Clínic Barcelona

The Ministry relies on innovation to create new structures of cooperative research

The Carlos III Health Institute, a public body under the Ministry of Science and Innovation, has created two new stable cooperative research structures to boost Biobanks and Innovation in Spanish centers. The Hospital participates in these two initiatives, as well as in most of the already operating CIBERs i RETICS.

The RETICS (Cooperative Thematic Networks in Biomedical Research) have an expected duration of 4 years and consist of professionals from different institutions. They aim to promote complementarity of activities, resource sharing and lines of research, development and innovation. The two new structures established this year are the RETICS of Biobanks and the RETICS of Innovation in Medical and Health Technologies.