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 900 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 mission of the IGTP is to be a centre of excellence that forms the backbone of a multidisciplinary and multi-institutional environment, allowing for cutting-edge translational research and innovation aimed at solving health challenges, from the prevention to the cure of diseases.


The vision of IGTP is to be a prestigious biomedical research centre that works to improve people's health and quality of life through maximum efficiency, sustainability, excellence, professional expertise, technological transfer, access to advanced technologies and cooperation, to ensure the greatest impact.


  • Leadership and Research Excellence: to be a reference centre in prevalent and relevant areas of knowledge. 
  • Innovation: conceptual, methodological, technological, and clinical-therapeutic. 
  • Commitment to Society: progress in pursuit of health through education, translational research, and knowledge transfer. 
  • Multidisciplinarity: facilitates cooperation and synergies among internal and external groups. 
  • Ethics and Humanitarian Vision of Biomedical Research: strict adherence to ethical principles and a humanitarian vision of biomedical research.
  • Sustainability: in resource and environmental management. 
  • Service Orientation: striving to be the best working for vocation, ethics and equity.

Strategic plan 2023-2027

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

Strategic plan 2023-2027 (in Spanish) 

Strategic plan 2023-2027 summary (in English)

Some of IGTP’s strategic projects are co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Check the previous strategic plan:

Strategic plan 2018-2021

Annual report

Check IGTP's 2022 Annual Report, available in either extended or executive summary format. Both versions are accessible in English.

Annual scientific report 2022

Executive summary 2022

Previous annual reports

Organisational chart