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 11 Member and Observer Countries with diverse trial support services
and contribute to infrastructure development 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 Swiss Clinical Trial Organisation (SCTO) - ECRIN's Swiss national scientific partner - Geneva University Hospitals (HUG), and the University of Geneva, are holding a Symposium on 12 June 2019. The event is intended to be a day of exploring the challenges and solutions that lie ahead in clinical research.

Come and hear local and international speakers share their perspectives, news, and developments on:

  • clinical research methodologies and outcome measurements, and their daily application;
  • patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and their influence on classical trials;
  • population-reported outcomes;
  • core outcome sets, enabling cross-trials comparison;
  • adaptive designs in clinical trials and their practical application;
  • and more…

This symposium will be held in English at the HUG, Geneva.

Online registration is open until 16 April 2019.

To register on the SCTO website, click here

The complete programme of the day is available here


The Clinical Research Initiative for Global Health (CRIGH) will be holding its second General Assembly from 20 to 21 June 2019 in Paris. 

The General Assembly will be an opportunity to discuss the progress of the various project activities and to establish a roadmap for the future actions to be implemented.

Breakout sessions will enable in-depth discussion for each activity, and the coordination of proposed actions across activities. Cross-disciplinary and overarching aspects of international clinical research will be presented to inform the discussions.


To download the agenda, click here

Prior to the CRIGH General Assembly, the Japanese Academic Research Organization (ARO Council) - a member of the CRIGH consortium - will be holding the 4th Global ARO Network Workshop (morning of 20 June). The theme this year is 'Global Clinical Research:  Integrating Quality from the Beginning'.

The CRIGH initiative aims to support international collaboration on clinical research by developing global standards and establishing a collaborative framework to address health issues worldwide. 

Launched in October 2016, CRIGH will optimise clinical research programmes in participating countries, develop global standards on clinical research, promote the take-up of innovative methodology and technologies, and encourage international cooperation to rapidly and efficiently respond to global health challenges (e.g. Ebola and Zika).

The CRIGH consortium is composed of Members and Observers (research institutions, organisations, or consortia of research institutions). The secretariat is shared between the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and ECRIN. 


The RItrain project will be holding a workshop for the research infrastructure (RI) community from 20 to 21 November 2019 in Brussels, Belgium.

Successful RIs are built and run with managers not only skilled in general leadership but also with knowledge and experience of the unique setting of an RI.

This meeting will bring together the RI community to share examples and successful outcomes of training programmes specific to RI leaders, and to define the future training landscape in RI management. There will also be an interactive workshop and a dedicated RI management training session. 

Travel and accommodation costs for participants from non-RItrain beneficiaries will be reimbursed. 

Click here to register

Event address: Le Palais des Académies, Rue Ducale 1, 1000 Bruxelles - Belgique
Contact us at: claire@ebi.ac.uk

RItrain has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 654156.