The IRBLleida, re-accredited as a health research institute by the Carlos III Health Institute

It is one of the 7 accredited centers in Catalonia and the only one outside the Barcelona area

The Biomedical Research Institute of Lleida (IRBLleida) has been re-accredited this April by the Carlos III Health Institute as a health research institute. This certification maintains its excellence in research and proper financing, ensuring the proper use of public and private resources of the center. The Institute will be able to continue accessing different research programs to obtain financing to develop new projects and guarantee the maintenance and improvement of current technical and human resources.

This reaccreditation involves being part of a network of institutes linked to the National Health System and using the accreditation granted as an element of dissemination of their research activities. The first accreditation of the IRBLleida was obtained in 2014. After the expiration of this accreditation period, in July 2018 the renewal of accreditation was requested. A group of auditors from the Carlos III Health Institute conducted the analysis visit on November 27 and 28 and issued their report on December 10. Finally, on April 1, 2019, the Evaluation Committee adopted the agreement to issue a favorable report for the accreditation of IRBLleida.

IRBLleida is the seventh accredited health research center in Catalonia, the only one outside the Barcelona area, and is one of the 31 accredited health research institutes. In Catalonia, the accredited centers are: August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Investigation Institute (IDIBAPS), Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), Vall d'Hebron Research Institute (VHIR), Institut d'Investigació en Ciències de Salut Germans Trias i Pujol (IGTP), Sant Pau Biomedical Research Institute (IIB Sant Pau) and Research Institute of the Hospital del Mar (IMIM). With the accreditation of IRBLleida, Lleida is positioned in the state framework as a pole of health research excellence in translational research, cooperation between clinical research and basic.

The institution

The IRBLleida is a research institute in which the Universitat de Lleida and the Institut Català de la Salut participate. As a mixed body between the University and the health system, IRBLleida is committed to advancing biomedical research as a means to improve the health of the population and facilitate an optimal care activity in situations of illness.

Currently, more than 400 research professionals form the IRBLleida, among which, many who combine research with expert teaching in the degrees of Medicine, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Biomedicine, Human Nutrition and Dietetics and Biotechnology of the UdL, among others, and with healthcare at the Arnau de Vilanova University Hospital, the University Hospital of Santa Maria and in the primary care centers of the Health Region of Lleida.

Text: Communication and Press IRBLleida