ECNP Workshop on Clinical Research Methods

7-9 November 2018, Barcelona, Spain

Good 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 Scientists

The 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.

This is a unique opportunity for junior colleagues to become familiar with the scientific method, the key to good practice. A number of international renowned researchers share their professional experiences with a group of junior colleagues and psychiatry residents at the workshop.

For 2018 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.

View the complete programme here.

Application requirement
To fulfill the ECNP definition of junior scientist.

How to apply
You may apply via the online form by uploading your CV and a short motivation statement.


The deadline for applications is: 15 June 2018
All applicants will be informed about the outcome of the selection before 15 July 2018.

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.

Group picture
Celso Arango and Eduard Vieta
Participants with ECNP experts Celso Arango and Eduard Vieta at the recent ECNP Workshop on Clinical Research Methods that took place in Barcelona 8-10 November 2017

Experiences from the recent workshop:

"Simply inspiring! Meeting people and sharing similar situations keeps you with the strength to continue in clinical research!"
Maria Vallejo Valdivielso, Spain

"Attending the ECNP Clinical Workshop has been a great opportunity to learn about clinical Research and meet other young researchers from Europe".
Blanca Garcia-Delgar, Spain


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