The Centre Hospitalier Intercommunal de Créteil (CHIC) has the particularity to be a regional hospital with a strong link to the university especially for department committed to CF. Indeed Paediatric, Pulmonary and Ear- Nose-Throat departments are all headed by academics with strong involvement in basic and clinical research.
The CHIC hosts a Clinical Research Centre (CRC), certified in 2012 by the General Directorate of Care Supply. The CHIC clinical research centre (CRC) coordinates research and analysis of patient data. Research staff in charge of data collection and entry are assigned to the CRC. A clinical research associate is responsible for collecting clinical data. The pre-analytical processing and storage of biological samples are managed by a Biological Resource Center (CRB).