The Biomedical Research and Innovation Institute of Cadiz (INiBICA) was created on the 2nd December 2016 by an agreement entered by the Department of Health of the Junta de Andalucía, the Department of Economy and Knowledge of the Junta de Andalucía, the Andalusian Health Service, the University of Cadiz and FCADIZ (Foundation for the Management of Biomedical Research in Cadiz).
INiBICA mainly integrates the University Hospital Puerta del Mar (Cadiz) and the University of Cadiz, which have a pivotal role in INiBICA, along with all the centres (both primary care and hospital care centres) of the Public Health System in the province of Cadiz.
It supports research and innovation in the province of Cadiz through a multi-institutional and interdisciplinary collaborative structure, where basic, clinical and public health research are developed and integrated seamlessly. It gives priority to translational research with the ultimate goal of improving the health of citizens. INiBICA also establishes as its objectives to promote the training of researches, to efficiently use the infrastructures and resources available for research, to ensure the quality, ethics and deontological principles of research and, eventually, to communicate and disseminate its activities to society, the scientific community, the health system and the economic system.