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CINTESIS - Center for Health Technology and Services Research


R&D Institution

Scientific area(s)

3.2 Clinical medicine

Brief description

Center for Health Technology and Services Research (CINTESIS) is a non-profit research and development unit, recognized and supported by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), with a classification of "Very Good". It is currently hosted by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP), located in the recently inaugurated Medical Research Center (CIM) in Porto, Portugal.Recently, following FCT recommendations, over 100 integrated researchers together with 135 PhD students and 139 collaborator members decided to create a large, multidisciplinary and decentralized, translational research unit: CINTESIS, Center for Research in Health Technologies and Services, which will be in effect in 2015. The new unit resulted mostly from merging 3 existing units, classified as “Very Good” in 2007, i.e. CME - Center of Experimental Morphology, UNIFAI - Unit for Research and Education on Adults and Elders and the former CINTESIS, Center for Research in Health Technologies and Information Systems, it also comprises 50 researchers previously integrated in other R&D units. Altogether, nearly 360 researchers – mostly based in 6 Portuguese higher education institutions, i.e. UPorto, UAveiro, ULisboa, UAlgarve, Polytechnic Institute of Porto (IPP), Nursing School of Porto (ESEP) – are organized into 4 thematic lines, i.e. TL1-Clinical and Health Services Research, TL2-Ageing and Neurosciences Research, TL3-Diagnosis, Disease and Therapeutics Research and TL4-Data and Methods Research, and 16 research groups, addressing various aspects from these 4 main research lines. In addition, many researchers are health professionals working in healthcare institutions (e.g. CH-S. João, IPO-Porto, HCP (CUF-Porto), and CHA-HFaro), which is necessary to implement research projects involving patients.


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Altamiro da Costa Pereira

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    +351 225 513 622

Last edited on

2014-09-22 10:40:38

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