- Promote clinical research according to Good Clinical Practice (ICH-GCP).
- Develop national clinical research network
- Consolidate fundamental and experimental findings by the conduct of clinical research
- Provide access to new and innovative therapeutic approaches through means of a clinical study.
Clinical and Epidemiological Investigation Center (CIEC)
The Clinical and Epidemiological Investigation Center (CIEC) is a shared core resource facility and one of eight Competence Center units at CRP-Santé. The CIEC functions to assist and support clinical research projects in Luxembourg by providing logistical expertise to hospitals and physicians engaged in clinical trials. The CIEC also partners with pharmaceutical industries that are interested in conducting clinical trials in Luxembourg.
Roles of the CIEC include:
- Assistance with developing clinical research projects, per Good Clinical Practice (ICH-GCP) and Quality Assurance guidelines
- Assistance with submission of research projects to the Institutional Review Boards / Independent ethics Committees and/or external regulatory agencies
- Logistical clinical trial support, including protocols and case report forms; insurance issues; data monitoring and collection; publication of results; and more
- Supports patient recruitment into clinical trials and management of patient visits
- Consolidation and analysis of study findings from internal and external research teams
- Organizing training and education for physicians and nurses
- Development of a national clinical research network response team of clinicians
- Ensures respect of patient rights and privacy of patient data
CIEC supports single- and multi-center, national and international clinical trials across a broad range of medical specialties.
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The main objectives of the CIEC are to promote clinical research and to assist and support clinical research projects in Luxembourg. Therefore the CIEC may provide any kind of logistic support to hospitals or physicians interested in clinical trials. The CIEC is also a contact partner for the pharmaceutical industries interested in conducting clinical trials in Luxembourg.
In addition, the CIEC is aiming at developing a national clinical research network including clinicians and physicians in various medical fields in order to react in a timely manner to demands emanating from potential sponsors.
Furthermore the CIEC is an infrastructure intended to prepare and realize, partially or totally, clinical research projects based on patients or healthy volunteers, in the respect of Good Clinical Practice (ICH-GCP) and Quality Assurance. The CIEC is therefore also an opportunity for internal and external research teams to consolidate fundamental and experimental findings by a clinical research study in healthy volunteers or patients. Thus CIEC acts at the interface between fundamental and clinical research, i.e. translational research and helps providing new scientific and medical knowledge.
Finally, the CIEC is striving to ensure respect of patient rights and patient data privacy, while offering the opportunity to access new and innovative therapeutic approaches that wouldn’t be accessible otherwise. The CIEC personnel is trained and dedicated to offer the best patient information and support all along the clinical trial process.
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CIEC is headed by Anna Chioti , MD. Following a private primary care medical practice with specialties in nutrition, wellness, sports medicine, and fertility regulation, Dr. Chioti worked within the pharmaceutical industry, holding positions with Innovex, Merck Sharp & Dohme, and, most recently, AstraZeneca, supporting therapeutic agents within the areas of cardiology, oncology, anesthesia and infectious diseases. As head of the CIEC, Dr. Chioti supports clinical research projects within CRP-Santé through her vast network of partnerships and key players in the scientific community, which include physicians and other healthcare professionals, researchers, hospitals, universities, and the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Chioti ensures availability of clinical expertise for the development of innovative therapeutic and diagnostic procedures, both on national and international levels.
: Creation of the Clinical and Epidemiological Investigation Centre of Luxembourg
Friday 25 September 2009 : Clinical Research Day - First edition – Luxembourg
- Assistance in developing individual clinical research projects
- Submission of research projects to “Comité National d’Ethique de Recherche ”, “Commission Nationale de Protection des Données ” and/or Ministry of Health (* permission to use pending)
- Logistic support for conducting clinical trials including redaction of protocols and case report forms, contracting insurance, elaborating financial conventions, data monitoring and collection, data base set up, statistical analysis, exploitation and publication of results
- Support patient recruitment in trials
- Standard Operating Procedures (SOP): The entire CIEC Team is working according to own CIEC SOP Manual based on ICH – GCP
- Management of patient visits: Individual patient consultations at CIEC (2 fully equipped patient consultation rooms)
- Clinical Trials