European Group for the Study of Insulin Resistance

The EGIR Group

The EGIR group was formed several years ago by a group of investigators from different research backgrounds - epidemiology, endocrinology, basic science, public health - interested in insulin resistance. The first combined activity of the group was a data pooling project from euglycaemic hyperinsulinaemic clamp experiments performed in 21 centres across Europe. This unique database has now produced 34 publications.

EGIR is managed by a Steering Committee and its scientific activities are managed by a separate Project Management Board.

EGIR holds annual meetings in different European cities, hosted by one of its members. Presentations are given by members of the group, and by invited speakers working in the field of insulin resistance and related subjects.

In 2001 the EGIR project Relationship between Insulin Sensitivity and Cardiovascular Disease (RISC) was awarded funding by the EU 5th Framework (EU contract QLG1-CT-2001-01252) to carry out a project examining the effects of insulin resistance in healthy people (without diabetes or hypertension). The project started on 1 February 2002 and the 3-year follow up examinations is completed (December 2007), the EU contract is now concluded. Publications emanating from the RISC project are listed on the Publications page.


EGIR is supported by merck logo Lyon, France


Maintained by the EGIR web team. Last update 14 July 2011 by Lucrecia Mota .