CRIGH at first WHO Global Clinical Trial Forum
January 26, 2024

World Health Organisation logoRepresentatives of CRIGH were present at the first Global Clinical Trial Forum, organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva. The forum gathered stakeholders from all over the globe to put forward a joint vision for sustainable clinical research infrastructure and to strengthen clinical trial capabilities, in alignment with the World Health Assembly’s resolution 75.8:

"Strengthening clinical trials to provide high-quality evidence on health interventions and to improve research quality and coordination."

The forum was attended by over 130 experts from 43 countries, and many more joint the event online. CRIGH participated in the forum representing its clinical trial network and achievements. Throughout the summit, experiences and lessons learned were exchanged among various disciplines and health condition areas. The forum participants called for clinical trial infrastructure, including among others domestic funding, national support for clinical trial infrastructure, improving coordination and streamlining of regulatory and ethics review and approval processes, enhancing patient engagement, and enabling clinical trials with digital and information technologies.

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CRIGH General Assembly 2023
September 27, 2023

CRIGH is very pleased to announce that the next CRIGH General Assembly will be organised as a hybrid event from 10-15 on Tuesday 7 November 2023 in Paris (France). This event will be organised as a side-event at the EDCTP Forum, which is held in the same venue and will start right after the CRIGH General Assembly.

The CRIGH General Assembly will be held at the Palais des Congrès de Paris in Paris (France), and unites representatives from the global Clinical Research community. The CRIGH Secretary Board has drafted an agenda with keynotes, CRIGH updates and achievements, Regional activities, Work Package presentations, and a presentation / discussion on WHO's WHA 75.8 Resolution. The final agenda will be published shortly.

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EDCTP Forum 2023
September 27, 2023

EDCTP logoThe European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) is organising the eleventh EDCTP Forum from 7-10 November 2023. The Forum will take place at the Palais des Congrès de Paris in Paris (France), and this year’s theme is ‘Partnering for Global Health Research Innovation and Impact in Africa – Celebrating EDCTP: two decades and beyond’. For any further information on the EDCTP Forum, please visit the special website

CRIGH is organising its General Assembly back-to-back with the EDCTP event, in the same venue, from 10-15 on Tuesday 7 November.

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Call for nominations: Else Kröner Fresenius Prize 2023
June 23, 2022

In honour of the outstanding lifetime achievements of Else Kröner, the founder of the Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung, the foundation has established a major biennial research prize to be awarded in a specified field of biomedical science. The field chosen for 2023 is Diseases of worldwide significance.

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Recommendations from the EDCTP/ECRIN session on clinical trial infrastructure and capacity building in Africa
March 02, 2022

Together with the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership  (EDCTP), ECRIN hosted a session at the Africa-Europe Science and Innovation Summit on 17 June 2021.  This session brought together key global health actors to collectively discuss lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and the next steps towards the comprehensive mobilization of all stakeholders for building sustainable clinical research preparedness and response capacities. It led to the development of 11 recommendations for capacity building and the development of a clinical research infrastructure in Africa.

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The 3rd CRIGH General Assembly
November 04, 2021

The General Assembly of the Clinical Research Initiative for Global Health Consortium (CRIGH) went virtual for its 3rd edition.

The CRIGH Consortium was launched in October 2016, as a follow-up to a prior initiative of the OECD Global Science Forum, to establish a global framework to accelerate international cooperation in non-commercial clinical trials and to promote evidence-based medicine. To date, CRIGH brings together more than 40 international stakeholders across the clinical research value chain on five continents.

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ECRIN launches Marketplace for scientific clinical research on Covid-19
April 13, 2021

ECRIN, the European Clinical Research Infrastructure Network, has launched the Covid-19 Marketplace. This new, online tool aims to facilitate and promote collaboration by providing access to planned and ongoing clinical trials, and to share trial ideas and questions in order to enable clinical researchers interested in the same topic to reach out and join forces.

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ECRIN launches Clinical Research Metadata Repository, including COVID-19 data
April 30, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis requires researchers to join forces worldwide to find a cure and a vaccine. Sharing research data is a critical step in this global cooperation effort. ECRIN has launched a Clinical Research Metadata Repository, including COVID-19 data, allowing the discovery of clinical studies and related data objects, for example protocols, information sheets and consent forms, data management plans, statistical analysis plans, case report forms, results, publications descriptive metadata, etc. The Clinical Research Metadata Repository is updated regularly through collection of data from the most important sources of information worldwide, from New Zealand to the Netherlands and from Japan to Lebanon. 

Please visit the Clinical Metadata Repository at or visit for more information and details on all the services provided by the ECRIN COVID-19 Task Force. 

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EJP-RD Support Office Now Online
November 28, 2019

The  'European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases (EJP-RD)' has launched an online Support Officer offering, among others, Clinical Study support for clinical investigators preparing clinical studies on rare diseases. 

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New CRIGH Website
July 08, 2019
CRIGH is pleased to announce that its new website has gone live! The website provides background information on the project and a description of activities, as well as relevant publications/documents, and features project and partner news and events.
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