Mission, Goals and Major Activities

As a Clinical Trial Unit (CTU), NOVA CRU is available to provide support to Investigator initiated clinical trials, according to the International Council for Harmonization-Good Clinical Practice (ICH-GCP) Guidelines.


  • To increase the number of investigator initiated clinical trials in Portugal and Europe
  • To support national Research Teams in the development and implementation of clinical trials
  • To ensure the conduction and delivery of clinical trials with the highest quality standards
  • To assure the quality of data collected in order to achieve a high level of publication rates

NOVA CRU Major Activities
In order to conduct and develop clinical research following high standards of quality, we work directly with Principal Investigators (PI) and their Research Teams. This includes:

  • Clinical Trials
  • Interventional studies with medical devices
  • Other Interventional studies (nutrition, surgery technician, etc)
  • Large and/or international observational studies

NOVA CRU offers several levels of support according to the Research Team’s needs.

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