ECNP Workshop on Clinical Research Methods

3-5 November 2021, Barcelona, Spain

ECNP Workshop on Clinical Research Methods

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.

ECNP is extremely interested in promoting research skills in early career scientists, including clinicians. Early career clinician members of ECNP 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 therefore decided to start the ECNP Workshop on Clinical Research Methods to fill this gap.

ECNP Workshop on Clinical Research Methods
The ECNP Workshop on Clinical Research Methods aims at introducing early career 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.
It is a unique opportunity for early career colleagues to become familiar with the scientific method, the key to good practice. A number of international renowned researchers share their professional experiences to this end. The maximum number of participants is 50. The Workshop takes place in Barcelona, Spain. ECNP is monitoring the Covid-19 situation regularly and is preparing for all contingencies, including, if needed, going virtual. 

The 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 detailed programme here:

ECNP programme

It is no longer possible to apply (deadline was 1 July 2021).
During the application process, applicants were asked to upload the following: 

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of your passport/identity card

All documents need to be in English.

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.

ECNP Workshop Barcelona 2019   ECNP Workshop Barcelona group picture   ECNP Barcelona 2019

Participants with ECNP experts Celso Arango and Eduard Vieta at the recent ECNP Workshop on Clinical Research Methods that took place in Barcelona 6-8 November 2019. The 2020 ECNP Workshop was held virtually.

Experiences from previous workshops

"I liked that the speakers gave their genuine opinions about the research world and some insider information from their positions as leaders in their fields. These are not things one can learn from a written source."

"I really enjoyed the workshop and thought all the lecturers were amazing at delivering their presentations."

“The themes of the presentations were very useful for my research work and teaching experience.”

"I have been raving about the workshop to colleagues and friends since getting back!" 

Previous workshops

Visit our history page for more info about our past ECNP Workshops.

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