Structure and organization
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.
Madrid Health Service through Ramón y Cajal University Hospital
Ramón y Cajal University Hospital constitutes the basic core of the Institute+
Madrid Autonomous University
Through the participation of the group located in the Department of Material Physics of the Faculty of Physics+
Alcalá de Henares University
University that confers the university character upon the Hospital and has eight groups associated with IRYCIS+
Foundation for Biomedical Research of Ramón y Cajal University Hospital
As a management structure of the Institute+
Madrid Complutense University
Through the participation of groups from the Faculties of Pharmacy, Medicine and Biological and Chemical Sciences+
General Directorate of Health Research, Education and Infraestructures of the Community of Madrid
As a body of the Community of Madrid in the field of regional scientific policy+
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.