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SCReN: Support for multicentre clinical trials

SCReN is a Platform that groups together 29 Clinical Research and Clinical Trial Units (UICECs) from 11 autonomous communities. It is a non-profit association, interwoven in a scientific community, in which decisions about medical practice are made, based on evidence obtained from quality clinical research.

The objectives of this program are to achieve an advanced level of technical competence of the processes related to the development and management of clinical research, ensuring compliance with legal requirements and competence of the researchers involved in the platform's studies on methodological aspects and GCPs, etc.

To achieve this objective SCRen collaborates with researchers, cooperative groups and Research Institutes, etc. to conduct independent and multicentre clinical trials and studies. This collaboration includes networking and providing direct advice to help with the management and coordination of national or European (ECRIN) studies.

For this purpose, the SCRen Platform links various internal Programs:

  • REGULATION AND MONITORING PROGRAM (MRP)
  • PHARMACOVIGILANCE PROGRAM (PVP)
  • METHODOLOGY, BIOSTATISTICS AND DATA MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (MBDMP)
  • COORDINATION AND TRAINING PROGRAM (PCYF)

SCRen channels the flow of knowledge and homogenizes the work process in the associated sites and thus increases competitiveness and promotes the integration of Spanish research throughout Europe.

Origin of SCReN

SCRen originated from the ACCIÓN ESTRATÉGICA EN SALUD 2013-2017, whose purpose is: to finance collaborative stable network structures in cross-sectional, specific, subject areas. This has been the basis for creating Platforms to support research in science and health technologies, especially a platform that is geared specifically to the promotion of clinical trials.

Governing bodies of SCReN

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  • Governing Commission
  • Executive Committee
  • Functions

    The Governing Commission is the highest governing body and is formed by all the heads of the units, and chaired by the General Coordinator.

