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The “Next Big Thing” in Biomedical Sciences Surveys

The IMI EMTRAIN Gap Team conducts the annual "The Next Big Thing" in Biomedical Sciences online survey. With this survey we ask experts for their opinions on the rising demand areas which in their opinion will shape biomedicines development between now and 2020:

The annual surveys:

  • Help course providers in Europe to deliver training that directly addresses the immediate and future needs of the biomedical sector
  • Guide students and employees towards “in-demand” areas for career planning, cross-sectorial collaboration and mobility
  • Aid funding bodies to target resources more effectively

The 2015 Survey

Here are the results of the "Next Big Thing" in Biomedical Sciences survey 2015. Please click on the questions to open a respective page with up to 10 answers, ranked by mentions.

  1. What in your opinion are the major health care issues in Europe? (2015)
  2. What in your opinion are the most important/cutting edge/promising research areas in biomedical science? (2015)
  3. What in your opinion will be the most exciting new technologies for biomedical science (including medicines research and development) by 2020? (2015)

The 2014 Survey

The core questions for the "Next Big Thing" in Biomedical Sciences survey 2014 are listed below, including links to analyses of the answers received.

  1. What in your opinion are the major health care issues in Europe? (2014)
  2. What in your opinion are the most important/cutting edge/promising research areas in biomedical science? (2014)
  3. What in your opinion will be the most exciting new technologies for biomedical science (including medicines research and development) by 2020? (2014)
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