The following list of research opportunities reflects areas of unmet research need within respiratory and allergic airways disease that real-life research methodologies (observational studies and pragmatic trials) are well positioned to address. It is intended as a dynamic list of research opportunities that have been identified by REG’s expert members and working groups as having important value to the field. All investigators responding to one of the research needs will be eligible for a complimentary review of their study protocol by the expert, independent Anonymised Data Ethics and Protocol Transparency (ADEPT) Committee, which convenes under the auspices of the REG.

Where the REG is currently responding to the identified research gap, relevant links to REG’s activities have been provided.

Tag allows you to search by research need, as listed below. Each need is divided into categories that allows you to view projects by status. You may search with either or both of these parameters, or type a keyword into the search box to find relevant projects from REG.

If you’re looking for a project for your own research, you can filter by proposed projects and use the keyword option to narrow your search. Contact us if you would like further information or would like to work on any specific project.

CLINICAL PRACTICE

Allergy

Antibiotic Prescribing

Asthma

Community Acquired Pneumonia

ACTIVE STUDIES

COPD

Devices

Interstitial Lung Disease

Rhinitis & Rhinosinusitis

Asthma

COPD

Interstitial Lung Disease

Asthma - General

PROPOSED STUDIES

ACTIVE STUDIES

COMPLETED STUDIES

  • Comparative effectiveness of stepping-up asthma maintenance therapy as extrafine versus non-extrafine particle ICS
  • Comparative effectiveness of initiating asthma maintenance therapy as extrafine versus non-extrafine particle ICS
  • Comparative effectiveness of extrafine ICS + LABA versus non-extrafine ICS + LABA as step-up therapy for patients with uncontrolled asthma

Asthma - Cost Effectiveness

Asthma - Smokers

COMPLETED STUDIES

  • Implications of ICS particle size for the management of asthma in patients with current / past smoking history

Asthma - Paediatrics

COPD

COMPLETED STUDIES

  • Comparative effectiveness of extrafine versus non extrafine ICS for the management of routine care patients with COPD

Comorbidities

ADVOCACY & QUALITY STANDARDS

Should you wish to address any of these needs through your own research, we would request that you please state isnrelevant grant applications and research publications that your work is “…responding to an REG-identified research need”. We would also ask you to please inform us of your study so that we can:

  • Include relevant links to your work via this site, for the benefit of the research community
  • Offer introductions and opportunities to work with REG collaborators (e.g. as part of an advisory steering committee)
  • Provide details of your entitlement to complimentary ADEPT review.