Who we are

The Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP) is a public research centre located in Badalona. Its main objective is to increase scientific knowledge in order to transform it into solutions to improve the health and medical care of patients and the community.

The Institute is associated with one of the major university hospitals in the Barcelona area, the Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital, and is part of the Can Ruti biomedical campus. IGTP is a CERCA centre and is also accredited as a centre of excellence by the Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII) and is in charge of coordinating the management and scientific strategy of the campus, working in close collaboration with the other centres.

The Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute carries out research within 9 areas:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular and Respiratory Diseases
  • Community Health
  • Diseases of the Liver and Digestive Tract
  • Endocrine and Diseases of the Metabolism, Bones and Kidneys
  • Immunology and Inflammation
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Neuroscience
  • Science of Behaviour and Substance Abuse

Scientists working in these areas publish an average of over 700 papers a year, contribute to improved treatment and healthcare protocols, produce patents and set up spin-off companies in order to improve the lives of patients.

The 2014-2017 Strategic Plan for the IGTP reinforces its traditional role as the cornerstone of research management on the campus but also recognizes the need to further increase synergies between the different research institutes there while also boosting excellence in specific areas. The IGTP plays a vital role in providing and coordinating transversal services and platforms for all researchers on the campus and promoting quality and innovation. It fully embraces a solid commitment to society as a whole and recognizes the obligation to continue and increase the amount of training of scientists and healthcare workers and also to carry out activities to inform and involve the public in general in the scientific endeavour.


The mission of the IGTP is to create a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional environment that opens the gates to highly efficient translational research with a view to improving people's health and quality of life.


The vision of IGTP is to remain a prestigious biomedical research centre and become a benchmark not only in Catalonia but worldwide; a centre that helps improve the health and quality of life of people by relying on sustainability, excellence, professional expertise and the technological transfer of its research


  • Leadership and excellence: we must be a reference in the most important and relevant areas of research.
  • Innovation: we are innovative and constantly strive to improve concepts, methodology, technology and clinical practice.
  • Working for Society as a whole: we seek progress in health through education, translation and knowledge-transfer.
  • Multidisciplinary: we constantly encourage and foster synergies between internal and external groups.
  • Ethics and a humanitarian vision of biomedical research: we carry out biomedical research adhering to strict codes of ethics and always maintaining a humanitarian view of biomedical research.
  • Sustainability: we are always vigilant in the management of resources and the environment.

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Strategic Plan 2018-2021

The strategic plan was drawn up taking into account strategic documents for Catalan, Spanish and European health research.

Download IGTP Strategic Plan

Some of the IGTP Strategic projects are co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.