About ECTS


The European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS) provides financial and administration support as well as legal advice to the ERBF.

ECTS is a volunteer-led, not-for-profit scientific society. Our mission is to promote excellence in research into the field of calcified tissues within Europe, and to ensure the findings are disseminated to enable benefit to patients with metabolic bone disease.

Our members are basic and clinical researchers, allied health professionals who join forces with the vision of advancing science, build careers and networks for all members in the musculoskeletal field.

ECTS aims to:

  • advance scientific knowledge of the structure and function of calcified tissues and related subjects.
  • from research to practice, provide equal opportunities and remove barriers
  • foster a multidisciplinary approach and create new research and educational opportunities through scientific exchanges
  • empower all our members by providing value at all stages of career development
  • act as an authoritative body for the purpose of consultation in matters of public and professional interest concerning research in calcified tissues and related subjects in Europe.

In addition to partnerships with healthcare providers and their societies, ECTS envisions broader collaboration with all relevant stakeholders, including patients, industry, research organisations and policy-makers.

Together with other members of the Alliance for Biomedical Research in Europe, ECTS has adopted the Code of Conduct of healthcare professionals and scientific organisations.  This code sets out core principles for scientific organisations to maintain objectivity, transparency and scientific integrity.  These principles are aligned with ECTS values of excellence, inclusion, collaboration and transparency.

ECTS is a dynamic and inclusive society, follow ECTS on twitter and join the next activities!

European Calcified Tissue Society