Guideline on the design and conduct of cystic fibrosis clinical trials: The European Cystic Fibrosis Society–Clinical Trials Network (ECFS-CTN)

on behalf of all ECFS-CTN network partners

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review

25 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

We describe the rationale for disease specific research networks in general as well as the aims and function of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society-Clinical Trials Network (ECFS-CTN) specifically. The ECFS-CTN was founded in 2009 with the aim of improving the quality and quantity of clinical research in the area of cystic fibrosis (CF) in Europe. A network of 18 clinical trial sites in 8 European countries was established according to uniform state-of-the-art quality criteria. To support the ECFS-CTN in the acquisition, planning and conduct of clinical trials, the network is equipped with a coordinating centre, steering and executive committees, and committees for protocol review, standardization, training and networking as well as a data safety monitoring board. A strong partnership with European CF patient parent organizations aims to increase awareness of the need for efficient clinical research and the participation of patients in clinical trials.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S67-S74
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Cystic Fibrosis
Volume10
Issue numberSuppl 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011

Fingerprint

Cystic Fibrosis
Clinical Trials
Guidelines
Clinical Trials Data Monitoring Committees
Research
Patient Participation
Advisory Committees
Organizations

Keywords

  • research network
  • clinical trials
  • cystic fibrosis

Cite this

@article{678f34da21c34b0fba9000a8b0937a41,
title = "Guideline on the design and conduct of cystic fibrosis clinical trials: The European Cystic Fibrosis Society–Clinical Trials Network (ECFS-CTN)",
abstract = "We describe the rationale for disease specific research networks in general as well as the aims and function of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society-Clinical Trials Network (ECFS-CTN) specifically. The ECFS-CTN was founded in 2009 with the aim of improving the quality and quantity of clinical research in the area of cystic fibrosis (CF) in Europe. A network of 18 clinical trial sites in 8 European countries was established according to uniform state-of-the-art quality criteria. To support the ECFS-CTN in the acquisition, planning and conduct of clinical trials, the network is equipped with a coordinating centre, steering and executive committees, and committees for protocol review, standardization, training and networking as well as a data safety monitoring board. A strong partnership with European CF patient parent organizations aims to increase awareness of the need for efficient clinical research and the participation of patients in clinical trials.",
keywords = "research network, clinical trials, cystic fibrosis",
author = "{De Boeck}, K. and V. Bulteel and H. Tiddens and T. Wagner and I. Fajac and S. Conway and F. Dufour and A.R. Smyth and T. Lee and I. Sermet and B. Kassai and S. Elborn and {on behalf of all ECFS-CTN network partners}",
year = "2011",
month = "6",
doi = "10.1016/S1569-1993(11)60010-6",
language = "English",
volume = "10",
pages = "S67--S74",
journal = "Journal of Cystic Fibrosis",
issn = "1569-1993",
publisher = "Elsevier Inc.",
number = "Suppl 2",

}

Guideline on the design and conduct of cystic fibrosis clinical trials: The European Cystic Fibrosis Society–Clinical Trials Network (ECFS-CTN). / on behalf of all ECFS-CTN network partners.

In: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, Vol. 10, No. Suppl 2, 06.2011, p. S67-S74.

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review

TY - JOUR

T1 - Guideline on the design and conduct of cystic fibrosis clinical trials: The European Cystic Fibrosis Society–Clinical Trials Network (ECFS-CTN)

AU - De Boeck, K.

AU - Bulteel, V.

AU - Tiddens, H.

AU - Wagner, T.

AU - Fajac, I.

AU - Conway, S.

AU - Dufour, F.

AU - Smyth, A.R.

AU - Lee, T.

AU - Sermet, I.

AU - Kassai, B.

AU - Elborn, S.

AU - on behalf of all ECFS-CTN network partners

PY - 2011/6

Y1 - 2011/6

N2 - We describe the rationale for disease specific research networks in general as well as the aims and function of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society-Clinical Trials Network (ECFS-CTN) specifically. The ECFS-CTN was founded in 2009 with the aim of improving the quality and quantity of clinical research in the area of cystic fibrosis (CF) in Europe. A network of 18 clinical trial sites in 8 European countries was established according to uniform state-of-the-art quality criteria. To support the ECFS-CTN in the acquisition, planning and conduct of clinical trials, the network is equipped with a coordinating centre, steering and executive committees, and committees for protocol review, standardization, training and networking as well as a data safety monitoring board. A strong partnership with European CF patient parent organizations aims to increase awareness of the need for efficient clinical research and the participation of patients in clinical trials.

AB - We describe the rationale for disease specific research networks in general as well as the aims and function of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society-Clinical Trials Network (ECFS-CTN) specifically. The ECFS-CTN was founded in 2009 with the aim of improving the quality and quantity of clinical research in the area of cystic fibrosis (CF) in Europe. A network of 18 clinical trial sites in 8 European countries was established according to uniform state-of-the-art quality criteria. To support the ECFS-CTN in the acquisition, planning and conduct of clinical trials, the network is equipped with a coordinating centre, steering and executive committees, and committees for protocol review, standardization, training and networking as well as a data safety monitoring board. A strong partnership with European CF patient parent organizations aims to increase awareness of the need for efficient clinical research and the participation of patients in clinical trials.

KW - research network

KW - clinical trials

KW - cystic fibrosis

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?partnerID=yv4JPVwI&eid=2-s2.0-79958158650&md5=1e06127ae1a751c4d49148bde7fb31a1

U2 - 10.1016/S1569-1993(11)60010-6

DO - 10.1016/S1569-1993(11)60010-6

M3 - Literature review

AN - SCOPUS:79958158650

VL - 10

SP - S67-S74

JO - Journal of Cystic Fibrosis

JF - Journal of Cystic Fibrosis

SN - 1569-1993

IS - Suppl 2

ER -