Summary

The International Clinical Trial Center Network (ICN) aspires to be a leading enabler and accelerator for high-quality trial sites by providing best-in-class capabilities. Members of the ICN share their expertise in Clinical Research in the form of services, available to the other ICN partner institutions.

Top priority is to enable for good and excellent sites to force up and for young study sites to build up their clinical research infrastructure.

The ICN facilitates excellence in the planning and realization of clinical trials in compliance with local rules and regulations and with the international Good Clinical Practice Standards (ICH-GCP).

The members of the ICN are ready to put their cards on the table and to let others accelerate their development. ICN members share existing knowledge and "cherry-pick" excellence of other members.

The ICN puts the focus on clinical research in its entirety and has no constraints in mixing academic and industry services. Equally, even though most of the ICN members are academic centers, services are offered to support clinical research centers for academic / investigator-initiated as well as industry-sponsored studies.

There will be a synergistic effect associated with the combined utilization of top services of the ICN members.

The ICN is not a social but an informal network connecting people and services at the same time.

Existing networks are highly appreciated and no parallel structures are planned to be built up.