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ESAIC Clinical Trial Network

The European Society of Anaesthesiology Clinical Trial Network (CTN) provides an infrastructure for institutions, clinicians and scientists to work collaboratively across international borders to improve the care of patients in the fields of anaesthesiology, intensive care, perioperative medicine, emergency medicine and pain medicine.

International networks all over the world have demonstrated the advantages of collaboration to address and answer clinically relevant research questions.


A CTN grant of up to € 30,000 is provided for Study costs. The grant is intended mainly to cover travel costs for steering committee meetings, use of a statistician, and possibly study coordination assistance at the institution of the principal investigator (PI). In general, no case money for participating centres is foreseen. In addition to the financial support, the ESAIC offers to the PI and steering committee members a valuable coordination support package: administrative, technical and logistic help for all phases of the study: preparation of documents, centre set-up and coordination, case report forms and cleaning of the data.


Every physician can apply for support by the ESAIC CTN. Non ESAIC members who are health care professionals are entitled to present proposals in the field of clinical anaesthesiology research on an international level.


The ESAIC Research Committee is pleased to inform that the following study proposals have been selected for the 2020 ESAIC Clinical Trial Network:

  1. Max Bell, Sweden: The effects of anaesthetic techniques on time to start of adjuvant chemotherapy, and early and late outcomes following surgery for colorectal cancer (ENCORE)
  2. Donal Buggy, Ireland : Management and Outcomes of Perioperative Care of European Diabetic Patients (MOPED)