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We promote innovation, competitiveness, and quality in investigator initiated clinical trials (IICT) in Portugal.

PtCRIN is an infrastructure dedicated to the promotion of national and international cooperation’s in clinical research; increasing research quality and therapeutic innovation for the benefit of patients, citizens and health care systems.

The general aims of PtCRIN are the implementation, and organization of a national infrastructure for Clinical Trial Units and capacitation of Clinical Research Centers and Academic Medical Centers following international standards in the development of investigator initiated clinical trials (IICT) in Portugal.  

Specific objectives:
  • Strengthen PtCRIN as a solid infrastructure and national hub for clinical research for the promotion of Good Clinical Practices (GCP) in clinical trials.
  • Promote more efficient implementation of clinical trials by the Clinical Research Centers.
  • Help define the requirements to implement Quality Management Systems in clinical research compliant with ICH-GCP and the national legislation.
  • Develop and organize a national network of Clinical Trial Units/Data Centers of high quality as providers of national and international services in the clinical research field.
  • Increase national and international funds for clinical research and for PtCRIN.