Facilitating European Clinical Research

ECRIN is a public, non-profit organisation that links scientific partners and networks across Europe
to facilitate multinational clinical research. We provide sponsors and investigators with advice,
management services and tools to overcome hurdles to multinational trials and enhance collaboration.

Our Work

We provide our nine Member and Observer Countries with diverse trial support services
and contribute to other capacity building projects with additional European and international partners.

ECRIN in Numbers

Member & Observer Countries

Million citizens represented

Trials in ECRIN portfolio

Average # of countries per trial



The European Research Infrastructure for Translational Medicine (EATRIS) is organising its third bi-annual conference, “Translational Medicine 2017” from 24 to 26 September 2017 at Corinthia Hotel in Prague, Czech Republic.

This event, open to a wide range of stakeholders including academic researchers, funders, industry players and regulators, will bring together international experts to discuss the latest advancements in translational medicine.

The theme of this third edition, 'Enhancing Predictivity in Medicines Development', will focus on bringing together the latest technologies to increase success in drug development, from novel in vitro systems to new biomarkers or clinical trial methodology for patient selection and stratification.

For this year’s edition, speakers will include, among others, Mark Schmidt (Senior Director, Janssen Research and Development), Philip Murphy (Head, Experimental Medicine Imaging, GSK), Christopher Austin (NIH-NCATS, United States). Find out more about the conference’s keynote speakers.

The programme also includes a pre-conference day on Sunday, 24 September, that will be dedicated to a series of educational workshops tackling topics in the field such as molecular imaging, biomarker validation or potency assays for ATMP’s and vaccines.

Translational Medicine 2017 also welcomes abstract submissions until 15 May 2017!

For more information, please visit: www.translationalmedicine2017.eu

Questions? Send an email to: conference@eatris.eu

Download the conference announcement here


The EU project C-COMEND offers PhD and Postdocs the opportunity to join a free course on “Translational Research and Development“.

The course consists of an introductory e‑learning course (~ 24 hours student investment time) in July, followed by a 5-day, face-to-face workshop from 9-13 October 2017 in Berlin.

Speakers are from industry and academia and include:

  • Bob Harris, Professor Immunotherapy, Karolinska
  • Matthias Gottwald, Head of R&D Policy & Networking, BAYER
  • Keith Williams, Director, KW Drug Developments
  • Mike Hardman, former Vice President IMI Collaborations, AstraZeneca
  • Mohamed Abou-El-Enein, Head of Clinical Development Platform, BCRT

Participation is free of charge but participants have to cover their travel costs.

For more information, click here


The next EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) will be held in Toulouse, France from 9 to 14 July 2018. ESOF is a biennial interdisciplinary general science meeting and the highlight of the European science calendar.

ESOF 2018 is constructed around the motto “Sharing science: towards new horizons”. Sharing science means bridging barriers between disciplines, communities and countries, making a link between generations, encouraging and welcoming citizen aspirations and initiatives, and being the anchor of a knowledge based society (click here for more details)

The call for proposals for the Scientific Programme is open until Friday 23nd June 2017, 11:59 p.m CET. You can now submit your proposals through the online submissions platform.

To find out more about the ESOF 2018 themes and how to submit a proposal, please click on the PDF files here below: