Consorci Institut D´investigacions Biomediques August Pi I Sunyer, Fundació Clínic per a la Recerca Biomèdica
Fundació Clínic per a la Recerca Biomèdica (FCRB) was created in 1989 to manage and promote the research activities of Hospital Clínic de Barcelona (HCB), one of the best hospitals in Spain, as can be seen in its statutes. FCRB as well as IDIBAPS are very active in scientific research (e.g., 1,282 indexed original articles in 2018) and facts and figures guarantee its excellence (e.g., mean impact factor of 6.51 in 2018). Both, FCRB and IDIBAPS, also have a strong track record working in European projects and has a dedicated European Projects Office (OPE) and the Knowledge and Technology Transfer Office. The OPE managed 34 projects in FP5 (1 as coordinators), 55 projects in FP6 (11 as coordinators), 130 projects in FP7 (29 as coordinators) and is currently managing 78 projects in H2020 (14 as coordinators).
Role within HIPPOCRATES
IDIBAPS will support tasks of recruitment and follow-up of PsO and PsA patients, including the expertise, space and resources required for skin biopsies and arthroscopy or sonography guided synovial tissue biopsies, as well as the procedures for samples manipulation and proper storage. We will participate in WP1, tasks 1.1 and 1.5; WP2, tasks 2.1, 2.3 and 2.6; WP3, tasks 3.1, 3.4, 3.5 and 3.6. WP4, task 4.4.