This agreement means that, when they arrive to IDIBAPS, foreign researchers can enjoy support services such as:
- Assistance in finding housing suitable to their needs.
- Help in the search for a public or concerted school for their children in the neighborhood they have chosen to live in. At school children will receive a special course to learn Catalan and get used to the new educational system.
- Finding different professional profiles which may be needed when arriving: cleaning, insurance, lawyers, security, documentation, etc..
- Introduction to the cultural life of the city through the BCU Agenda and attending concerts and other entertainments.
The BCU also provides services for those attending conferences held in Barcelona, such as "low cost" housing for fellows, doctoral students or teachers who want to attend a conference to be held in the city.