European Clinical Research Infrastructure Network (ECRIN) is a public, non-profit organisation that links scientific partners and networks across Europe to facilitate multinational clinical research. As of 2013, ECRIN has the legal status of a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC). ECRIN links the resources and capacities of national networks across Europe to increase access to patients and medical expertise.
ECRIN’s core office is based in Paris, and ECRIN works with European Correspondents (EuCos) across Europe, national networks of clinical trial units (CTUs)/clinical research facilities (CRFs), as well as numerous European and international stakeholders involved in clinical research.
ECRIN’s organisational model is based on country membership. Countries can either be full Members or Observers. Current Members include Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece (joined May 2023), Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland (acquired ECRIN member status from being an observer as of June 2023), and Observers include Slovakia.
Ireland became a full member of ECRIN on November 20th, 2018. As a member of ECRIN, Irish researchers can benefit from a full range of ECRIN services for multinational clinical research study preparation, protocol evaluation and study management.