The European Bronchiectasis Network (EMBARC) seeks to promote clinical research in bronchiectasis and to build research capacity in Europe. A key task in this will be identifying the areas of greatest clinical and academic need, so that research priorities can be communicated to fellow researchers, funders and policy makers.

EMBARC is creating a Bronchiectasis research roadmap through a modified DELPHI process in which experts and stakeholders will be asked to complete a series of surveys on their priority areas for research, with feedback on the results after each survey, aiming to produce a consensus on the key issues for future study.

We plan to publish the outcome of this process in the European Respiratory Journal in 2015.

Please contact us if you are interested in participating in the Roadmap development or visit www.bronchiectasis.eu/Roadmap-invitation