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NOVA Clinical Research Unit

Novaclinical Research Units

NOVA-CRU is the clinical research management unit of NOVA University Lisbon, established as a joint venture between the NOVA Medical School|Faculdade de Ciências Médicas and the NOVA Information and Management School. The mission of NOVA-CRU is to facilitate the execution of independent clinical studies in accordance with good clinical practices, fostering the development of an infrastructure to support researchers in conducting clinical trials. This effort contributes to the generation of relevant evidence with a tangible impact on clinical practice.

With expertise in areas such as clinical research protocol development, submission of clinical trials to authorities, monitoring and management, data analysis, and the construction of software tailored to the specifics of clinical research, NOVA-CRU offers a range of capabilities and experience to the academic, medical, and pharmaceutical communities.

NOVA-CRU operates in four key areas:

Clinical research management: Includes the initial approval phase with authorities, implementation and monitoring, and overall management of clinical studies.

Coordination of studies in healthcare units: Involves coordinating research teams in various healthcare institutions.

Data management and statistics: Focuses on the effective handling and analysis of clinical research data.

Training: Provides training initiatives to enhance expertise in clinical research.

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Currently, NOVA-CRU collaborates on 45 clinical studies, with 22 being clinical trials, establishing protocols and connections with over 10 international academic institutions. Nationally, the unit manages over 30 research teams across more than 20 hospitals, spanning not only the mainland but also the Azores and Madeira.

In terms of Study Coordination, NOVA-CRU has been overseeing Clinical Research Management at the Lisboa Ocidental Hospital Center since 2016. The Coordinating Team supports over 300 clinical studies, involving more than 2,000 patients. In this area, NOVA-CRU is actively cultivating new collaborations with other hospital units.

As a member of the Portuguese Clinical Research Infrastructure Network (PtCRIN), NOVA-CRU enhances its international connections through the European Clinical Research Infrastructure

Network (ECRIN). This underscores NOVA-CRU's commitment to advancing clinical research and fostering global collaborations.