In 2015, the NCRC launched a formal partnership with PPD, a leading global contract research organization, to establish a Paediatric Investigator Network (PIN).
With offices in 46 countries and more than 14,000 professionals worldwide, PPD provides clinical trial management services to the pharmaceutical and medical device industry on an outsourced contact basis.
The aims of the PIN partnership include:
- establishing and developing mutually beneficial relationships with Sites and Investigators
- enable early access to an increased volume of commercial clinical trials
- reduce red-tape by streamlining processes and communication
The PIN is currently made up of over 60 Paediatricians from across Ireland, and is one of a global network of 12 partnerships to connect study sites with clinical study sponsors.