Welcome to Etude

ETUDE is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovation Training Network (ITN), funded by the European Commission, Horizon 2020 Program. It is designed to train the next generation of researchers in Functional Disorders (FD). The network will provide PhD training to 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) within three year fixed-term positions.


ETUDE enables a new generation of researchers to interact in a unique manner and to create an unprecedented European network to improve care for patients with Functional Disorders (FD). ETUDE consists of partners with a wide variety of backgrounds covering the whole range from experimental and theoretical models to the clinical practice and industry. ETUDE is grounded in existing collaborations within the EURONET-SOMA network, initiated in 2016 (https://www.euronet-soma.eu/). This network has resulted in several joint publications, research exchanges, symposia, and a Summer school on FD. With ETUDE, we aim to develop our collaboration one step further into a pan-European graduate school.

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Recent posts

ETUDE podcast

Throughout the course of ETUDE, a series of podcasts will be recorded by the Early Stage Researchers, reflecting the different work packages on mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment and stigma of Functional Disorders.

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All our publications will be available open access. Read more about our publications here. ETUDE also has an Open Science Foundation (OSF) environment were studies are preregistered.


Work packages

ETUDE will deliver a group of Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) with a high quality interdisciplinary, international and intersectoral training on functional disorders (FD). The projects are organized in 4 scientific work packages: Mechanisms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Stigma.


Our team

The 15 selected ESRs have started or will start shortly working on their individual projects within ETUDE. The ESRs will be primarily supervised by experienced academic supervisors. In addition, they will have an academic and a non-academic co-supervisor from a partner within ETUDE.

Our team

Questions about the project?

Do you have a question about ETUDE, please do not hesitate to contact us.