Facilitating European Clinical Research

ECRIN is a public, non-profit organisation that links scientific partners and networks across Europe
to facilitate multinational clinical research. We provide sponsors and investigators with advice,
management services and tools to overcome hurdles to multinational trials and enhance collaboration.

Our Work

We provide our 12 Member and Observer Countries with diverse trial support services
and contribute to infrastructure development projects with additional European and international partners.

ECRIN in Numbers

Member & Observer Countries

Million citizens represented

Trials in ECRIN portfolio

Average # of countries per trial



The European Patients’ Forum (EPF) is pleased to announce that registration for the first patient community-driven Congress is officially open. This unique event will take place from 12 to 14 November 2019 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel – Le Palace, set in a prime location in the heart of Brussels, Belgium. You may now register via this link.
The EPF Congress will provide an exceptional opportunity for dialogue and engagement with a wide range of health players who work hard to make patient involvement happen. Participants will exchange best practices and knowledge to help create a framework for more structured and effective patient involvement across health systems and services.
More details, the advanced programme, and some speaker information are available on the dedicated website.


The RItrain project will be holding a workshop for the research infrastructure (RI) community from 20 to 21 November 2019 in Brussels, Belgium.

Successful RIs are built and run with managers not only skilled in general leadership but also with knowledge and experience of the unique setting of an RI.

This meeting will bring together the RI community to share examples and successful outcomes of training programmes specific to RI leaders, and to define the future training landscape in RI management. There will also be an interactive workshop and a dedicated RI management training session. 

Travel and accommodation costs for participants from non-RItrain beneficiaries will be reimbursed. 


Registration is now closed. Due to overwhelming interest, RItrain is unable to accept further requests to attend this event. 

Event streaming

For interested parties who are unable to attend, you may participate virtually through live streaming.

The live stream will enable you to hear and see the main presentation sessions. You will be able to submit comments and questions via RItrain Twitter (@RItrain_eu).

The Workshop takes place 20th November between 12.45 and 18.30 and 21st November between 08.30 and 15.00 (CET). Due to their distributed format, the networking and breakout sessions will not be live streamed.

Please visit the agenda for details, but please note that changes may be made before the event: http://bit.ly/Ritrain-Workshop-Brussels

The link to join the live stream is: http://bit.ly/RItrain-Workshop-Streaming

Event address and contact

Event address: Le Palais des Académies, Rue Ducale 1, 1000 Bruxelles - Belgique
Contact us at: claire@ebi.ac.uk

RItrain has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 654156.


The Clinical Research Facility at St James’s Hospital and the Trinity Centre for Practice & Healthcare Innovation (TCPHI), Trinity College Dublin, in collaboration with the HRB Trials Methodology Research Network (HRB-TMRN), will host a two-day Winter School focusing specifically on issues relevant to conducting trials of digital health interventions. This workshop will bring together leading national and international experts from the field of digital health and intervention research for two days of presentations, workshops and discussion on best research practice.