Consulting for Principal Investigators

Are you planning an international investigator initiated trial? Are you planning to open a new study site for your already running clinical trial? Is a rare disease the focus of your research? Have you slow recruitment paces or do you simply want to gather information about different patients’ characteristics? Going abroad might the right solution for you!

Some issues may come up during the planning phase, though. Questions such how to contact the right partners/study centers, what regulations are applicable, what regulatory bodies and ethics committees are involved, how big should the sample be or whether the study is feasible or not…, although overwhelming, must be all taken into account.

ICN, an academic network promoting excellence in clinical research, is willing to assist investigators during the preparation of international investigator initiated trials and is therefore offering a free, short consulting service. If needed, the initial free service could be followed by a chargeable, more intensive, consulting.

Please use the following link to send your inquiries: info@icn-connect.org
Alternatively, you could directly contact one of our consultants below

We look forward to assisting you in a near future!

Dr. Creany Wong

ICN Member:
Clinical Trials Centre, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (HKU-CTC)

Contact Person:
Dr. Creany Wong

Further Information

Current Position:
Associate Director, Business & Project Intelligence

Experience:
HKU-CTC is an academic clinical research organization under The University of Hong Kong. Established in 1998, its team now has 60 dedicated clinical research professionals that together are capable of providing comprehensive, one-stop services co ...

Dr. Silvia Egert

ICN Member:
Münchner Studienzentrum, School of Medicine, Technical University Munich, Germany

Contact Person:
Dr. rer. nat. Silvia Maria Egert-Schwender

Further Information

Current Position:
Consultant for study design and budget planning

Experience:
Dr. Egert-Schwender belongs to the scientific staff of the Münchner Studienzentrum since 2003 and has long-term experience in conception of clinical trials, trial budgets and trial applications to national and international public, private or com ...

Ali Yağız Üresin, Prof., MD

ICN Member:
Istanbul University Center of Excellence for Clinical Research (IUKAMM)

Contact Person:
Ali Yağız Üresin, Prof., MD

Further Information

Current Position:
Head of the Department of Medical Pharmacology and Division of Clinical Pharmacology in the Istanbul Faculty of Medicine at University of Istanbul. Vice-Director of IUKAMM. Chairperson of the Ethics Committee of Istanbul Faculty of Medicine.

Experience:
He performed clinical trials on phase I to IV, has documents at FDA, was investigator and principal investigator in many international multicenter clinical trials. He also coordinated and organized many basic and advanced training activities on t ...

Selçuk Şen, Asst. Prof., MD

ICN Member:
Istanbul University Center of Excellence for Clinical Research (IUKAMM)

Contact Person:
Selçuk Şen, Asst. Prof., MD

Further Information

Current Position:
Assistant professor of medical pharmacology in the Faculty of Medicine at Istanbul Bilim University.

Experience:
He worked at Istanbul Faculty of Medicine between the years of 2008 and 2017 and is currently a guest lecturer. He joined several local and international clinical trials on phase I to IV as an investigator, worked as an ethics committee member an ...

Mr Damien Hong

ICN Member:
Singapore Clinical Research Institution (SCRI)

Contact Person:
Mr. Damien Hong

Further Information

Current Position:
Chief Operating Officer at SCRI

Experience:
As the COO, he is responsible for managing operations strategy and policies, creating value through innovation and aligning employees with corporate goals. He oversees implementation of the strategic direction of SCRI and is involved in day-to-da ...

Edwin Chan Shih-Yen, BSc, BVMS (Hons), PhD

ICN Member:
Singapore Clinical Research Institution (SCRI)

Contact Person:
Edwin Chan Shih-Yen, BSc, BVMS (Hons), PhD

Further Information

Current Position:
Chief Scientific Officer at SCRI, Director of Cochrane Singapore, Associate Professor at the Centre for Quantitative Medicine, Office of Clinical Sciences, Duke-National University of Singapore Medical School

Experience:
Edwin Chan is an epidemiologist and Chief Scientific Officer at the Singapore Clinical Research Institute and Associate Professor at the Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School. He has served as the Director of Cochrane Sing ...

Annette Widmann, MD

ICN Member:
Clinical Trials Center Zurich (CTC), University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland

Contact Person:
Dr. med. Annette Widmann

Further Information

Current Position:
Head of Regulatory Affairs

Experience:
Dr. Widmann has been working as Head of the Regulatory Affairs Unit at the CTC Zurich since 2008. Her team offers competent advice and support in the preparation of clinical trial documents (e.g. study protocol, informed consent and patient infor ...

Dr. Andrew Kambugu MBChB, MMed, FRCP

ICN Member:
Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), Kampala, Uganda

Contact Person:
Dr. Andrew Kambugu MBChB, MMed, FRCP

Further Information

Current Position:
Currently the Executive Director, former Head of Research at IDI Makerere University, College of Health Sciences (MakCHS)

Experience:
Dr. Kambugu is an adjunct Assoc. Prof. at the University of Minnesota, USA and an honorary Senior Lecturer in the Dept. of Medicine MakCHS. He holds a Masters in Internal Medicine from Makerere University, attended infectious diseases specialist ...

Dr. Mohammed Lamorde, MBBS, MRCP, PhD

ICN Member:
Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), Kampala, Uganda

Contact Person:
Dr. Mohammed Lamorde, MBBS, MRCP, PhD

Further Information

Current Position:
Head of the Prevention, Care and Treatment Programme at the Infectious Diseases Institute.

Experience:
He is an internal medicine physician trained in Nigeria, United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. He is a member of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom.
Over the past nine years, he has worked at IDI undertaking clinica ...

Dr Thomas Hiemstra

ICN Member:
Cambridge Clinical Trials Unit (CCTU), Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Contact Person:
Dr. Thomas Hiemstra

Further Information

Current Position:
University Lecturer in Trials at the School of Clinical Medicine of the University of Cambridge; Honorary Consultant Nephrologist

Experience:
Dr Hiemstra is a consultant nephrologist and clinical trialist with particular interests in efficient trials design including adaptive methods, the use of mobile technologies, and the use of routinely collected data sources to capture trial outco ...

Prof Dr Heiko von der Leyen, MD

ICN Member:
Hannover Clinical Trial Center (HCTC) , Hannover, Germany

Contact Person:
Prof Dr Heiko von der Leyen, MD

Further Information

Current Position:
Head of the Coordination Center for Clinical Studies at Hannover Medical School (HCTC-KKS)

Experience:
He was co-founder and managing director of Hannover Clinical Trial Center GmbH (HCTC). Prof. von der Leyen was trained in Pharmacology, Internal Medicine, and Cardiology at University of Hamburg, Hannover Medical School. After 3 years of research ...