Study participation

Registration process closed!


  • The POSE study is open to all clinicians meeting study protocol criteria.
  • Centres throughout Europe are invited to participate in the POSE study. 
  • Only one person per centre may be designated as a “Local Principle Investigator”. The guideline for the role and responsibilities of the “Local Principle Investigator” are available in the document: Guideline_Local_Principle_Investigator_Role v1.0 21May2017.
  • It may be possible to consider two departments from the same institution as two study sites, only if they are situated in two seperate buildings at different locations. 

Registration process

  • The completion of the online “Registration Form” available on this website is mandatory for registering the Institution participation in the POSE study. The registration form includes the “Pre-study questionnaire” regarding your institution. The paper based template of the pre-study questionnaire “Study protocol Appendix 1” can be downloaded from the Study Documents tab
  • All fields of the “Registration Form” indicated with “(required)” are mandatory.
  • After submission of your data, you will receive a confirmation E-mail. 

Time line

  • Call for centres: Ongoing 
  • Call for national coordinators: Ongoing
  • Recruitment start of patients: Planned to start 1st September 2017
  • Last patient “in”: 31st December 2018
  • Last follow up of the last included patient: 30th January 2019
  • Terminated data cleaning: is anticipated for April 2019
  • Statistical analysis: is anticipated to be finished until July 2019

More information

For more information, please contact the study coordinator Dr. Ana Kowark