From its inception the ELTR has been funded by money raised by individuals in the liver transplant community channeled through ELITA and the Paul Brousse University Hospital. Biomedical companies also participate with unrestricted educational and yearly grants.
The size, completeness and continuous validation of the database, now warrant an improved financial structure.
Both ELTR and ELITA officers with the backing of ESOT council are seeking funding structures to maintain, continue and expand the ELTR – the only pan European database on liver transplantation in Europe. It is a European resource of very great importance for scientific research, patient safety, professional audit, and for information on results of donation.