CORC is a certified ISO 9001 Reading Centre that focus its activities in grading fundus images and OCT images of the retina, as well as functional evaluations of the retina using mfERG. It serves as Reading Centre for a series of clinical trials, mainly in Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) and Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD).

CORC is staffed by a Director, a Management Team involving Project Managers, Grading Supervisors and Administrative Coordinator, a Grading Team of 25 graders (15 medical, 4 orthoptists and 6 technical graders) and a Secretariat Team.

CORC has a secure custom-designed web based tool to transmit images between Clinical Sites and CORC.
For grading, CORC uses licensed software from the equipment suppliers. For research, CORC has novel in-house developed software to quantify neovascularization and leakage, assess microaneurysms in DR, classify and quantify AMD lesions and perform segmentation of the retinal layers and quantify cysts on OCT.

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CORC working time is Monday to Friday 9:00am-1:00pm and 2:30pm-5:30pm GMT/WET, except for national holidays.
National holidays: January 01; Good Friday holiday; Easter holiday; April 25; May 01; ‘Corpo de Deus’ national holiday; June 10; July 4; August 15; October 05;November 01; December 01; December 08; and December 25.
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