Clinical Trials Network

European Clinical Research Network

We will develop a network to reduce barriers to running clinical trials in autism


Our network will connect individuals at over 120 sites across 37 countries in Europe. It is called the Clinical Trials Network.

Benefits for sites: Involvement in multi-centre studies through a single point of contact

Benefits for clinicians and researchers: Access to training and education around autism and clinical trials that will enhance services that families receive in their local centres.

Benefits for autistic people and their families. Participation in therapy studies at their local centres that are part of large-size, collaborative clinical science efforts. The network aims to demonstrate that personalised medicine approaches can improve wellbeing for autistic people who require medication. 

To find out more about the network, contact Alexandra Lautarescu, King’s College London.


Developing a clinical infrastructure  

The AIMS-2-TRIALS Clinical Network builds on the infrastructure that was developed by the previous project EU-AIMS. The Network now spans 37 countries. It will conduct safe and high-quality trials of emerging therapies to support autistic people who may benefit from medical and other therapies.

To develop a high-quality Clinical Trials Network, AIMS-2-TRIALS will:

(1) Facilitate involvement in clinical trials and collaborative European-wide research projects:

(2) Improve opportunities for networking and training:

  • Develop a network of early-career researchers – over 120 scientists have already joined our network – and support training opportunities, internships and lab exchanges
  • Organise webinars and satellite meetings at conferences to facilitate collaboration and generate networking opportunities

(3) Enhance communication and dissemination:

  • Disseminate press releases of the latest developments within AIMS-2-TRIALS, new publications and project outreach activities

To join the AIMS-2-TRIALS Clinical Trials Network, or learn more about our early career researcher network, please contact Alexandra Lautarescu.


 Lead: Tony Charman,
King’s College London


 Lead: Lorraine Murtagh,

Albanian Children’s Foundation

Medical University Vienna (Dept of Paediatrics)

University Clinic in Vienna (Dept of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)

Ghent University (Dept Clinical & Health Psychology)

Universitaire Kinder-en Jeugdpsychiatrie

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Expertise Centre Autism

Clinical Centre University of Sarajevo Paediatric Hospital (Child Neurology)

St. Nicholas University Hospital Alexandrovska (Clinic of Child Psychiatry)

University Hospital St. Marina (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)

Rehabilitation Centre (Faculty of Education & Rehabilitation Sciences)

2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University & Motol University Hospital (Dept of Paediatric Psychiatry)

University Hospital Brno (Dept of Paediatric Neurology)

Aalborg University Hospital (Research Unit for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)

University Southern Denmark, Mental Health Hospital & University Clinic (Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Dept)

University of Copenhagen, Mental Health Centre for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Aarhus University Hospital Centre for Psychiatric Research

Tallinn Children’s Hospital

University and University Hospital of Oulu (Child Psychiatry Dept)

University of Eastern Finland

University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Central Hospital (Dept of Neuropsychiatry)

University Tampere (Dept Psychology)

Turku University (Child Psychiatry Dept)

Université Toulouse II - Le Mirail (Dept Psychopathology)

La Salpêtrière Hospital

Neurosciences Cognitives

University Hospital Tours France, INSERM

Klinik fur Kinder-/Jugendpsychiatrie und -psychotherapie

LVR-Klinik Bonn (Dept Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)

Central Institute for Mental Health

University of Ulm

University of Marburg (Dept Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)

KBO-Klinikum Taufkirchen

KBO-Heckscher-Klinikum, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Hospital

KBO - Kinderzentrum Munchen

KBO Isar Amper Klinikum, Munich East

University Hospital Frankfurt

Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg (Dept of Psychology)

University of Athens, Attiko General Hospital (2nd Dept Psychiatry)

ELTE University (Faculty of Special Education)

Autism Foundation (Autizmus)

State Diagnostic and Counselling Centre

Trinity Centre for Health Sciences (Dept Psychiatry)

Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem (Dept Psychology)

Hadassah-Hebrew Univ. Hospitals (Neuro-Cognitive Centre)

The Weinberg Child Developmental Center at Sheba Medical Center

University Pisa, IRCCS Stella Maris

Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma

Unit of Child Neurology and Psychiatry, University of Messina

University of Cagliari / Cagliari University Hospital

IRCSS Children's Hospital Bambino Gesu

University Hospital of Siena

Fondation Autisme Luxembourg

University Children's Hospital

Mater Dei Hospital (Dept Paediatrics)

Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre & Karakter Child & Adolescent Psychiatry University Centre

University Medical Centre Utrecht (Dept of Psychiatry)

Accare University Centre for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Oslo University Hospital

Akershus University Hospital

University of Warsaw

Centre for Biodiversity, Functional and Integrative Genomics & Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência

University of Coimbra

Victor Babes National Institute

“Alexandru Obregia” Clinical Hospital of Psychiatry

Institute of Mental Health

Bratislava LFUK a DFNsP

Institute of ASD

INFOAUTISMO - University of Salamanca

Institute of Rare Diseases Research

Hospital Clinic de Barcelona

Policlinica Gipuzkoa, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Unit

CIBERSAM Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón

University of Serville

Hospital Sant Joan de Deu (Unit for Autism Spectrum Disorder) University Hospital Mutua de Terrassa (Child and Adolescent Unit)

Gothenburg University (Dept Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)

Karolinska Institute, Institute for Women's and Children's Health, KIND

University of Zurich

Gazi Universitesi

Meram Faculty of Medicine

University of Cambridge (Autism Research Centre)

University of Cardiff

University of Edinburgh

King’s College London, IoPPN

University College London

St Thomas' Hospital

University of Manchester

University of Newcastle (incl: Sir James Spence Institute, Royal Victoria Infirmary and Complex Neurodevelopmental Disorders Service)

Ukrainian Research Institute of Social & Forensic Psychiatry & Drug Abuse

Department of Psychiatry. CIBERSAM, Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron, Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus

Ben Gurion University

Centre Ressources Autisme - Aquitaine

CHU University Hospital Center

University Hospital Cologne

University of Glasgow

Universitätsmedizin Göttingen

University of Groningen

University of Versailles

University of Leuven

Klinik und Poliklinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie – TU Munich

Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry

University of Nantes

Centre Hospitalier Sainte Anne

CNRS PARIS 7 UMR3571 Department of Neuroscience, Center of Bioinformatics, Biostatistics and integrative Biology


IRCSS Fondazione Mondino

University Hospital Reims

University of Seville

University Hospital Strasbourg and Centre Ressources Autisme - Alsace

University of Turin