Information for Sponsors


The objective of EC Trial Finder is to help drive trial recruitment by easily matching patients to early-phase clinical trials within the ECMC network by providing clinical staff with access to an accurate, searchable, up-to-date information on actively recruiting trials.


Who has access to EC Trial Finder?

Access to EC Trial Finder is controlled and restricted to NHS staff responsible for matching patients to suitable clinical trials. EC Trial Finder is not for patient or public audience.


What trials are included in EC Trial Finder?
  • Trials open and in set up in the ECMC network
  • Adult, TYA and paediatric trials
  • Phase 0, I, I/II, non-randomised and randomised phase II oncology trials
  • Early experimental trials including imaging trials that involve prognostic biomarkers and chemoprevention trials


Benefits of including your trial on EC Trial Finder
  • Visibility of your sponsored trial information across the clinical network
  • Increased opportunity for
    • Patient referrals
    • Enhancing patient recruitment volumes
    • Improving patient recruitment timelines
    • Improving patient referrals and recruitment for trials that can be difficult to recruit to, i.e. stratified trials with low patient populations


What is different about EC Trial Finder?

Built and tested by the ECMC network, EC Trial Finder stays up-to-date and accurate. Monthly trial information updates are submitted directly by the local EC Trial Finder coordinator at each NHS site.

The search and filtering functionality is custom designed allowing  suitable trials to be quickly identified e.g. age, location, molecular stratification and treatment type. The tool includes up-to-date contact details of the recruiting site, enabling users to quickly contact the site to determine whether their patients may be eligible and find out slot availability.


How to include your trial on EC Trial Finder

We have created a blanket approval process, which means all current and future ECMC oncology trials are included in EC Trial Finder without needing a separate notification letter.

Please get in touch by emailing to request a Sponsor Blanket Approval form.


What trial information is included?

Basic trial information is pulled into the tool and updated by the local EC Trial Finder coordinator at each NHS site. It includes high-level trial information and does not include any patient or confidential information.


Please see the FAQs for further information.