|The Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP) is a public research centre in the Autonomous region of Catalonia in Northern Spain dedicated to increasing scientific knowledge and transferring it to improve the care and lives of patients. The institute is
attached to one of the large teaching hospitals in the Barcelona area; the Germans Trias University Hospital (HUGTP), which belongs to the Institut Català de Salut (ICS), and is located on the biomedical campus that surrounds it, Campus Can Ruti. It is a CERCA centre; a member of the bio-cluster supported and supervised by the Autonomous Catalonian Government. It is also accredited as a Centre of Excellence by the Instituto de Salud Carlos III (Spanish Government) and in this capacity acts as an umbrella organization for scientific research on the campus, where it works closely with the other centres located there and sharing core facilities.
The Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute carries out research within 9 areas: Science of Behaviour and Substance Abuse, Immunology and Inflammation, Cardiovascular and Respiratory Diseases, Infectious Diseases, Endocrine and Diseases
of the Metabolism, Bones and Kidneys, Diseases of the Liver and Digestive Tract, Cancer, Neuroscience and Community Health. Scientists working in these areas contribute to improved treatment and healthcare protocols, produce patents and set up
spin-off companies in order to improve the lives of patients.
The IGTP has subscribed the European Charter and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers and it obtained the HRS4R award in July 2019. http://www.germanstrias.org/about-us/hr-excellence/
IGTP activities will be carried out by the Innovation in Respiratory Diseases and Tuberculosis diagnosis research Group and the Infectious Diseases Unit Research Group