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Next Research

Having conducted research since 2012, CIRSE launched its own contract research organisation (CRO) Next Research in 2021.

For more detailed information on Next Research, please visit our website.


Next Research offers research services tailored to image-guided, minimally-invasive medicine and conducts educational activities.

In terms of research, we provide a link between practitioners and industry to ensure quantitative and qualitative data needs can be identified and addressed.  Next Research conducts data collections that yield real value to practitioners, industry and patients.

Addressing the knowledge and skill gap many young IRs are facing with regards to clinical research is achieved by designing educational programms that equip young talents in IR with the skills, knowledge and tools necessary to become leaders of tomorrow.

Advisory board

The Next Research Advisory Board is comprised of experts from all fields of interventional radiology (e.g., interventional oncology, endovascular therapy and embolotherapy) as well as professionals from other medical specialties.

Together with the CIRSE Research Committee, the Advisory Board supports Next Research in appraising research ideas and driving the preparation of project proposals.

wdt_IDMemberSection of Advisory Board
1Afshin GangiInterventional Oncology
4Philippe L. PereiraInterventional Oncology
7Thierry de BaereInterventional Oncology
10Irene BargelliniInterventional Oncology
13David BreenInterventional Oncology
16Laura CrocettiInterventional Oncology
19Roberto CazzatoInterventional Oncology
22Athanasios DiamantopoulosInterventional Oncology
25Alban DenysInterventional Oncology
28Raphael DuranInterventional Oncology

Research services

The promotion of an evidence based medical culture depends on contributions from quantitative as well as qualitative data collections in order to both generate and test hypotheses. By selecting the most appropriate research methods for any stage of a project, Next Research can provide explanation as well as measurement, and understanding as well as generalisability.

Whether you are exploring trends in clinical practice or are looking to confirm effectiveness in a defined patient group, Next Research is here to help. From small-scale clinical consultations to full-service management of trials we offer a broad range of services, fully customisable to your needs.

We believe in incorporating clinical knowledge and skill from step one. Setting up effective expert group meetings to understand and match the needs of clinicians and manufacturers is our specialty. Once we’ve worked out how your research question is best addressed we will match it with the services and investigator network required.

Quantitative data services

Prospective data collections

  • Investigator initiated research support
  • Protocol design and development
  • Case report form and electronic data capture (EDC) system development
  • Site identification, selection and training
  • Clinical project management
  • Clinical report writing
  • Data collection and validation
  • Data management and statistics
  • Dissemination, publication and promotion services
  • Independent sponsorship
  • Quality system development

Specialised regulatory services (EU)

  • PMCF planning and data collection
  • Clinical Evaluation Report services
  • Data protection compliance services

Systematic literature reviews

Qualitative data services

Market research services

  • Investigator/Focus groups
  • Strategic development and consultation
  • Surveys
  • Structured interviews
  • Feasibility assessments
  • Consensus meetings


1Nathalie KaufmannChief Operating Officer
4Agnes WalkResearch Coordinator
7Bleranda ZekaClinical Research Manager
10Niels de JongClinical Research Manager
13Maria UrdanizClinical Project Manager
16Anna Mareike CouperusJunior Clinical Project Manager
19Anna KafkoulaJunior Clinical Project Manager
22Claire PouletJunior Clinical Project Manager
25Tilmann LangeJunior Clinical Data Manager