IDEAS is a H2020 Marie Sklodowska Curie Action Innovative Training Network for 14 early stage researchers working on statistical methods for early drug development. The network is funded by the European Union and the Swiss Government, and comprises of 8 full partners and 6 associated partners at major European universities, the pharmaceutical industry, and consulting companies. The aim of the workshop is to translate and promote novel methodologies developed by IDEAS. The event is geared towards statisticians and trialists with an interest in novel methods for early phase clinical trials and will therefore be of interest to those working in academia and industry.