Consorci Institut D'Investigacions Biomediques August Pi I Sunyer (IDIBAPS)

The Consorci Institut D'Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS) is a public research centre dedicated to translational research in the field of biomedicine. Its mission is to integrate state of the art basic research and quality clinical research. Founded in 1996, IDIBAPS is formed by the Catalan Ministry of Economy and Knowledge (DEC), the University of Barcelona's Faculty of Medicine (UB), the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona (HCB) and the Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques de Barcelona of the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (IIBB-CSIC). As such HCPB can be considered a third party of IDIBAPS. The institution is very active in scientific research. The number of publications has shown a constant growth. In 2012 there were 1.026 original publications in high impact factor scientific magazines, many of which were collaborative studies in which different institutional teams joined their investigative efforts. The global impact factor for the journals where the abovementioned articles appeared was 5,334 IF points, showing a yearly progression of 13.24%. Of these publications, close to 60% are in the first quartile of impact in their field.

IDIBAPS has a strong track record working in European projects and has a dedicated European Projects Office. This office managed 29 projects in FP5 (one as coordinators), 42 projects in FP6 (eleven as coordinators) and 101 projects in FP7 (twenty-nine as coordinators).

HCPB is a university tertiary hospital that employs about 4,000 professionals with a long reputation of excellence in care provision, training and research at national and international level. HCPB has been consolidating a dual model, both as a Community Hospital, serving the population in the area of reference and as a Tertiary Hi-tech centre developing leading-edge research in several lines at national and international levels. During the last decade, HCPB has developed an ambitious program for chronic patient management promoting both care coordination and use of ICT to support integrated care services in the entire area of 540,000 inhabitants. Besides, the institution is leading different EU projects involving Systems Biology approaches and deployment of ICT for health.