The activity of the IPO-Lisboa ensures that each patient meets their needs in health care, according to the best practices in clinical and governance, promote an efficient use of available resources, covering several areas of research, teaching, prevention and continuity of care, as the primacy of the patient.
 
Contact person: Maria Gomes da Silva, MD, PhD
E-mail: gic@ipolisboa.min-saude.pt
Phone:  +351 217 229 892 Ext:1711
Center Website:  http://www.ipolisboa.min-saude.pt/Default.aspx?Tag=DOSSIER&DossierId=326
 
As a Clinical Research Center (CRC), IPO-Lisboa provides clinical investigators with the necessary infrastructure and services for supporting their ideas since the conception until the efficient conduct of high quality clinical research according to ICH-GCP Guidelines.

IPO Lisboa it is a specialized Portuguese cancer institution with a clinical research center devoted to phase II to IV Clinical Trials, investigator-driven studies, medical devices and observational studies.
The Clinical Research Unit (UIC) is a functional unit specifically dedicated to clinical trials organization, with an exclusively and multidisciplinary team that supports clinical trials coordination, quality, financial management and also regulatory affairs.
The main areas of intervention of the UIC in promoting clinical research in IPO Lisboa are:
- support for researchers in the design of clinical research projects in oncology diseases
- coordination of the review process of scientific research projects
- support for researchers in the execution and implementation of projects
The major focus of this clinical research center is to conduct national and international clinical trials for different stakeholders in clinical research (academic and commercial) complying with ICH GCP (Good Clinical Practice Guidelines)
The IPO Lisboa 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
The UIC is localized in the Hospital facilities, with several offices for the clinical research staff and monitorization, the Pharmaceutical department also have a dedicated area.
All the team related to the Clinical trial and UIC department trained on a regular basis in GCP. Detailed information in the institution’s site and internal Mailing list
Clinical Research Unit (UIC) and Pharmaceutical department are Certified according to ISO9001:2008 by IQNET/APCER.
The Quality Management system for Clinical trials is supported by an Internal rule Manual.

- Centralized submission  

- Centralized Implementation: Set-up, Conduct, Completion/ close-out

- Investigational medicinal product management (pharmacy department);

- Management of biological samples

- Project Management

- Monitoring

- Statistics

- Quality Control