Structure and organization

IRYCIS Members

The Ramón y Cajal Health Research Institute was established by the Madrid Health Service, Alcalá de Henares University, Madrid Complutense University, Autonomous University, the Foundation for Biomedical Research of Ramón y Cajal University Hospital and the General Directorate of Health Research, Education and Infrastructures of the Community of Madrid by an agreement signed on the 15th December 2009.

Organizational structure

IRYCIS organises its research into five priority thematic areas, in which 42 research groups (37 consolidated and 5 emerging groups) are arranged.

Consolidated and Established groups have Principal Investigators leading projects of the National R&D&I Plan or of the European Union Framework Programmes, and with more than 70 and 50% respectively of their publications positioned in quartiles 1 and 2 during the last 5 years (Source: Institute for Scientific Information, Web of Knowledge), in addition to innovation and transfer and dissemination activities oriented to society.

IRYCIS Access groups have applied for at least one competitive project as PI in the last two years and accredit at least 40% of publications led in the last five years. Additionally, they may accredit innovation and transfer activities and dissemination activities oriented towards society.

IRYCIS research is also supported by a large number of PICAs (Associated Clinical Research Staff), who carry out clinical trials and/or projects funded by private entities, as well as innovation and transfer activities or dissemination activities aimed at society.

Ethical Research Committee Ethical Animal Research Committee Training Committee Board of Governors Steering Committee Scientific Director Scientific External Advisory Board Innovation Committee Research Committee Scientific Vicedirector Area 1 Neurosciences, Sense Organs and Mental Health Area 2 Microbiology, Immunology and Infection Area 3 Cancer Area 4 Tools for Advanced Medicine Area 5 Chronic Pathologies and Surgery Research Area 6 Epidemiology, Public Health and Healthcare Area 7 Technologies for Personalized and Precision Medicine Clinical Associated Researchers Central Research Support Units Biomedical Research Foundation of the University Hospital Ramón y Cajal Innovation & Social Advisory Board (ISAB) Quality Committee