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Biomedical research is an essential activity to ensure therapeutic development and health progress. It is governed by two fundamental principles: the methodological correction of the research project and the respect for the ethical postulates developed in recent decades (the Declaration of Helsinki, the Nuremberg Code, the Belmont Report) as a guarantee that protects the rights of the subjects participating in any type of investigation.

The fundamental mission of the Research Ethics Committee (REC) consists in ensuring that research involving humans is correctly conducted from a methodological, ethical and legal standpoint. Its other main goal is to guarantee the protection of research subjects so that the principles of justice, beneficence and autonomy are respected.

The Germans Trias i Pujol University Hospital REC aims to contribute to the improvement of research quality as a tool that intends to improve people's quality of life. It is a task entailing great social and medical responsibility that is carried out independently thanks to the support of the institution in terms of resources and infrastructure. In this sense, the Institute for Health Science Research Germans Trias i Pujol (IGTP) also contributes to the development of this activity by providing the REC with a support unit that performs the technical secretariat function and is part of the IGTP’s research management structure. Its goal is to guarantee the REC’s ability to perform the functions assigned by the Law, maintaining quality standards and fulfilling the commitment to ensuring effectiveness and competitiveness.

The Germans Trias i Pujol University Hospital Research Ethics Committee was accredited for the first time on 13 December 1993 by the Department of Health of Catalonia. Currently, the REC maintains its accreditation, which was renewed on 21 February 2018 and it allows the REC to act as an Ethics Committee for Research with medicinal products (CEIm in Spanish). Its activity is developed based on Standard Operating Procedures, which are public and available for consultation at the Technical Secretariat office.

 

 

 
 
Research Ethics Committee
Germans Trias i Pujol U. Hospital

 Ctra. Canyet s/n 08916 Badalona
 General Building, 1st Floor
Emergency Unit, 1st Floor
TECHNICAL SECRETARY
Àngels Fortes Villegas
Tel: +34 93 497 89 56
ceic.germanstrias@gencat.cat
ADMINISTRATION
Miriam Planell / Laura Lorca
Tel: + 34 93 497 89 74
 
 
 
 
HUGTiP REC- Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol