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 11 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



ECRIN's 2019 celebration of International Clinical Trials Day (ICTD) will take place in Paris, France on 20 May 2019. 

ICTD 2019 will bring together ECRIN’s internal stakeholders and partners, and additional scientists and policymakers from France, the rest of Europe, and beyond. 

The meeting objective is to engage participants in discussion on issues related to multinational clinical trials and the clinical research landscape in Europe. ICTD 2019 will focus on challenges raised by patient stratification studies.

For more information and to register, see the conference main page 


The Swiss Clinical Trial Organisation (SCTO) - ECRIN's Swiss national scientific partner - Geneva University Hospitals (HUG), and the University of Geneva, are holding a Symposium on 12 June 2019. The event is intended to be a day of exploring the challenges and solutions that lie ahead in clinical research.

Come and hear local and international speakers share their perspectives, news, and developments on:

  • clinical research methodologies and outcome measurements, and their daily application;
  • patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and their influence on classical trials;
  • population-reported outcomes;
  • core outcome sets, enabling cross-trials comparison;
  • adaptive designs in clinical trials and their practical application;
  • and more…

This symposium will be held in English at the HUG, Geneva.

Online registration is open until 16 April 2019.

To register on the SCTO website, click here

The complete programme of the day is available here


The second CRIGH General Assembly will be held from 20 to 21 June 2019 in Paris.

The CRIGH initiative aims to support international collaboration on clinical research by developing global standards and establishing a collaborative framework to address health issues worldwide.

The General Assembly will be an opportunity to discuss the progress of the various project activities and to establish a roadmap for the future actions to be implemented.

Breakout sessions will enable in-depth discussion for each activity, and the coordination of proposed actions across activities. Cross-disciplinary and overarching aspects of international clinical research will be presented to inform the discussions.