Submit case report to EC Research

A case report is a detailed report of the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of an individual patient. Case reports also contain some demographic information about the patient (for example, age, gender, ethnic origin).

As many journals require an EC opinion for case reports, we recommend submitting them to EC Research.

A case report may be submitted directly to EC ( A template ICF can be found here. EC will award an S-number, submission to CTC is not necessary.

ICF template for a case report (new version since May 2021)

In addition to the ICF (without the patient's name), please also provide us with a brief explanation (covering letter) of the case description. The ICF can only be signed by the patient after EC submission and approval. Make sure that you do not provide the name of a patient to EC.

Last edit: 12 January 2023