Worldwide call for Revolutionising Cancer Patient Care
July 01, 2024

canSERV logoTo improve cancer treatment outcomes and advance the care of cancer patients, the canSERV consortium invites cancer researchers world-wide to apply for free access to cutting-edge transnational research services and training.

As part of the EU Cancer Mission, canSERV strives to accelerate oncology research to foster precision medicine for the benefit of patients across Europe. To this end, a budget of 600 000€ has been allocated for a new Challenge-driven Call for Service Provision “Revolutionising Cancer Patient Care: Innovative Approaches to Research and Clinical Trials for Improving Treatment Outcomes”. The canSERV project offers more than 400 innovative cancer research services. In this Challenge-Driven Call, a minimum of two services from the canSERV Service Catalogue should be requested. Training is considered a separate additional service.

To learn more about the projet and this call, please visit the canSERV website.

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Save the date CRIGH General Assembly 2024
May 31, 2024

CRIGH General Assembly 05-11-2024CRIGH is very pleased to announce that the seventh CRIGH General Assembly will be held on Tuesday 5 November 2024, and unites representatives from the global clinical research community.

This year the General Assembly will be organised as an online event from 12:00-14:00 (CET), and invitations to join the meeting as well as the draft agenda will be send out soon.

So mark your calenders, as we have impactful matters to discuss. See you then!

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World Blood Donor Day
May 31, 2024

World Blood Donor DayWorld Blood Donor Day (WBDD) is held on June 14 each year, and it commemorates the birthday anniversary of Karl Landsteiner who was awarded the Nobel Prize for his discovery of the ABO blood group system. The global theme of World Blood Donor Day changes each year in recognition of the selfless individuals who donate their blood for people unknown to them. 

The event was organised for the first time in 2004, by four core international organizations: the World Health Organization, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies; the International Federation of Blood Donor Organizations (IFBDO) and the International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products, and to thank blood donors for their voluntary, life-saving gifts of blood. A blood service that gives patients access to safe blood and blood products in sufficient quantity is a key component of an effective health system.

Contact your national blood bank to find out how you can make contribution.

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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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