The Clinical Research Initiative for Global Health

Supporting international collaboration on clinical research

CRIGH aims to optimise clinical research programmes, develop global standards on clinical research, promote the take-up of innovative methodology and technologies, and encourage international cooperation to rapidly and efficiently respond to global health challenges

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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International Clinical Trials Day 2024

International Clinical Trials Day 2024ICTD commemorates the start of the landmark clinical trial, led by James Lind on sailors with scurvy, 20 May 1747. Acknowledging its foundational role in shaping contemporary clinical research, ECRIN annually honors this milestone, addressing a new topic in clinical research every year around this significant date.

This year's topic: Data Centric Clinical Research.

With the data revolution playing an increasing role in all aspects of clinical research this year we will focus on some of the impacts, benefits and challenges of the rise of data and technology. Different stakeholders from the community will share their experiences on topics ranging from the integration of the new technical assets, eHealth, data science, the data protection legislation and collaboration of academia and industry, among others.

ICTD this year will be a hybrid event, direct from Thessaloniki, that will run from 9:00 to 5:30 CEST. This event is free and welcomes participants both onsite and online.

More information via the ECRIN website.

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EU-Africa PerMed Summer School
21/05/2024 - 23/05/2024

Eu-Africe Personalised MedicineThe Second EU-Africa PerMed Summer School will take place on May 21-23 2024 in Nairobi, Kenya. This year's edition focuses on implementing personalised medicine in various fields, with the goal to equip participants with skills to support personalised medicine and research network creation.

The Summer School is open to 35 junior researchers, policymakers, and healthcare workers from EU and African countries who will be evaluated and admitted on a competitive basis. At least 6 participants will be selected to receive a travel and accommodation grant. Participation in this training event is free of cost.

More information on this Summer School in personalised medicine can be found at the dedicated webpage

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