ECRIN’s Independent Certification Board certified two clinical trial units (CTUs) as high-quality data centres in July 2016. The certified institutions are the Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutic Trials Service at Laennec Faculty of Medicine in Lyon, France and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Clinical Trials (IZKS) in Mainz, Germany. Both institutions will be certified until 2020.
What is ECRIN Data Centre Certification?
The ECRIN Data Centre Certification programme identifies non-commercial CTUs in Europe demonstrating that they can provide safe, secure, compliant and efficient management of clinical research data. The programme tests units for compliance with ECRIN data standards in various areas (IT, general, data management) through on-site audits. ECRIN strongly recommends the use of certified data centres for the multinational trials it supports.
How to Apply?
CTUs within the national networks of ECRIN Member Countries (France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain) can apply to be audited, leading to certification if successful. The closing date for applications to the 2016 call is August 31st, 2016.