About research

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

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    Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS)

    Founded in 1996, the Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS) is a biomedical research centre of excellence that addresses the most common illnesses of our environment. It is a public consortium comprising the Generalitat de Catalunya, the Clínic Barcelona, the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the University of Barcelona and the CSIC Institute of Biomedical Research of Barcelona. IDIBAPS is a CERCA Center.

    About 1,500 professionals are organised in a hundred research groups. The institute carries out translational research, that is, it focuses on ensuring that the questions that arise at the bed of the patient have a response in the laboratory and that the advances made in the laboratory are promptly applied to patients. With over 1,200 articles published annually, it is the main biomedical research centre in Spain.

    The IDIBAPS scientific sketching book explains, through urban natural drawing, the research carried out in the institute. Check it here.

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    Fundació Clínic per a la Recerca Biomèdica (FCRB)

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

    It is also dedicated to attracting resources for research and, through the Aula Clínic and Eixample Clínic platform, to promote and disseminate continuous training in health sciences.