Global needs

The rapid development of promising new therapies and demanding new regulatory requirements means that the world-wide demand for high-quality clinical trial centers has increased.


The International Clinical Trial Center Network (ICN) is an initiative of ten global partners (core members) from Europe, Asia, Japan and the US. Its goal is to continuously improve global clinical research in line with evolving global standards, thereby increasing the number and capacity of high-quality clinical study sites.


To achieve this goal, the ICN fosters a mutual and active exchange of knowledge in this field. This exchange is not only between founding core members but also includes clinical research institutions that have become regular members or affiliated members of the ICN since foundation. All members of the ICN are able to make use of the network’s clinical research capabilities such as consultancy, training courses, workshops, online guidance documents and tools.