The Health Sciences Research Center (CICS) was created in 2007 to strengthen research within the "Instituto Superior de Ciências da Saúde – Norte (ISCS-N)", through the integration of individual groups which previously developed their research activities inside and outside the ISCS-N. This grouping aimed to favor interactions between researchers from diverse scientific formations and skills, to allow for the emergence of new research projects based on a multidisciplinary approach. Most of CICS researchers came from and continue to collaborate with outstanding national and foreign research institutions.

Mission & Objectives

By creating the CICS, the ISCS-N as a higher education institution believes that teaching is not decoupled from scientific research. Therefore, search for excellence both in education and in research constitutes the main mission of CICS. We believe that this mission can be accomplished through fostering research at highest international level and promoting teaching and learning in real research environment.

Therefore, the main mission of CICS is to foster high quality research and training, in accordance with the mission of the ISCS-N, namely:

  • To develop original research lines;
  • To promote multidisciplinary research involving health professionals of all levels, through a harmonious interaction between basic, translational, and clinical research;
  • To promote the internationalization of research through collaboration with national and foreign institutions;
  • To divulge and to publish the obtained results;
  • To promote appropriate links between teaching and research in order to provide a research-based teaching and learning environment, especially for postgraduate students;
  • To promote the participation of undergraduate and postgraduate students in the ongoing research projects.
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Management

Promotes and fosters the research activities, presides the Directive Board and the Scientific Council, and fulfils their respective decisions

Director

Hassan Bousbaa

Directive Board

Is coordinated by the CICS Director and integrates the Coordinator of each Research Group. The activities are centered on monitoring the ongoing activities, establishing the operating rules, determining the sharing of running expenses and planning the CICS funding

Member

Corsina Velazco Henriques

Member

Elsa Cardoso

Member

Hassan Bousbaa

Member

José Carlos Rocha

Member

Maria Elizabeth Tiritan

Scientific Council

Includes PhD members of the CICS and focuses its activities on the planning, development and evaluation of the research activities.