European Network of
Clinical Research in Ophthalmology

Hendrik Scholl, MD, MA

Steering Committee
Jorge Alió, MD, PhD
Francesco Bandello, MD, PhD
Francesca Cordeiro, MD, PhD
José Cunha-Vaz, MD, PhD
Birgit Lorenz, MD, PhD
Cecília Martinho, BSc
Tunde Peto, MD, PhD, FHCO, FHCD
Hendrik Scholl, MD, MA
Marc D. de Smet, MD, PhD
Marie-José Tassignon, MD, PhD

Expert Committees
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Retinal Dystrophies
Diabetic Retinopathy and Vascular Diseases
Anterior Segment
Ocular Surface, Inflammation, Dry-Eye & Allergies

Transversal Sections
Medical Devices
Rare Diseases
Reading Centres

European Vision Institute Clinical Research Network is a network of European Ophthalmological Clinical Research Sites, dedicated to perform clinical research in ophthalmology with the highest standards of quality, following the European and International Directives for Clinical Research according to harmonized SOPs in order to strengthen the capacity of the European Union to study the determinants of ophthalmic diseases and to develop and optimise the use of diagnostic, prevention and treatment strategies in ophthalmology.


It is a platform for clinical trial research in Ophthalmology in Europe and a useful Industry resource in order to promote the development of new drugs and medical devices. is an independent European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG) established in 2010 in accordance with the Council Regulation (EEC) n.º 2137/85. Coordinating Centre is located at AIBILI, in Coimbra, Portugal.


At present, has 102 Clinical Site Members from 15 European Countries.



Each Clinical Site must apply to the Network and fulfill basic requirements such as dedicated space to perform clinical trials, qualified and experienced personnel, experience of multinational clinical trials and to agree to implement organizational Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) according to ICH GCP Guidelines.

Once a member of the, the Clinical Site adopts/harmonises the SOPs with the help of, in order to become a certified Clinical Site of Excellence of the Network.


This Network has an infrastructure for management of multicenter clinical trials. It has common and harmonized organizational and technical Standard Operating Procedures, quality control and staff training according to ICH GCP-Guidelines. serves as a fundamental resource for the development of translational research and particularly Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Industrial Innovation in the European Union in Ophthalmology. 

13th Members Meeting

October 18-19, 2018
Lisbon, Portugal
- Meeting programme and on-line registration

International Symposium on Usher Syndrome - July 19-21, 2018 - Mainz, Germany

The International Symposium on Usher Syndrome will convene at the Atrium Hotel Conference Centre in

Alliances and Partnerships

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