CONSCIOUS II – Autumn Course in Clinical Trials 2024

St. Anne's University Hospital, Brno

September 11+12, 2024


CONSCIOUS II - Autumn Course in Clinical Trials 2024

Registration is open until August 31, 2024

Clinical trials are essential for the development and approval of new drugs, therapies, and medical devices. Despite its importance, the highly regulated and ever-changing environment can be daunting for early-career researchers. The CONSCIOUS II Autumn Course aims to address this by providing comprehensive training for trialists of the 21st century on the following topics. The course will be based on team-based learning, hands-on activities, and extensive and practically oriented discussions.


  • Clinical Trials Designs, Clinical Trials Methodology and Research
  • Trial Management
  • Quality and Regulatory Affairs
  • Pharmacovigilance and Study Medication
  • Pediatric Clinical Trials
  • Leadership for principal invesigators of the 21st century
  • Collaboration with CZECRIN/ECRIN: Opportunities to partner with CZECRIN and ECRIN for support in managing academically initiated clinical studies will be discussed.

The CONSCIOUS II is an educational three-year project, co-funded by the ERASMUS+ programme of the European Union, conducted in a consortium of six European universities. It aims to develop the skills necessary to conduct high-quality academic clinical trials as well as the skills to effectively disseminate the results obtained.


CONSCIOUS II is a project aimed at training postgraduate students and early-career researchers in clinical trials. This is where there is a particular weakness in the educational process. The previous CONSCIOUS project aimed to fill this gap partially; however, this project focused on undergraduate students and a more general perspective. In contrast, postgraduate students and junior researchers have pretty different requirements concerning the need, if not necessity, to plan a clinical trial as part of their own research activity. The CONSCIOUS II project is thus complementary, follow-up, and more in-depth. The project will be implemented from 11/2021 to 10/2024.

The CONSCIOUS II project is supported by ECRIN, an associate partner and reviewer of the prepared materials, and its national nodes. Thus, existing both national and international expertise will be used. This time Masaryk University is the coordinator, and all the universities involved in the preparation of the previous CONSCIOUS project – University of Pécs (Hungary), University College Cork (Ireland), University of Paris (France), Nova University Lisbon (Portugal) – remain partners, and the University of Széged (Hungary) is a new partner.

In the project, e-learning materials will be developed in international collaboration, focusing on practical aspects of planning and organizing clinical trials, complemented by several chapters on interdisciplinary skills.


Join us! Register for the Autumn Course in Clinical Trials using the form in the link below:

Registration form for the Autumn Course in Clinical Trials (