NorCRIN is a Norwegian national research infrastructure body. Its primary objective is to strengthen and simplify collaboration in all categories of clinical research in Norway. The NorCRIN collaboration is expected to produce the following results:
More researcher-initiated clinical trials
More national clinical trials
More patients participating in clinical trials
Participation in more international (Nordic/EU) clinical trials
More industry-funded clinical trials
Increased scope and pace of implementation in clinical trials
Increased basis for research-based clinical practice
NorCRIN is a partnership consisting of all six university hospitals in Norway:
Akershus University Hospital
Oslo University Hospital
Stavanger University Hospital
Haukeland University Hospital
St. Olav’s Hospital
University Hospital of North Norway
The NorCRIN Secretariat is based at Haukeland University Hospital and is led by Network Coordinator Marianne Saugestad together with Project Manager Nina Jebsen.
The Board Chair of NorCRIN is Svei Skeie, Research Director at Stavavger University Hospital.
Our motto is “More research, better quality and less administration”.
A number of the work packages in NorCRIN focus on developing infrastructure that aims to resolve and harmonise national tasks and challenges. We are allocated these via assignment documents from the Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services and the regional health authorities, our partners, input from other infrastructure bodies or our users, and they can be easily implemented at each hospital. This will lead to a more coordinated, transparent and harmonised implementation at all hospitals. In addition, a number of the measures will directly strengthen the competence of researchers and support staff and enable them to conduct high-quality clinical trials. Infrastructure examples include procedures for planning, implementing and completing clinical trials, data management, monitoring, GCP courses and GCP course templates.
If you would like to know more about the research support NorCRIN offers, please contact the NorCRIN contact person in your health region.