1. EARL: Ethical, Administrative, Regulatory and Logistical solutions –workpackage 1

The EARL study is aimed at identifying and implementing solutions to key structural (ethical, administrative, regulatory and logistical) bottlenecks as well as behavioural and cultural (BC) barriers to the rapid implementation of large multi-site clinical studies in Europe in response to severe ID outbreaks.


Quick Reference Documents

Barriers and Solutions table

Clinical Trials Regulation update

Pandemic Research Preparedness Survey of National Competent Authoritites and Research Ethics Committees across Europe

Ethical, administrative, regulatory and logistic bottlenecks and solutions for pandemic-relevant clinical research in Europe: findings from PREPARE WP1

Data Protection Regulations (coming soon)

Quick reference of consent models including definitions and legislation governing their use (coming soon)

EU regulations

Country information regarding expedited review processes and pre-approved protocols


EARL reports

All EARL reports are available in the PREPARE Member Area


Support Materials

Team members

Alistair Nichol WP EARL Lead
Chris Butler WP4 ALIC4E Lead
Nick Francis Clinical Reader
Micaela Gal Research Fellow
Nina Gobat Research Fellow
Kerry Hood Methodological Expertise
Ronnie Moore UCD Qualitative Lead
Prasanth Sukumar Doctoral Student
Angela Watkins Project Officer
Steve Webb Clinical Professor

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Menno de Jong




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