IRSICaixa is an internationally recognised institute of research on health, founded in 1995 by the Foundation “La Caixa” and the Department of Health of the autonomous Catalan government. IRSICaixa incorporates over 50 investigators who focus their research on developing new therapies, vaccines and clinical studies and on basic research. IRSICaixa is located within the Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol, where more than 2,000 professionals from different institutions work in the advancement of biomedical sciences, and works alongside the most prestigious international research centres.
The Unit of Public Engagement on Health Research was designed to support research institutions working on biomedical sciences in the development of their R&D+I following the guidelines established by the European Commission for what it defined as Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). The Public Engagement Unit focuses on: Public engagement, Science Education, Science communication, and Training on RRI.