COPE investigates a multitude of different research questions and many important research ideas have already been brought forward by internal as well as external groups. As of September 2017, COPE has a list of 38 research proposals addressing more detailed research questions as part of the grant or additional to the core research questions of the grant.
A set of rules applies to research proposals within COPE. As an EU funded project, we have core deliverables of the grant due for submission to the EU Commission. However, COPE is also open to new research proposals that were not part of the grant application. COPE therefore distinguishes between core research proposals and ancillary research proposals. Ancillary proposals are reviewed by the Trial Monitoring and Biobank Committee and are then sent to the COPE Management Board for approval.
Before handing in a research proposal, we strongly suggest that you check the list of already approved research ideas to avoid overlaps. If you are confident that your research proposal is not yet covered within our remit, please follow the process outlined below:
Template for the Liver Trial
Template for the POMP Trial
Template for the COMPARE Trial