The Spanish research institution based in Catalonia was founded in 1996 by the regional government, in order to promote and manage innovation, training, teaching and clinical research, epidemiology and health services in the field of primary care.
One of its main aims is to promote the development of research based on real world data from primary care electronic medical records and other complementary databases.
The institute developed a large database which was launched in 2010 and includes more than 150 available clinical and demographic variables of 300 care centers information with a total catchment of about 5,8 million people.
The research institute offers its database to be used in research projects, feasibility and exploratory studies, vector maps and other kind of projects demanding real world evidence.
It is looking for public and private institutions and companies for research and technical cooperation agreements.
The center has been involved in several research projects originated from competitive calls for proposals, from projects with funds available from other sources and from programmes promoted by public or private institutions worldwide.
The Institute has the ISO 9001:2015 (ER-0821/2011) quality certification in support and advice activities for research projects since 2011.