Clinical trial center

Clinical trial center


Scientific Director

Antonio Esposito


The clinical trial center (CTC) is an institutional organization of the Ospedale San Raffaele to guide investigators, stakeholders and sponsors in performing clinical research under the highest professional standards.


The CTC coordinates the various aspects related to clinical research and clinical trial activities by providing support at each step of the clinical trial, from study design to execution, to final reporting and publication of results. We provide methodological and statistical guidance, regulatory affairs support, executive support, budgeting guidance, and English language support. The CTC works in compliance with the Good Clinical Practices, applicable laws, regulations, and institutional policies, procedures, and protocols.

The CTC cooperates with the national and international agencies involved in the clinical research process.



Among its core activities:

  • Evaluation of the trial design and methodological support for the submission steps
  • Budgeting and evaluation of the costs
  • Regulatory issues
  • Contract agreements
  • Monitoring and auditing activities
  • Data management
  • Outcome analysis and final results