Sabine Kläger is the Clinical Operations Manager of the European Clinical Research Network (ECRIN), one of the European Research Infrastructure Consortia (ERIC). Based at the head office in Paris, she is responsible for a portfolio of 40+ multi-national, investigator initiated clinical trials, working with Sponsors and investigators by providing coordinated operational services to their multinational clinical trials across the European participating countries. Most of these projects are being supported by public or public-private European funding schemes (i.e. H2020, IMI).
Before joining ECRIN-ERIC in 2017, she was instrumental as Operations Director for the set-up and development of the NIHR UKCRC accredited Cambridge Clinical Trials Unit (Cambridge UK), a centre of excellence in delivering investigator-initiated clinical trials in any clinical speciality present on the Cambridge Biomedical Research Campus/University of Cambridge. She has an extensive knowledge and understanding of clinical trial operations, management, Sponsor responsibilities, regulations and legislation across Europe.
Dr Kläger obtained her PhD in Parasitology/Biology in 1989 at the University of Tübingen, Germany, and pursued her scientific vocation over 12 years in the UK, starting as post-doctoral fellow at The University of Cambridge, with a key focus on Onchocersiasis and Filariais control, including clinical trials located in countries across Sub-Saharan Africa.