ECNP Workshop on Clinical Research Methods

The third ECNP Workshop on Clinical Research Methods will take place on 8-10 November 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.

logoGood science is all about methods
. Moreover, science is nothing more – nothing less – than a method to approach and generate knowledge.
Hence, learning the methodology of research is the only way to intimately know a discipline.
This is, of course, also true for psychiatry. Being familiar with research methodology will help psychiatrists not only to be able to develop their own research but also to critically understand the literature in the field in order to reach evidence-based clinical practice.

The European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) is extremely interested in promoting research skills in junior scientists, including junior clinicians. Junior ECNP clinician members identified a gap in their training concerning their ability to get top-quality and practical information on how to get started in clinical research. The ECNP executive committee decided to start a new initiative to fill this gap. 
Junior ScientistsThe ECNP Workshop on Clinical Research Methods aims at introducing junior clinicians(psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, etc) into research methodology and to promote a critical thinking approach to the scientific literature that is particularly relevant to clinical practice. 

A number of international renowned researchers shared their professional experiences with a group of junior colleagues and psychiatry residents.
For 2017 the number of participants will be 30.


This three day workshop will take place at the Hospital Clinic of the University of Barcelona with several practical interactive sessions including issues of interest such as:

  • Research in psychopharmacology
  • Non-pharmacological research
  • How to read and write a scientific paper
  • How to start a successful scientific project and career.

This is a unique opportunity for junior colleagues to become familiar with the scientific method, the key to good practice. View complete programme

Application requirement

To fulfill the ECNP definition of junior scientist.

How to apply

It is no longer possible to apply, the deadline for application was 1 May 2017.

When you meet the application requirement (first review) you will receive a link to an online Good Clinical Practice Course (GCP) which you need to successfully complete.
After completing the GCP course the final selection of participants will take place. All applicants will be informed about the outcome of the selection. 


Submission of your CV and motivation statement 1 May 2017  
Finalising the GCP course (for selected applicants)   31 May 2017
Outcome of the final selection  after 22 June 2017

Registration and accommodation

For those selected, there is no registration fee. Hotel accommodation is offered by ECNP for two nights in a shared room, with breakfast, at a hotel near the workshop venue. 

The ECNP Workshop on Clinical Research Methods is funded by the ECNP Scholarship and Research Foundation (R&S), a public-interest-serving entity.