The European Respiratory Society has recognised EMBARC by awarding the European Bronchiectasis Network status as an official Clinical Research Collaboration (CRC). The three year partnership with the ERS aims to advance science and clinical research in bronchiectasis by offering an umbrella for a network of researchers in this disease, integrating ERS members and non-members and helping to broaden participation through Europe. The support of ERS will be key to achieving the goals of the European Bronchiectasis Network