How to access ECRIN services for multinational trials

Access & Cost Policy

Scope and Cost of Services

ECRIN members and observers can benefit from the full range of ECRIN services for multinational trial preparation, protocol evaluation, and/or trial management.

Advice and information are provided free of charge by the ECRIN core team and European correspondents (EuCos) to academic clinical trial projects involving at least two ECRIN member and observer countries.

Trial management services are provided at not-for-profit rates to academic sponsors. In particular, ECRIN charges the non-profit cost of the distributed services carried out by the national scientific partner (in its member / observer countries). This budget is then redistributed to the final service provider (i.e. the national scientific partner). 

To find out more on conditions of access and/or submit your project, contact your European correspondent and consult the Instructions for Applicants and Check List for Submissions to the ECRIN Scientific Board (eligibility criteria).

Eligibility

To be eligible for ECRIN support, projects must involve at least two member or observer countries. Projects must be reviewed and approved by ECRIN (Collaboration Committee). 

ECRIN can provide support services even if the trial’s coordinating country is not a member or observer, provided that the project involves at least two member and observer countries. In this case, one of ECRIN’s EuCos or the core team is assigned to the trial. However, countries that are not members or observers cannot benefit from support for trial preparation. 

Who to Contact

The first point of contact for ECRIN trial support services is your local European correspondent. If there is no European correspondent for your country, contact the ECRIN core team.

Additional Information on Cost Policy

ECRIN also offers services to industry sponsors at market rates. These activities do not account for more than 20% of the ECRIN portfolio, as described in its Statutes. In such cases, a separate accounting system is used without VAT exemption.