Clinical research and clinical trials unit
The main tasks of the Clinical Research and Clinical Trials Unit (for further details see the Offering of Services):
- Collaborate with any Institute researcher who requests assistance in executing research projects either in independent fashion or as a non-profit sponsor. For this purpose, we provide scientific, methodological, ethical, legal, clinical (medical and nursing), and logistical support based on the researcher's identified needs and the resources available within each project.
- Support for-profit research, primarily for clinical trials but also for studies with other design methods. These efforts aim to expedite and facilitate the execution of these studies within our institution and increase the quality of research results in the shortest amount of time possible.
The Clinical Research and Clinical Trials Unit forms part of the Spanish Clinical Research Network (SCReN). The Unit is funded by the Carlos III Health Institute (Strategic Initiatives in Health, 2013-2016), the Nationwide Program for Research into Societal Challenges (under the Nationwide Plan for Scientific and Technological Research and Innovation, 2013–2016). It is a network-based structure that fosters appropriate needs assessment, management of new challenges, proposals for improvements in health strategies, and more optimal use of health-related resources in order to advance science, improve patient health, and better the health system.