ECRIN Signs MoUs with Partners in Japan and Brazil

Published on 02/08/2016

ECRIN signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in July 2016 with the Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation (FBRI) in Japan and the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz, FIOCRUZ) in Brazil.

The MoU sets out the terms of understanding between ECRIN and its partners to enter into a mutually beneficial alliance to support international clinical trials.

In particular, the MoU is intended to promote discussion and understanding in regards to:

  • Regulatory and ethical frameworks in partners’ geographic areas
  • Organisation of clinical research (investigation and management sides)
  • Definition of an efficient organisation for bilateral collaboration
  • Development of interoperable procedures, methodologies, tools and quality standards to facilitate international clinical trials
  • Provision of operational support to international clinical trials

The partnerships with FBRI and FIOCRUZ are significant in that they expand ECRIN’s geographic reach to Asia and South America, respectively.

For more information on FBRI and FIOCRUZ, visit the partner presentation page here.