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ECRIN-ERIC inauguration ceremony

The official inauguration of ECRIN-ERIC was hosted by the French Permanent Representation in Brussels on 30th January 2014. On 29th November 2013, ECRIN (European Clinical Research Infrastructure Network, was officially awarded the status of European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC), a legal status designed to facilitate the joint establishment and operation of research infrastructures of European interest. ECRIN-ERIC is a distributed infrastructure supporting multinational clinical research in Europe. ECRIN was developed and matured through the support of the European Union FP6 and FP7 programmes in a series of projects coordinated by Inserm. Germany, Spain, France, Italy and Portugal are the founding members of ECRIN-ERIC, whose management office is located in the host country (France), in Paris.

Robert-Jan Smits, Roger Genet and Jacques Demotes

Further details are available in the press release.


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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