the benefits of radiotherapy for the patient.
The mission of the Paediatric Radiology Initiative is to facilitate and enhance multi-institutional, multinational research in paediatric imaging, image-guided intervention and radiation protection, in particular prospective multi-institutional clinical trials with their origins in paediatric radiology