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 13 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 first edition of the EULAC PerMed 'Summer School', organised by the EULAC PerMed consortium in collaboration with the Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII), will be held in Madrid, Spain from November 7 to 8, 2019.

The Summer School aims to share insights on the main areas of personalised medicine (PM) research; to support the creation of research networks between European Union (EU) and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) countries; and to improve the multidisciplinary approach in this research field. 

The EULAC PerMed Summer School is open to participants from all EU and LAC countries. Participants will be selected through an application-based process. The Summer School is free of charge and the EULAC PerMed project will award a travel grant to six participants from the LAC region. 

The detailed programme, application criteria, and application form are available here

The Summer School will be preceded by the 2nd ICPerMed workshop on 'Personalised Medicine for all citizens and patients within Sustainable Implementation', which will take place from November 5 to 6, 2019 at the Escuela Nacional de Sanidad on the premises of ISCII.


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. 

Click here to register

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.