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Our Aims

The hallmarks of the Cardiovascular Research Support Unit (GAIC) are the mainly support and collaboration of research projects and clinical studies in the Department of Heart and Vessels (DHV) of the Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte, EPE (CHULN) and the Centro Cardiovascular da Universidade de Lisboa (CCUL).

GAIC was designed to serve as a platform for cardiovascular (CV) investigators and collaborators within the Faculdade de Medicina, da Universidade de Lisboa (FMUL), and his main objectives include: 

  • Coordinate and implement clinical research projects, guaranteeing a consolidated network in the Cardiovascular area (CV);
  • Identify opportunities for research projects and collaborations at national and international level;
  • Promote the dissemination of scientific activities of DHV;
  • Ensure database and reports management of CV scientific activity;
  • Provide information about programs, training, events and scientific meetings;
  • Improve specialized training for scientists involved in clinical research patient oriented, including Good Clinical Practice certification;
  • Development of guidance documents (procedures / standard operations) for the conduction of researcher according to the Good Clinical Practice; 
  • Provide scientific consultancy in the design, selection of methodology and support in the publication process;
  • Design & Development of GAIC own research projects;
  • Support the training and integration of professional internships in the area of cardiovascular research;
  • Participation in initiatives of dissemination and training.