Pilot Projects

The STARS pilot projects aim to:

  1. transfer an identified best practice example for training programmes to other European Economic Area (EEA) countries,
  2. establish a new support activity addressing a gap in regulatory knowledge of significant relevance and
  3. implement the Comprehensive Curriculum.

More about: Pilot I | Pilot II | Pilot III


Pilot I

Transfer of an identified best practice example to (an) other EEA member state(s)

For Pilot I a best practice example identified in WP2 and WP3 will be chosen. The best practice example will be selected based on criteria taking into account the potential impact on the desired outcome and the feasibility of transferring the programme to other countries and if needed to make necessary adaptations for transfer to other countries.

The best practice example identified will be transferred to one or more EEA member states where this activity is not already implemented. Appropriate partner(s) will be selected to ensure efficient implementation of Pilot I based on the identified needs and requirements. An implementation guide will be issued taking into account the relevant aspects in order to ensure the successful transfer of the selected best practice example.

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Pilot II

Addressing gaps – initiation of a novel support activity for improving success on regulatory Scientific Advice

For Pilot II, STARS will address a gap of significant relevance – a need that is not addressed by any existing support activity.

Thus, Pilot II will develop a new support activity. However the development of the support activity will be based on the experiences yielded during the analysis, planning and implementation of Pilot I. The available information about support activities for regulatory Scientific Advice will be taken into account, as provided by the Comprehensive Inventory (WP2).

A detailed programme for implementation will be prepared with clear defined outcomes. Selection will take into account feasibility but also the possibility to extrapolate the results to other Member States or organisations, the perceived need for the action, and operability characteristics.

Depending on the gap selected and if it is intended to be applied in specific EEA country, the final implementation plan will identify the requirements to be taken into account in order to implement the pilot addressing the specific gap. Appropriate partner(s) will be selected to ensure efficient implementation of the second pilot based on the identified needs and requirements. The selected programme will be implemented with an implementation guide.

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Pilot III

Implementing the Comprehensive Curriculum

For Pilot III, STARS will collaborate with one ore more relevant academic post-graduate programme(s) in order to implement the Comprehensive Curriculum established in WP3. According to modern education methods, learning outcomes (LO) specifying the expected knowledge for students (see Task 3.4) will be available.

Pilot III will validate the LOs defined in the Comprehensive Curriculum by implementation into 1 European/international postgraduate training course. The experiences yielded during the implementation for the Comprehensive Curriculum will inform and improve the further implementation of the Comprehensive Curriculum by post graduate programmes in Europe and potentially also globally. Launch and partnering events as foreseen in WP3 will be integrated.

The appropriate partner(s) will be selected to ensure efficient implementation of the third pilot based on the identified needs and requirements.

The target audiences are health care professionals from academia across EEA countries with relevant professional training and education. The efficiency of the training will be determined by collecting feedback from the participants based on LOs / key performance indicators. The results will be used to improve benefits and effectiveness of the programme.

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