The ECRAN Project aims to make understanding clinical trials - a relevant element of medical research - easy, and tells you all about taking part in them.Read more

DiscoverRandomisation, placebo, blinding… Medical research uses words that can be difficult when you first try to understand how new treatments are developed and tested. But it is simpler than you think!


Dig outMany valuable resources already exist for learning about Clinical Trials. ECRAN has collected many of these all together in one place, letting you search quickly and easily for topics about which to discover more.

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Prof ECRAN makes clinical trials easy and…entertaining! Challenge yourself while playing ECRAN Lab and ECRAN Maze. Show-off how much you know about medical research and have fun learning even more.
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Back to 1747, the Scottish naval surgeon James Lind uncertain about how to treat scurvy, set up an experiment celebrated today as one of the earliest clinical trials. Enjoy the film and discover more about medical research.