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KCE Trials programme: funding opportunities

2016 Call (Commissioned workstream)

The 2016 commissioned workstream from the KCE Trials programme commissions clinical trials that address specific topics or themes, as identified by the panels and prioritisation group during a selection process.

There are no commissioning briefs currently open for submission.
Commissioning briefs from the 2016 call (closed for submission) are listed below. 

ID Topic Deadline Commissioning Brief
CB-1601 Dietary intervention for newly diagnosed irritable bowel syndrome Closed Commissioning brief (PDF)
CB-1602 Biologicals for early untreated rheumatoid arthritis Closed Commissioning brief (PDF)
CB-1603 Step down approach for inhaled corticosteroids in COPD On hold On hold
CB-1604 Optimal nutritional supplement strategy for patients with deficiencies after bariatric surgery Closed Commissioning brief (PDF)
CB-1605 Optimal duration of anti-PD1 therapy in patients with advanced melanoma Closed Commissioning brief (PDF)
CB-1606 Individualised replacement therapy for haemophilia patients Closed Commissioning brief (PDF)
CB-1607 Deep brain stimulation versus levodopa pump in Parkinson’s disease Closed Commissioning brief (PDF)
Azithromycin in children with chronic respiratory symptoms Closed Commissioning brief (PDF)
Treatment of nocturia Closed Commissioning brief (PDF)
Combined online and face-to-face treatment for depression Closed Commissioning brief (PDF)
Evidence-based laboratory test order sets in first line care Closed Commissioning brief (PDF)
Prevention of pressure ulcers using multilayer foam dressings Closed Commissioning brief (PDF)























Last updated: December 13th 2016

FAMHP statement on the non-commercial status of trials funded under the KCE Trials programme (2004 law), to be added to submission to FAMHP where applicable

MRC/DH/MHRA Joint Project - Risk-adapted Approaches to the Management of Clinical Trials of Investigational Medicinal Products

This UK report on risk adaptive approaches to the management of clinical trials of investigational medicinal products may provide practical ideas as to how pragmatic approaches can be implemented in studies. It complements existing waivers that exist for non-commercial trials.

Please note that KCE shall remain entitled at all times to postpone, suspend and/or withdraw any research call (even during the negotiation of the research agreement) upon its own discretion and that KCE shall under no circumstances be obliged to select any pending Full Research Proposal (FRP) or enter into a research agreement after FRP selection. Candidate sponsors can withdraw their submission at any time before signature of the research agreement.

2016 International workstream

KCE Trials does not only cover clinical trials that are commissioned by KCE. In addition, KCE Trials intends to provide financial support for the participation of Belgian centres to certain international clinical trials that complement KCE’s mission statement. In such cases, KCE’s role will mainly be to assist the (international) study sponsor with the coordination of the participation of certain Belgian centres through a Belgian coordinating centre (BCC) and to fund well-specified BCC activities that are not covered by other funding.

In this context, KCE intends to provide selected additional funding for the following studies, which already received funding from ZonMw in the Netherlands.

ID Topic Info Investigator - Sponsor
KCE-16013 BeNeDuctus Trial - multi-centre, randomized non-inferiority trial of early treatment versus expectative management of patent ductus arteriosus in preterm infants More info on this trial Dr Willem Deboode (Radboud umc Amalia Children’s Hospital)  willem.deboode”at”
KCE-16014 T4Life Trial - Levothyroxine for euthyroid women with recurrent miscarriage and positive TPO antibodies: a randomized controlled trial More info on this trial Dr Mariëtte Goddijn (AMC Amsterdam) M.Goddijn”at”amc.uva.nl
KCE-16015 Reducing vincristine-induced peripheral neuropathy in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia by one-hour infusions instead of bolus injections More info on this trial Dr Marleen van den Berg (VUmc Amsterdam) mh.vandenberg”at”


For each of the three studies, a BCC has been identified by the Sponsor and contact negations have started. On October 12th, 2016, the first contract for Belgian participation to a ZonMw study was signed for the study on reducing vincristine-induced peripheral neuropathy in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. 

ContactKCE Trials
Phone : +32 (0)2 287 33 88
Email : trials@kce.fgov.be
published on 07-06-2016