Barcelona Clinical Trials Platform

Treballem per l’excel·lència en investigació i recerca

An iniciative by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Departament de Salut
  • Biocat

Vall d’Hebron Research Institute

Vall d'Hebron University Hospital

Hospital de la Vall d'Hebron

Passeig Vall d’Hebron 119-129 
Edifici Mediterrània, 2a Planta
08035 Barcelona 93 274 67 28

Contact person: 

Esther Ramírez 93 489 30 00 ext. 4606

Team dedicated to clinical research: 

851 Researchers

491 Support staff

Core facilities: 
  • Clinical research
  • Biobank
  • Statistics and Bioinformatics
  • Cytometry
  • Genomics
  • Imaging
  • Metabolomics
  • Proteomics
  • Microscopy
  • Molecular Imaging
  • Functional Validation and Preclinical Research
  • Sequencing
  • Animal Facility

The Vall d'Hebron Research Institute (VHIR) is geared towards research to resolve public health issues and aims to contribute to scientific, educational, social and economic development in its area of competence. 

The VHIR is a public-sector institution that promotes and conducts innovative biomedical research at the Vall d'Hebron University Hospital (HUVH).

The Institute aims for the research and innovation carried out by those who make up the organization to push the frontiers of knowledge and become an active, important part of our society, our healthcare system and people’s lives, while attracting talent and ensuring that its activity properly reflects the leading position of the Vall d’Hebron Hospital in terms of excellence, quality and translation.

Areas of clinical expertise

The VHIR areas of clinical expertise are: Oncology, Neurosciences, Digestive and Hepatic Diseases, Infectious Diseases, Gynecology, Pediatric Diseases and Experimental Surgery, Epidemiology, Pharmacology, New Therapies, Endocrinology and Nephrology, Cardiovascular Diseases and Nanomedicine.

Recognition and distinctions

The VHIR is an accredited Institute of Health Carlos III center (ISCIII), belongs to the CERCA centers (Research Centers of Catalonia), 14 VHIR groups participate in 7 CIBER networks (Biomedical Research Networking Centers), it has been awarded the HR Excellence in Research seal and has 3 ICREA researchers (Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies).

Center-specific initiatives

CVNVHIR is a standardized digital curriculum-management tool. It has been developed with a shared information taxonomy, which allows research personnel at different institutions to maintain and share scientific information. It is the only format allowed for submission to MICCIN calls for proposals. These contents are processed by a smart system that identifies similarities between the author and publication and those on the platform, expressed as a relation rate.

Teaching specialties

The VHIR offers its own Master in Translational Biomedical Research. Clinical trials are dealt with in Section IV: Clinical Research and Clinical Trials (6 hours) of the compulsory module called Transversal Skills for Research in Human Pathology.