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Centro Hospitalar São João is a university general Hospital focused on providing the best health care, with high levels of competence and excellence, encouraging training and research, while respecting the principle of humanization for patients and for all professionals.
 
Contact person: Ana Azevedo, MD, PhD
E-mail: centro.investigacao@chsj.min-saude.pt
Phone:  +351 963929150/ Ext: 30228
Center Website:  http://portal-chsj.min-saude.pt/pages/353
 
As a Clinical Research Center (CRC), CHSJ provides the clinical investigators with the necessary infrastructure and services for the support from the concept idea until the efficient conduct of high quality clinical research to perform clinical trials. CHSJ is the appropriate partner to host clinical studies from phase II to IV.
 
The São João Hospital Centre has a structure, the Epidemiologic Center – Research Unit which centralizes all the submission process and provides services as study coordinators/data managers to investigators who request it (approximately 2/3 of all trials in the hospital).
The Research Unit staff organizes the data regarding revenues from commercial sponsors and has records of all specific expenses (direct costs) related with research.
The CHSJ is a public Hospital with a centralized financial management in the Hospital Administration, to support the negotiation and submission of the clinical trials contracts in the hospital.
All the facilities for clinical trials are common to care activities and all ensure equipment specifically allocated for clinical trials (when applicable).
Clinical trial staff: trained on a regular basis in GCP
Training recorded on: CV update
Communication with scientific community: Detailed information in the Institution website/ Mailing list
No certification for the Clinical trial center, the procedures are supported by an Internal rule Manual approved by the administration board.
  • CENTRALIZED SUBMISSION
  • CENTRALIZED IMPLEMENTATION: SET-UP, CONDUCT, COMPLETION/ CLOSE-OUT
  • INVESTIGATIONAL MEDICINAL PRODUCT MANAGEMENT (Pharmacy department);
  • MANAGEMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SAMPLES