[N21-01] Current scientific knowledge on myalgic encephalomyelitis / chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS)

Last updated 05.09.2022

Project no.:

Commission awarded on 11.02.2021 by the Federal Ministry of Health (BMG).

Report type:

Report plan published

Non-Drug Interventions

Application field:
Head and nerves, Mental and emotional wellbeing, Immune system and infections


According to current planning, the preliminary report will be published within the next 6 weeks. The commenting procedure will then begin.

The Federal Ministry of Health has commissioned IQWiG to review and describe the current state of scientific knowledge on ME/CFS in a generally understandable manner and to publish the results. The background to this is a motion for a resolution of the European Parliament of 18 June 2020, in which it calls on the EU member states to undertake more efforts and research activities with regard to ME/CFS.

Stage Date
Publication of the report plan Jun 30, 2021
Hearing (written comments) on the report plan Jun 30, 2021 until Aug 11, 2021 (23:59 h)
Scientific debate on unclear aspects in the written comments (if necessary) Sep 22, 2021 (10:00 h) until Sep 22, 2021 (12:00 h)
Publication of the preliminary report 3rd quarter, 2022
Hearing (written comments) on the preliminary report 4th quarter, 2022
Scientific debate on unclear aspects in the written comments (if necessary) 4th quarter, 2022
Forwarding of the final report to the contracting agency (publication generally 4 weeks later) 1st quarter, 2023


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