We work to understand diseases

At Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus we are committed to research as a tool to provide solutions to the daily challenges we face in the field of medical healthcare. We have three research institutes dedicated to transferring problems from the consulting room to the laboratory, and the solutions found there directly to patients.

We work hard to understand diseases, to learn how they function and to create better treatments that we can apply to real-life patients. The great potential of our Hospital Campus in the field of research is owed mainly to the excellence of the parallel work carried out by the research centres and hospitals. We get to learn about the conditions first-hand, and we work to provide solutions.

The treatments of the future in our hands

Innovation and the development of new treatments directly depend on clinical research. Research into new techniques, medications and therapies carried out on the Campus is of vital importance to establish the benefits of treatment and to ensure patient safety. We have more than 1,000 active clinical trials at our centres.

We have the privilege and responsibility of trying out many drugs that are later used in medical treatments, making us a leading healthcare complex for many companies involved in medical development and innovation.

Real applications for our research

Translational research minimises the distance between the results obtained in our laboratories and healthcare for patients. The end goal of our research is to apply the knowledge acquired during basic research to prevent and treat problems during clinical research and in this way, improve people’s health.

The fact that we have an excellent medical team at the forefront of the research institutes allows us to apply their medical experience and knowledge to overcoming the challenges that come up during research. This is an invaluable contribution that encourages the real application of the results to healthcare. Together we can achieve a more sustainable system where the resources invested in research can benefit both medicine and the patient.

Research centres

Research groups search

Discover all the lines of research of the Vall d'Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus, distributed between the different research centers.

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Research groups



Active clinical trials



Scientific publications every year


Research for young children and teenagers

The Paediatrics Research Hub will be working to boost the Vall d’Hebron Campus’s research in young children and teenagers. With the commitment and excellence of the centre’s professionals, we are aiming to position ourselves as a benchmark in the face of present and future challenges.

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