The European Society of Intensive Care Medicine has a long tradition of involvement in key areas of intensive care research. Our aim is to foster collaborative research initiatives among our members, across countries and continents, pushing the boundaries of medical knowledge where there is most need.

Research Committee Activities

The ESICM Research Committee overlooks a broad range of research initiatives related to intensive care medicine.

Our Research Awards Programme provides direct funding for those areas of research identified as requiring urgent investigation.
Our members rely on ESICM research for endorsement of their research projects and surveys.
ESICM coordinates a number of high profile trials in intensive care medicine.
Through its initiatives, the Research Committee aims to encourage newcomers to research to discover this most rewarding area of intensive care medicine.

Learn more about

The Research Committee

> ESICM Awards
> ESICM Trials
> Endorsed Research Projects
> Endorsed surveys

Other activities

Guidelines & Consensus Statements

ESICM Sections

The key areas of intensive care medicine are  represented by 13 sections within ESICM.
There are also 2 transversal working groups supporting the sections.
Find out more details on ESICM Sections. 

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Research Projects


Take part in the latest ESICM endorsed projects.

UNITE-COVID edition 2021 is now closed for registration. An observational, multicenter, international point prevalence study . More details here.

See all of the dedicated webpages for more information.


If you would like to know how ESICM endorsement works, please consult our procedure and ongoing endorsed projects here.

Promote your innovative research!

ESICM Awards Programme

The 2023 ESICM Research Awards Programme will be open for applications In February 2023.

ESICM has been supporting both young and more established researchers in intensive care medicine for many years. Please visit the research awards page for more information.

You can also refer to the ESICM 2023 Awards Programme Overview


ESICM-endorsed research surveys are essential for identifying areas where research is most needed. This is a unique opportunity to stimulate new research and advance knowledge. We are always open to supporting through endorsement the research projects and surveys that our members bring to us.

Do you have a survey you would like ESICM to endorse?

Fill in the application form and forward it here

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