About us

The Lleida Biomedical Research Institute’s Dr. Pifarré Foundation (IRBLleida) was set up with the aim of creating synergies between basic, clinical and epidemiological research to improve the daily clinical practice and benefit the entire population.

IRBLleida acts as a cluster of all biomedical research carried out in Lleida and belongs to two players that conduct health research and implement innovation policies:

The IRBLleida is a CERCA centre, a member of the biocluster supported and supervised by the Autonomous Government of Catalonia and it is also accredited as a Centre of Excellence by the Carlos III Health Institute (funded by Spanish Government).  In addition, it interacts in the region with the Institute for Innovation and Research in Sustainability (Inspires), the Technological Centre of Catalonia (EURECAT), the Scientific and Technological Agri-Food Park of Lleida and with Agrotecnio, the Centre for Research in Agriculture, Animal Production And Food Technology of the ETSEA campus of the University of Lleida.


To generate knowledge through excellence, to able to impact the population’s health and quality of life and do so with a strong international commitment and inclusion of the region’s potential.


To be a competitive international leader in research and innovation in health, demonstrating ethical values and driving sustainability, multidisciplinary work and internal and external cooperation.


At IRBLleida we believe that values develop virtues and that deploying them on a daily basis in our environment benefits our environment and society in general. Our expertise focuses on the following values:

The four guiding principles that guide IRBLleida’s strategies and actions are as follows:

  • Sustainability
  • Ethical and social commitment
  • Research through Excellence and innovation
  • A Multidisciplinary and multi-institutional approach

These four guiding principles are summarised by the acronym SEREM, which will accompany the deployment of this strategic plan.

SEREM conveys the principles, values and strategy of IRBLleida and integrates the strategic and operational objectives of the plan.


The Lleida Biomedical Research Institute (IRBLleida) was founded in 2004 with the signing of a cooperation agreement between the Catalan Health Institute (ICS), the Dr Pifarré Foundation and the University of Lleida (UDL). It comprises biomedical research groups from the region of Lleida, more specifically from the UDL and the health system. The groups cover all three aspects of biomedical research: basic, translational and clinical epidemiological research.

Strategic Plan

To learn more about the Strategic Plan 2017-2020 of IRB Lleida, click on the image below:

Annual Reports