New Clinical Trials
In 2016, ECRIN received funding for 11 new clinical trials: six from Horizon 2020, one from the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), and four from E-Rare, a European Research Area Network (ERA-Net) for research programmes on rare diseases.
New Capacity Building Projects
In 2016, ECRIN also received funding to participate in various capacity building projects with European and international partners:
- European Research Infrastructures in the International Landscape (RISCAPE)
ECRIN will be involved in the European Research Infrastructures in the International Landscape (RISCAPE) project, set to start in early 2017. RISCAPE will provide a comprehensive, peer-reviewed international landscape analysis report on the position and complementarities of the major European research infrastructures.
ECRIN will lead work on biomedical sciences and will draft a landscape analysis report in the biomedical sector. RISCAPE has received funding from Horizon 2020 under grant agreement number 730974.
- European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Pilot
ECRIN will be participating in the newly funded EOSC pilot project to enhance medical data sharing on the cloud in Europe. EOSC has received funding from Horizon 2020 under grant agreement number 739563.
- Clinical Research Initiative for Global Health (CRIGH)
Another project set to start in 2017 is CRIGH. It aims to serve as a support structure for international collaboration on clinical research for the benefit of patients, healthcare professionals, and health systems.
The initiative will optimise clinical research programs in participating countries, develop global standards on clinical research, and promote the take-up of innovative methodology and technologies.
CRIGH enters into force on 1 January 2017.