Future Directions for ESA acting as Academic Contract Research Organisation
The European Society of Anaesthesiology Clinical Trial Network has been initiated on 2010 at the request of the ESA Research Committee and approval by the ESA Board of Directors with the primary aim to provide an infrastructure for Institutions, clinicians and scientists allowing to work across borders to improve the care of patients in the field of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care Medicine, Peri-Operative 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. Long-term collaborative relationships within research, education and clinical practice require dedicated resources and infrastructure enabling access to the entire clinical community.
Progressing with needs
Entrusted by hundreds of hospitals, academic, and government organisations worldwide, ESA represents a powerful and rapidly growing alternative to study organisation and management for clinical research. As a non-profit organisation, ESA provides a unique efficient, flexible, and low-cost way of managing different types of clinical studies.
The ESA A-CRO is focusing on three highly interrelated actions:
- Support studies identifying relevant research questions related mainly to Anaesthesia, Intensive Care Medicine, Peri-Operative Medicine, Emergency Medicine or Pain Medicine, but also to other specialties (nutrition, respiratory diseases, transfusion, thrombosis, cardiology, etc.) when they are related to anaesthesiology
- Foster collaborations between ESA members of various countries as well as with other organisations to improve patient outcome and anaesthesia Intensive Car Medicine, Peri-Operative Medicine, Emergency Medicine or Pain Medicine practice.
- Enforce quality and Good clinical Practice in the study coordination support and data Management