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KoNECT and ECRIN strengthen ties between Korea and Europe

KoNECT and ECRIN signed a memorandum of understanding on April 9th in Paris, opening channels for greater cooperation between Korea and Europe in clinical research. KoNECT–represented by its CEO, Deborah Chee, at the event–is a foundation funded by the Korean government that works to foster Korean clinical trial capabilities and advance infrastructure, training and development of clinical trial professionals, and R&D in new technologies. KoNECT’s goals align with ECRIN’s mission to promote high-quality, multinational clinical research. The partnership will increase mutual understanding of regulation and ethical requirements, trial management, and funding in Korea and Europe, leading to collaborative clinical trials.

“We are delighted to enter this agreement with KoNECT. Korea has a rapidly growing clinical research sector, a well-developed infrastructure and a global outlook. We are looking forward to fruitful collaborations and the resulting benefits to patient care“, Jacques Demotes, Director General of ECRIN said.


Jacques Demotes and Deborah Chee sign memorandum of understanding in Paris.

Welcome to the European Clinical Research Infrastructures Network

The European Clinical Research Infrastructures Network (ECRIN) is a sustainable, not-for-profit infrastructure supporting multinational clinical research projects in Europe.

Multinational clinical research is hampered by the fragmentation of health and legislative systems in Europe. ECRIN provides information, consulting and services to investigators and sponsors in the preparation and in the conduct of multinational clinical studies, for any category of clinical research and in any disease area. This is particularly relevant for investigator-initiated or small and medium enterprise-sponsored clinical trials, and for clinical research on rare diseases where international cooperation is a key success factor.

ECRIN is based on the connection of coordinating centres for national networks of clinical research centres and clinical trials units, able to provide support and services to multinational clinical research. 

Relevant tools for clinical researchers involved in multinational clinical trials are available on the website.

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