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 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.


The next meeting of the CORBEL Medical Infrastructure Users Forum (MIUF) will be held on 6 December 2019 in Brussels. The main topics will be the progress made so far in building a collaborative framework between medical research communities and pan-European Research Infrastructures, and how to get ready for the future European Open Science Cloud. In particular, the meeting will explore the ways in which the MIUF's work can be continued in the 'EOSC-Life' project (in which ECRIN is also involved). 

The CORBEL MIUF is designed to promote close collaboration, at the pan-EU level, between medical research communities, funding bodies, and medical research infrastructures. In particular, its mission consists of:

  • promoting the establishment of pan-European scientific communities, providing the scientific content and access to patients
  • clearly defining the respective roles of infrastructures vs. scientific communities, avoiding gaps, overlaps and fragmentation
  • capturing the needs of the scientific communities and of the funders in terms of infrastructure services
  • ensuring the appropriate development and deployment of these services by one or multiple research infrastructures

*CORBEL is funded by the H2020 research and innovation programme under GA no. 654248.