EU CTR Reviewers

Our Fundamental EU CTR Reviewers e-learning course gives you the essentials of the European Clinical Trial Regulation (EU CTR) and everything you need to know to review submission dossiers. Includes 2 interactive modules, 1 test and takes 3.5 hours to complete.

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  • Principles of EU CTR (EU Clinical Trial Regulation)
  • Critical timelines for submission and review of a dossier
  • Transition period and expected implementation
  • EU CTR (EU Clinical Trial Regulation)
  • Role of the reviewer, collaboration with other member states and submitters
  • Review requirements and use of CTIS portal
  • Deadlines and planning of the medical-ethical review
  • How to address questions at the submitter of the dossiers



EU CTR stands for European Clinical Trial Regulation. The EU CTR regulation will affect everyone involved in clinical drug research in Europe and will help improve collaboration between all parties involved.

The fundamental EU CTR Reviewers course to review clinical trials in Europe not only helps you understand the EU CTR regulation but offers a clear and in-depth understanding of the critical roles, deadlines, and planning of the procedures for the medical-ethical review of a drug trial according to the EU legislation.

  • 3 hours
  • 2 modules
  • Online EU CTR certificate
  • incl. Knowledge test
  • Available on desktop, smartphone or tablet

It is an ideal course suitable for anyone involved in ethics committees or responsible for reviewing submitted clinical research dossiers. The course provides a detailed understanding of the EU CTR and its implications for the assessment process and is most suitable for employees of the competent authorities of European member states and members of ethical committees.

The online course takes 3 hours and consists of the basic EU CTR module, the submission module, and a knowledge test. After completion, you will receive an online EU CTR certificate.

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Module: Introduction

You’ll learn the following in this module:

  • Goal EU CTR and difference between a Directive and Regulation
  • Scope of EU CTR: to which type of research is the EU CTR applicable?
  • High-level contents of the EU CTR
  • Opportunities, benefits, and challenges of the EU CTR and submissions via the CTIS portal
  • When will the EU CTR be implemented and what does the transition period look like?
  • Timelines of the submission- and review process according to the EU CTR regulation
  • Differences in the submission of a national trial and an international trial
  • Results of the validation phase, Assessment part I and assessment part II
  • Differences in the submission of investigator-initiated trials and sponsor (pharma/biotech) initiated trials

Module: Submission and review

You’ll learn the following in this module:

  • Process steps, communication, and the result of the validation process of Part I (national) and Part II (multinational)
  • Submission process via the EU-portal (CTIS)
  • Determination process which member state takes the role of Reporting Member State
  • Considerations for answering questions during the review process and adjustments to the dossier
  • Composition review committee
  • Review whether the clinical trial is included in the scope of the EU CTR
  • Review of completeness and acceptability of the clinical trial
  • Consolidated and coordinated review
  • Getting to a conclusion and the requirements to the assessment report
  • Requirements for the start-up of an approved clinical trial

Module: Knowledge test

The knowledge test includes:

  • 20 questions
  • Available in English and Dutch
  • Feedback per question (afterwards)
  • 3 attempts
  • Online certificate with a score of 80 or higher

Learn anytime, anywhere

Learn at your own pace on your smartphone, tablet or desktop. You will have one year of access to the training and resources so you can look up information even after you’ve completed the course.

Learn Continiously

Continuous Learning can both improve clinical research quality and ensure a motivated research team. You’ll benefit from better knowledge retention and reduced risks.  We When a regulatory update is announced, we update the training modules and notify you, so that you can take the updated module and earn a new GCP certificate.

Earn your gcp certificate

With our courses, you can earn and maintain your vital industry-recognized certificate. In your GCP Passport, you can now see exactly which version of a training module you were most recently trained on. This documentation in combination with the changelog will inform auditors, managers, and inspectors of the associate’s compliance with current regulations.


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