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Safety Information

(Available only to inhouse researchers) 

This page contains the Safety Manuals for all activities at ITQB NOVA and general safety information including working permissions (licenses), safety data sheets, recommendations, emergency/evacuation procedures and floor diagrams, as well as a collection of videos for safety training.


Contact: Helena Matias (


Healthcare COVID-19 

This page contains information and recommendations regarding the COVID19 outbreak. 


Healthcare - Medical Clinics

ITQB NOVA provides Healthcare to all community as General Practice and Occupational Medicine. For any information related with the service contact with Cristina Pinto (ext. 69210) or by e-mail (

General Practice (accessible to everyone at the Institute) functions twice a month - online booking.

Occupational Medicine (accessible to workers and researchers with a contract) functions twice a month - appointments booked by the physician and in accordance with the legislation in force.


Safety and Floor Coordination Committee (SFCC)

The main objective of SFCC is the promotion of safe and healthy working conditions throughout ITQB NOVA; to provide counselling and/or training on demanded subjects, and to assure that all research activities are compliant with legal obligations concerning to Health and Safety at Work, Environmental Protection and Emergency awareness. Any researcher can propose subjects for debate in the regular meetings through the respective Floor Coordinator.


Helena Matias


Margarida Oliveira

Vice Director

Nuno Monteiro (Deputy: Alexandre Maia)

First Floor Coord./Workshops & Maintenance

Fernando Tavares (Deputy: Cristina Afonso)

Second Floor Coordinator

Tiago Cordeiro (Deputy: Ricardo Louro)

Third Floor Coordinator

Abel Oliva (Deputy: Catarina Brito)

Fourth Floor Coordinator

Lígia Martins (Deputy: Vanessa Pereira)

Fifth Floor Coordinator

Nelson Saibo (Deputy: Catarina Pimentel)

Sixth Floor Coordinator

Beatriz Royo (Deputy: Margarida Archer)

Seventh Floor Coordinator

Christopher Maycock (Deputy: Rita Ventura)

Chemistry Building Coordinator

António Cunha (Deputy: João Clemente)

BioProcessing Unit

Cecília Arraiano

Ionizing Radiation Hazards

Mónica Serrano

Biological Hazards

Paula Chicau

Lab Manager

João Carita


Isabel Ribeiro


Safety Committee Meetings

Access minutes (intranet password required)



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