LIH’s Clinical and Epidemiological Investigation Centre (CIEC) is establishing a growing reputation in clinical research. Acting as a national centre coordinating clinical research activities involving clinicians in various medical fields, CIEC is a contact partner for pharmaceutical industries interested in conducting clinical trials in Luxembourg. CIEC stands for excellence in operational support in clinical research whilst striving to ensure respect of patient rights, data privacy and offering the opportunity to access new, innovative therapeutic approaches otherwise inaccessible.
Strategic research goals
- Formalize the expertise and quality of execution of clinical trials through the GCP (Good Clinical Practice) certification of CIEC by an approved body and any other certifying initiative to strengthen strategic partnerships with industry. Implementation: GCP certification/AAHRPP accreditation ongoing; recognized preferred site (INSPIRE) for partnership with industry
- Serve as a reference centre for certified training in clinical research and development of clinical investigators in Luxembourg
- Develop investigator-driven clinical research especially through active participation in ECRIN network and by joining ECRIN-ERIC. Implementation: ECRIN related study activities (5) , ECRIN annual conference 2014 in Luxembourg, join ECRIN-ERIC.
Head of research unit
Manon Gantenbein, MS in Biochemistry, PhD in Pharmacology, is CIEC Clinical Research Coordinator since 2009 and Head of CIEC ad interim since September 2016. She has past experience in the pharmaceutical industry (2004-2009), contract research organisations (1997-2004), clinical Investigation Centre (clinical trial unit at university hospital in 1997) as well as clinical research working experience in Germany, France and Luxembourg.