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



The International Rare Diseases Research Consortium (IRDiRC) and the European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases (EJP RD) are jointly organizing a two-day conference on clinical research networks (CRNs) for rare diseases, which will take place on December 1 and 2. The objective of this conference is to gather experts from different continents to increase mutual knowledge on CRNs structure, activities and identify pathways to stimulate collaboration and interoperability of these networks.  

It is not possible anymore to register for in-person participation. To register for online participation, please complete this registration form

Find more information here.


ECRIN will host its 2nd CTU Day from 10-13h on 2 December 2022 online.


The event is open to members of ECRIN national partner networks. Register today if you are part of the ECRIN CTU community (member of a CTU from our national networks)!


The focus of this year's meeting will be the sharing of experiences for the first academic multinational clinical trials that have been approved in CTIS. 



📆 Dec 16 2022 | 3-5 PM CET

Medical research continues to rapidly evolve with the rising capacity of high throughput technologies and the digital revolution. Personalised medicine has particularly benefited and grown with this data-driven approach, and has seen a rising number of complex, cross-disciplinary projects requiring new methodologies, new technologies and new research infrastructure services.

The PERMIT project was designed to develop a set of methodological recommendations to support investigators, evaluators, peer-reviewers, regulators and other stakeholders involved in designing, funding, conducting, publishing and validating PM research.

Register today