About research

Biomedical research is one of the fundamental pillars of the Hospital Clínic Barcelona. This research is basically coordinated through two institutions.

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    August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS)

    Founded in 1996, the August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS) is a biomedical research centre of excellence that addresses the most common diseases in our environment. It is a public consortium comprising the Catalan Government (Generalitat de Catalunya), the Hospital Clínic Barcelona, the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Barcelona and the CSIC Institute of Biomedical Research of Barcelona. IDIBAPS is a CERCA Centre.

    About 1,500 professionals are organised into a hundred research groups. The Institute undertakes translational research, i.e., it focuses on ensuring that the questions that arise at the patient’s bedside have a response in the laboratory, and that advances made in the laboratory are promptly applied to patients. With over 1,200 articles published annually, it is the leading biomedical research centre in Spain.

    You can consult the executive summary of the Strategic Plan here

    The IDIBAPS scientific sketch book explains, through drawn illustrations, the research carried out at the institute. View it here.

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    Clínic Foundation for Biomedical Research (FCRB)

    The FCRB is a non-profit foundation set up in 1989 by the Hospital Clínic Barcelona and the University of Barcelona. Its main mission is to provide administrative support to researchers at Hospital Clínic Barcelona in the management, development and justification of their scientific activity.

    It also works to attract resources for research and, through the Aula Clínic and Eixample Clínic platforms, to promote and disseminate continuous training in the health sciences.

    Fundació Clínic per a la Recerca Biomèdica is member of the Red de Entidades Gestoras de Investigación Clínica Hospitalaria y Biosanitaria (REGIC).