    • It evaluates and approves the strategies and action plans of the SCRen platform.
    • It meets at least once a year.
    Members
    Head of Clinical Research and Clinical Trial Units (UICEC) Applicant Centre Acting Centre
    Abad Santos, Francisco Fundacion Investigacion Biomedicahospital De La Princesa Hospital De La Princesa
    Aizpuru Barandiaran, Felipe Fundacion Vasca De Innovacion E Investigacion Sanitarias Hospital De Txagorritxu
    Antonijoan Arbos, Rosa Maria Iib‐Sant Pau. Instituto De Investigacion Hospital Santa Cruz Y San Pablo Hospital De La Santa Cruz Y San Pablo
    Arrizabalaga Aguirreazaldegui, Julio Asociacion Instituto Biodonostia Instituto De Investigacion Sanitaria Biodonostia
    Avendaño Sola, Cristina Fundacion Investigacion Biomedica Hospital Puerta De Hierro Hospital Puerta De Hierro
    Ayuso Garcia, Carmen Instituto De Investigacion Sanitaria Fundacion Jimenez Diaz Instituto De Investigacion Sanitaria Fundacion Jimenez Diaz
    Azanza Perea, Jose Ramon Universidad De Navarra Clinica Universitaria De Navarra
    Calvo Rojas, Gonzalo Fundacion Privada Clinic Hospital Clinico Y Provincial De Barcelona
    Castell Ripoll, Jose Vicente Fundacion Para La Investigacion Del Hospital La Fe Instituto De Investigacion Sanitaria Hospital La Fe
    Cervantes Ruiperez, Andres Fundacion Hospital Clinico Universitario De Valencia Instituto De Investigacion Sanitaria Incliva
    Davila Gonzalez, Ignacio
    Jesus
    Fundacion Instituto De Estudios De
    Ciencias De La Salud De Castilla Y Leon
    Instituto De Investigacion
    Biomedica De Salamanca
    (Ibsal)
    De La Cruz Arguedas, Maria Fundacion Investigacion Biomedica Hospital Gregorio Marañon Instituto De Investigacion Sanitaria Gregorio Marañon
    Farre Albadalejo, Magin Fundacion Instituto Inv Germans Trias I
    Pujol
    Fundacion Instituto Inv
    Germans Trias I Pujol
    Frias Iniesta, Jesus Fundacion Investigacion Biomedica Hospital La Paz Instituto De Investigacion Hospital Universitario La Paz
    Fuentes Camps, Inmaculada Fundacion Instituto De Investigacion
    Valle De Hebron
    Instituto De Investigacion
    Hospital Universitario Valle
    De Hebron
    Galvez Mugica, Maria Angeles Fundacion Investigacion Biomedica Hospital Ramon Y Cajal Hospital Ramon Y Cajal
    Gomez De La Camara,
    Agustin
    Fundacion Investigacion Biomedica Hospital 12 De Octubre Instituto De Investigacion Hospital 12 De Octubre
    Llerena Ruiz, Adrian Fundacion Para La Formacion Y La Investigacion De Los Profesionales De La Salud (Fundesalud) Centro De Investigacion Clinica Del Area De Badajoz
    Lopez Lopez, Rafael Fundacion Ramon Dominguez Instituto De Investigacion Sanitaria De Santiago De Compostela
    Lucena Gonzalez, Maria Isabel Fundacion Para La Investigacion De Malaga En Biomedicina Y Salud (Fimabis) Fundacion Para La Investigacion De Malaga En Biomedicina Y Salud (Fimabis)
    Morros Pedros, Rosa Idiap Jordi Gol Idiap Jordi Gol
    Pacheco Rodriguez, Esther Fundacion Investigacion Biomedica De Cordoba (Fibico) Instituto Maimonides De Investigacion Biomedica De Cordoba (Imibic)
    Pachon Diaz, Jeronimo Fundacion Publica Andaluza Para La Gestion De La Investigacion En Salud En Sevilla Hospital Virgen Del Rocio
    Peralta Fernandez, Francisco Galo Fundacion Instituto De Investigacion Marques De Valdecilla (Idival) Hospital Marques De Valdecilla
    Pijoan Zubizarreta, Jose Ignacio Asociacion Instituto De Investigacion
    Sanitaria Biocruces
    Biocruces
    Portoles Perez, Antonio Fundacion Investigacion Biomedica
    Hospital Clinico San Carlos
    Instituto De Investigacion Sanitaria Del Hospital Clinico
    San Carlos (Idissc)
    Sanchez Perez, Jesus Fundacion Para La Formacion E
    Investigacion Sanitarias De La Region De
    Murcia (Ffis)
    Hospital Virgen De La Arrixaca
    Vallano Ferraz, Antonio Fundacion Idibell Instituto De Investigacion Biomedica De Bellvitge (Idibell)
    Vazquez Rodriguez, Jose Manuel Fundacion Profesor Novoa Santos Instituto De Investigacion Biomedica De A Coruña (Inibic)
  • Functions
    • To make decisions following the defined strategy and plans.
    • To elaborate the platform's strategic plan and propose measures to carry it forward, using specific work plans.
    • To track the processes, reports, quality and objectives, and prepare the action plans.
    • To evaluate the quality and feasibility of the proposed studies and the possibility of platform's global engagement.
    Members
    • Dr. Emilio Vargas: General Coordinator and Monitoring and Regulating Program Coordinator (Fundación Investigación Biomédica Hospital Clínico San Carlos)
    • Dr. Antonio Portolés: Sub-Coordinator (Fundación Investigación Biomédica Hospital Clínico San Carlos)
    • Dra. Mª Ángeles Gálvez: Training Manager (Fundación Investigación Biomédica Hospital Ramón y Cajal)
    • Dra. Cristina Avendaño Solá: Monitoring and Regulating Program Sub-Coordinator (Fundación Investigación Biomédica Hospital Puerta de Hierro)
    • Dr. Gonzalo Calvo: Monitoring and Regulating Program Sub-Coordinator (Fundació Privada Clínic de Barcelona)
    • Dr. Ferrán Torres: Methodology, Biostatistics and Data Management Program Sub-Coordinator (Fundació Privada Clínic de Barcelona)
    • Dr. Agustín Gómez de la Cámara: Methodology, Biostatistics and Data Management Program Sub-Coordinator (Fundación Investigación Biomédica Hospital  12 Octubre)
    • Dr. Antonio Valladano Ferraz: Pharmacovigilance Program Coordinator (Fundación IdIBELL)
    • Dra. Clara Rosso: Pharmacovigilance Program Sub-Coordinator (Fundación Pública Andaluza para la Gestión de la Investigación en Salud en Sevilla)

SCReN centres

29 support units to conduct research (UICECs) integrated into the NHS care centres distributed in 11 autonomous communities.

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