Clinical Trial Network

ESA Clinical Trial Network

Call for application for new studies is currently closed.

ESA 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 ESA 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.  


Any qualified member of an institution in one of the European countries that is represented in the ESA Council or from which the National Society is a Society Member of the ESA may apply.

Every physician can apply for support by the ESA CTN. Non ESA members who are health care professionals are entitled to present proposals in the field of clinical anaesthesiology research on an international level. Winner will have to become ESA members if it is not already the case.