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Established in 2005, the New Investigators United Network (NIU) acts as an informal community for new investigators to collaborate on projects and to share experiences and expertise. Training, education and mentoring opportunities may also be available to members of the network, by application/invitation.The NIU initiative combines an online community with an annual event at the ECO, where new investigators have an opportunity to meet, interact and share ideas with colleagues from around the world.

New Investigators United Winter School


We are pleased to announce that the 2020 EASO New Investigators United Winter School is open for applications. This year, the interactive school will be virtual due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. This popular course is open to early career researcher/practitioners and will take place on 1-2 December 2020.

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Young Investigators at a recent Summer School, sitting on a bench

New Investigators United aims to:

  • Facilitate the networking of new and early career European scientists and students of clinical practice across disciplines
  • Provide an arena for the exchange of ideas and best practices between experts and experts-to-be
  • Improve opportunities for future collaboration and consultations around our common goal: preventing and treating obesity
Young Investigators at a recent Summer School take part in outdoor activities with a canine companion

New Investigators are individuals who:

  • Have received a PhD within the past five years or MD within the past eight years, and/or;
  • Currently hold (or are applying to hold) an entry level position (e.g., post-doctoral fellow, instructor, assistant  professor) at an established academic/research institution.
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