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Luxembourg Institute of Health

Clinical and Epidemiological Investigation Center, Department of Population Health

Luxembourg Institute of Health

The Clinical and Epidemiological Investigation Center (CIEC) of the Luxembourg Institute of Health is an infrastructure prepares and realizes, partially or totally, clinical research projects based in Luxembourg. The CIEC interacts with major stakeholders (Healthcare providers and institutions, pharmaceutical companies, Clinical Research Organization, national and international research institutions, Ministry of Health, Regulatory Authorities, is participating in European Networks (European Clinical Research Infrastructure Network ECRIN, European Patients’ Academy EUPATI, The European Forum for Good Clinical Practice EFGCP and is an active member of the Worldwide Innovative Network (WIN) Association.
The activities of the CIEC rely on all national hospitals in Luxembourg (Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg (CHL), Centre Hospitalier Emile Mayrisch (CHEM); Centre Hospitalier du Nord (CHdN), Hôpitaux Robert Schuman (HRS)) in order to access patients and medical expertise. In addition, CIEC collaborates with Integrated Biobank of Luxembourg (IBBL) for sample storage and analysis.

Acting as a national centre coordinating clinical research activities involving clinicians in various medical fields, the 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. CIEC provides logistical assistance to doctors and researchers and supports the pharmaceutical industry in the conduct of clinical trials in Luxembourg.

Strategic research goals
- Provide expertise and quality of execution of clinical trials according to the GCP (Good Clinical Practice)
- Serve as a reference center 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

Web Site: www.lih.lu 


Demographic Data

  • Start year clinical research2008
  • Phases of clinical studiesPhase I, Phase II, Phase III, Phase IV
  • Types of studiesBiologics, Drugs, Medical Devices, Nutraceuticals, Vaccines
  • PopulationsInfant 0-1yr, Child 2-10 yrs, Adolescent 11-17 yrs, Adult 18-64 yrs, Senior 65 yrs and over
  • Type of siteAcademic
  • # of employees involved in research19
  • # of investigators30-45 ( @ local hospitals and GPs)
  • Number of studies last year17
  • Days openMonday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Extended office hoursYes
  • Overnight facilitiesYes
  • Dry iceYes
  • Blinded pharmacistYes
  • Dedicated monitoring spaceYes
  • Internet access for the monitorYes
  • Onsite laboratoryYes
  • Central laboratoryYes
  • Infusion capabilityYes
  • Shipping optionsFedEx, UPS, DHL, Other
  • Contact for regulatory documentsCharlotte Lieunard
  • Regulatory phone number+35226970847
  • # of days to turn around regulatory documents1-3
  • Type of IRB used by this siteCentral
  • How often does your local IRB meet?Monthly
  • Appropriate storage facilities for productYes
  • Able to appropriately store Schedule II drugsYes
  • # days to turn around budget and contract5-15