VHIO’s Scientific Coordination Area has consolidated itself as a Unit to support VHIO’s Direction, Management, and research groups for the development of research proposals and programs, monitoring and follow up. We also provide support to our various Task Forces, that strengthen and promote multidisciplinary connectivity and spur joint research programs with other oncology teams at the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital, Vall d'Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus.
Our managerial responsibilities include both financial and scientific support, as well as the implementation of institutional actions to various areas including education, ethics & regulatory issues, scientific dissemination, consortia and coordinated research. These cover competitive grant application processes, dissemination of national and international funding opportunities for our researchers, assessment of the preparation and writing of competitive project proposals, as well as the monitoring and coordination of awarded research projects.
We aim to optimize opportunities for the internationalization of groups through a personalized plan for VHIO groups, centralize ideas from taskforces and match selected research priorities with competitive calls, as well as support highly innovative technological project proposals to increase VHIO’s success rate in terms of Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), and H2020 and Horizon Europe framework approved projects as coordinators and partners through the proactive search and evaluation of opportunities, as well as potentiate our area’s organizational structure and optimize our project management processes.
Our academic Contract Research Organization (CRO) has extensive experience in conducting sponsored trials and investigator-initiated trials. The CRO offers a complete package of start-to-end management services required to perform clinical trials and studies. Thanks to our multidisciplinary team, we can operate as a full service CRO in clinical studies from phase I to IV studies. We also offer guidance to all researchers and sponsors on how to achieve the best experimental design and logistical advice in order to maximize their resources. With a team of 6 professionals, our CRO provides medical writing support, full regulatory activities, monitoring, project management, e-CRF creation, statistics, drug management, insurance management, and pharmacovigilance activities. We seek to expand the our Unit’s structure with a clinical project manager and a CRA to be able to even more effectively manage current and future clinical trials, optimize CRO digital tools to allow for working remotely, as well as continue to bring out the best in each team member to enhance our newly created Facility.