IRB Barcelona has put in place structures to ensure that the Institute delivers on the full promise of its potential.
Board of Trustees
The IRB Barcelona Board of Trustees, or Patronat, is the governing body of the Institute and is responsible for overseeing research activities, approving the operating funds and ensuring that the annual goals are met. The Board is composed of nine members and is chaired by the Minister of Business and Knowledge of the Government of Catalonia.
Josep Maria Argimon
Joan Gómez Pallarès
Jordi Garcia Fernández
José Navarro Cid
External Advisory Board
The scientific work of IRB Barcelona is regularly assessed by an External Advisory Board which comprises 15 leading international researchers in biomedicine. Its main task is to provide guidance in shaping our research and related activities.
Dr. Joan Massagué, chair
Dr. Dario Alessi
Prof. Dr. Annette G. Beck-Sickinger
Dr. Michael Czech
Dr. John Dick
Dr. Anne Ephrussi
Dr. Jesús Jiménez-Barbero
Dr. Johanna Joyce
Dr. Thomas Muir
Dr. Angela Nieto
Dr. Luis F. Parada
Dr. Dinshaw J. Patel
Dr. Derek Tan
Dr. Alfonso Valencia
Business Advisory Board
It aims to advise IRB Barcelona on innovation and technology transfer. It is made up of representatives from pharaceutical companies, venture capital firms, and agents specialising in promoting business collaboration agreements.
Maria C. Freire
PhD Advisory Committee
The PhD Advisory Committee is the body responsible for shaping PhD training and mentoring activities and identifying and implementing future goals. The committee is comprised of Group Leaders from each Research Programme and the Chair of Graduate Training. Two students from the Student Council and the Academic Office also participate in the PhD Advisory Committee meetings.
Committee for Research Integrity
The aim of the Committee for Research Integrity (CRI) is to actively share learning and good practice in scientific integrity among the IRB Barcelona scientific community, to catalyse the development of educational initiatives and to act as an independent support and resource in cases of scientific misconduct. The CRI is formed by the Director, the Managing Director, the Head of an Administration Department, the Head of Legal Services, and four representatives from the Group Leaders and Facility Managers.
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Equality and Diversity Committee
IRB Barcelona understands the importance of creating an environment in which diversity, equality and inclusion are valued and promoted. The achievement of an equality and diversity balance among IRB Barcelona personnel would contribute to excellence in research and also to the welfare of all those involved.
The IRB Barcelona Gender Equality plan serves as an instrument in achieving real equality, by incorporating equal opportunities in all the scopes of the Institute. The current GEP was published in 2017 providing a proper framework for Gender Equality Actions. The plan is structured in 8 fundamental topics to achieve strategic involvement, these topics are the following:
- Workforce distribution
- Non-Discriminatory Languages
- Work-life Balance
- Sexual Harassment
- Working Conditions
The current plan will be renewed in the year 2021, following the guidelines of EU-CALIPER PROJECT, which intends to support the transformation of research and academic institutions to more gender-equal entities, by increasing the number of women researchers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), thereby enhancing their career perspectives and adding a gender dimension to research. CALIPER aims to design a universal methodology that supports gender equality on a permanent base and prevents gender discrimination in scientific institutions.
The EDC’s main mission is to develop a strategy through which promote and monitor equality and diversity issues and to provide support and guidance in the implementation of policies and action plans related to the same. In compliance with IRB Barcelona’s Equality and Diversity Plan 2017-19, the EDC is committed to promoting these values at IRB Barcelona. The committee is formed by members representing IRB Barcelona’s scientific community and Administration Department.
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