Training and supporting materials are available from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) on how to use the Clinical Trials Information System (CTIS). EMA’s training resources are tailored for clinical trial sponsors and staff of the European Union (EU) Member States, European Commission and other organisations who are using the system. 

Online modular training programme

Online training modules cover the various stages of a clinical trial as well as the preparatory steps needed to use CTIS, such as user registration, are available on EMA’s website.

Supporting materials

Supporting materials for regulatory authorities and clinical trial sponsors and other organisations involved in running clinical trials are available on EMA’s website. They include:

  • reference materials for sponsors and regulatory authorities to help them set up their business processes in the system as well as practical guidance on how to work in CTIS;
  • a handbook for clinical trial sponsors on how to use CTIS.


Guidance and Q&As
Find questions and answers on how to use CTIS.
User support service
If you cannot find an answer to your question in the guidance and Q&As, please contact the User support service.
Website outages and system releases
See when this website and CTIS will be unavailable due to maintenance and upgrades, as well as an overview of system releases.