ERS governance and transparency
As a not-for-profit organisation, independence and integrity are at the heart of everything ERS does. This vision is achieved through strict governance principles, codes of conduct and transparency regulations.
The European Respiratory Society (ERS) is a non-profit organisation. Its governance and management are laid down in its statutes comprising:
ERS is committed to being transparent in all its activities. All ERS officers and members of the Society’s committees, working parties and sub - committees complete an annual Declaration of Interest (DoI), which is published on our website.
Visit the leadership page to view conflict of interest forms for the current executive officers.
Codes of conduct
ERS also operates within a number of established codes of conduct
- ERS Code of Conduct for interaction with commercial partners
- The Alliance for Biomedical Research in Europe - Code of Conduct for Healthcare professionals and Scientific organisations
- The European Medicines Agency Code of Conduct
- EU Transparency Register
The ERS annual report provides an overview of our achievements and a financial report each year.
Additional information: Funding sources
A number of companies sponsor ERS or ERS activities throughout the year:
Translation of ERS resources
ERS resources may be translated with permission from the Society. Our members and/or contacts can complete our online request form specifying the item(s) they which to translate and for what purpose. The form will then be reviewed and providing those details meet our criteria, translation can proceed. Following that, and for the purpose of quality control, we review the translation and give approval for use. The individual/organisation requesting translation is responsible for full cost of translation of their required items.