August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS)
The Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute - IDIBAPS) is a center for research of excellence that tackles high-prevalence, high-morbidity and high-mortality diseases. Founded in 1996, it is a public consortium whose members are the Catalan Government, the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, the University of Barcelona’s School of Medicine and the CSIC Biomedical Research Institute in Barcelona.
It represents over 1,000 research professionals organized into around one hundred research groups. Its combination of basic and clinical research allows for a more effective transfer of the scientific advances obtained in the laboratory towards patients. With close to 1,100 articles published each year and an impact factor of over 6,000 points, it is Spain’s principal biomedical research center.
IDIBAPS leads the ranking of ISCIII grants in Catalonia between 2000 – 2012
The Research Observatory of the Institute of Catalan Studies (OR-IEC) published in his blog a report analyzing data from biomedical research projects granted by the Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII) in recent years. The data suggest that Catalonia has a great capacity to raise funds within Spain, and that the IDIBAPS plays a major role in this capacity.
According to the report, between 2000 and 2012, the ISCIII has awarded 9,020 research projects in Spain, 2,890 (32%) of which granted in Catalonia. Major health groups are the leaders of the ranking, with their participation in research institutes and/or foundations. The IDIBAPS – Hospital Clínic tandem was awarded with 671 projects.