At a Glance

The Association for Research and Development of the Faculty of Medicine (AIDFM) is a public benefit association that promotes, since 1995, biomedical research at the Faculty of Medicine of the Lisbon University, Lisbon, Portugal (FMUL). AIDFM offers a broad portfolio of high quality services, ensuring compliance with national and international regulations and contributing to transparency and operational excellence of the research activity. AIDFM participates in many international studies which are reflected in the authorship of many publications in high ranking journals.

The main aim of AIDFM is to study and develop initiatives to promote the link between research activities of the Faculty of Medicine of the Lisbon University and the research community. AIDFM seeks to support the development of education, training and research, and to create infrastructures for medical and technologic support within related areas with potential economic interest and reinforcement to the community.

CETERA is a Portuguese Academic CRO, an autonomous department of the Association for Research and Development of the Faculty of Medicine, founded in 2013 and based at the Lisbon Academic Medical Centre (CAML). A key strength of CETERA is the academic expertise and integrity of its scientific team which lies in a global coverage with different stakeholders. CETERA provides a wide range of services, from scientific consulting and regulatory expertise to the management of national and international clinical research trials. Our full-service CRO is an important partner for Universities, research centers, scientific societies as well as pharmaceutical and medical device industry.

VISION

Our vision is to be a global partner in health research services and a pioneer academic  contract research organization in Portugal specialized in the Cardiovascular Sciences

MISSION

Our mission is to improve both quality and quantity of clinical research by providing excellent research services for industry and investigators.

VALUES

Excellence, Expertise, Experience, Continuous Quality Improvement, Timeliness, Responsiveness, Research Bioethics, Teamwork

CLINICAL RESEARCH NETWORK – COVERAGE AREA

CRO CETERA  is a Portuguese  contract research organization. We know the local investigators and research centers profile  and the local regulatory process. Having a broad network of researchers in more than 10  major cities of the country, we are able to manage multicenter studies. This network makes it possible and facilitates to conduct national research projects.