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 12 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



International cooperation in science and technology is an important part of addressing major global issues like climate change, infectious disease, food security, and natural disasters. Research Infrastructures are organizations providing state-of-the-art resources, services and expertise to scientists. The RI-VIS project unites research infrastructures across scientific domains to work together more efficiently and effectively and increase their visibility in society. 

Research Infrastructures provide such coordination by offering access to key facilities, resources and expertise to empower research driven by scientific excellence and beyond the individual research capacity of different countries, economic sectors, or institutions.

We also invite representatives from funding agencies as well as policymakers to join and discuss opportunities for working together. By bringing together the right people we hope to create collaborations and initiate networks sustainably so that all stakeholders benefit.

For more details visit the event web page

Ahead of the symposium, the RI-VIS project has published the White Paper entitled "Recommendations towards cooperation between Australian and European research infrastructures". This White Paper collates the insights of experts from Australian RIs, European RIs, and policymakers, highlighting examples of Australian-European RI collaboration, best practices for successful collaboration, perceived challenges and bottlenecks, and from these presents a series of actionable recommendations. Read the White Paper


The EDCTP Forum is a biennial event that provides an international platform for the presentation and discussion of cutting-edge research addressing the burden of poverty-related infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa and the capacity development and networking activities that support this goal.

The EDCTP Forum attracts a diverse audience, including representatives from research institutions and universities, the larger scientific community, health care providers, governments, regional bodies, regulators, civil society, and public and private research and development partners.

In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Tenth EDCTP Forum will take place virtually from 17-21 October 2021, with in-person Opening and Closing sessions at the Joaquim Chissano International Conference Centre (JICC) in Maputo, Mozambique. The Tenth EDCTP Forum is hosted by the National Institute of Health (INS), Mozambique and the Health Research Centre of Manhiça (CISM). 

All EDCTP Forum sessions and networking opportunities will be accessible virtually via our online conferencing platform. More information on the virtual platform will be provided for registered participants.

ECRIN will participate in a session with EU-Africa PerMed and another session with CRIGH

For more information visit the EDCTP website


We are pleased to announce the first ECRIN CTU day will be held from 10:00-13:00 CET 26 November 2021 online. It is open to personnel from CTUs of ECRIN’s national partners.

Through this inaugural meeting, ECRIN aims to strengthen and open the dialogue among the CTUs from the CTU networks in ECRIN’s Observer/Member countries. Details on ECRIN’s activities and its regular collaboration with CTUs and coordinating hubs will be highlighted. A practical use case will cover a variety of aspects related to the setup and management of a multinational clinical trial.

Through this initiative, we also hope to offer specialised training for ECRIN CTUs and their personnel. The first training session will be held jointly with EMA the following week in the morning of 3 December 2021: Clinical Trials Information System Training.

This page will be updated with registration details shortly.