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Guidelines for Applicants

The European Huntington´s Disease Network (EHDN) is committed to facilitating research on Huntington’s disease. EHDN offers its members the opportunity to apply for 3 different research schemes
Investigators are expected to comply with the provisions of the Constitution and By-laws of the EHDN including the provisions relating to the conduct of clinical studies as laid down in Article 9, Publication and Authorship as laid down in Article 10 and Ethics and Conflict-of Interest as laid down in Article 11. Each site investigator retains at all times unrestricted access to all clinical data of all patients of her/his study site; the scientific exploitation of these data by site investigators does not require approval of EHDN. However, it is recommended that investigators keep EHDN informed of major ongoing scientific projects through the EHDN web site.

For submission of project proposals you need to be a regular or associated member of EHDN and to have a login to the EHDN web portal:
  • In order to get a login, please the EHDN support team or your respective language area coordinator.
  • In order to request a membership fill out the application form.
If you want to submit a project application (please note: in order to submit a project application you need to have a login) go to the proposal file and click on the button ‘Add Proposal’. Once you have completed all entries in the ‘submission’ form press ‘Enter’. Your application will be given a project number once you open the ‘submission’ form. However, your application will only be processed if you press ‘Enter’.
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Applications consist of two parts. The first is a brief summary of no more than 250 words while the second is the full application that can be uploaded on the project application ‘submission’ form.
Full applications should be structured into a background section, a material and methods section and a timeline for the research.

Background sections should be self-explanatory so that additional research into the literature is not needed to understand the topic. This section should detail the foundations that led to the rationale of the proposed study. You should explain the need for research in this area, and the rationale for the particular project you have in mind. Give sufficient details of other past and current research to show that your aims are scientifically justified, and to show that your work will add distinct value to what is already known, or in progress. How well does the work fit with other relevant HD research? Explain how the applicants work together, and outline other major collaborations important for the research. If this is a pilot work or proof of principle proposal (e.g. seed fund application), give a brief description of the potential for subsequent proposals if your work is successful. Describe briefly the potential ethical issues of any involvement of people, human samples or personal data in the research proposal.
The material and methods section should detail how the work is going to be done. Give details of the general experimental approaches, study designs, and techniques you will use. This should include sufficient detail about the statistical approach taken (see also section on genetic studies). Do you plan to involve a statistician if your project requires complex statistical analyses?  If possible include power calculations, or if it is a pilot study indicate the size of the pilot and how you plan to use the data for further studies. Do you anticipate major scientific, technical or organisational challenges and how will you deal with them? Finally, applicants should put a timeline to their research.

Help (before, during and after)

EHDN offers help at all stages of a project application. If you need assistance please do not hesitate to contact Dr Michael Orth or Christine Capper-Loup.


Dr. Michael Orth
Principal Investigator, Coordination DE AT CH
Ulm University Hospital, Neurology
Postal address: Oberer Eselsberg 45/1
89081 Ulm
phone: +49 731 50063095
fax: +49 731 50063082
Christine Capper-Loup, PhD
Scientific Project Manager
Stiftung Siloah
Postal address: Worbstrasse 316
3073 Gümligen
phone: +41 31 352 20 70

Substudies in REGISTRY

There are several substudies addressing specific research questions (project proposals) planned within REGISTRY. Please view the document below for further information on them: