The research groups at the ITB are comprised of teaching and research staff who come together to study specific research lines of interest. It is understood that the members of a group collaborate effectively, participating in common projects, as witnessed by the record of joint publications of sufficient quality and volume to satisfy the demands of the Executive Commission. Every research group must maintain a project that receives significant external funding, led by a researcher with a clear trajectory in the particular area of research, although emerging groups applying for public competitive calls for the first time may be considered as special cases. Following the strategic analyses of the past few years, the activities at the ITB were recently restructured into four research programmes (see below), with a view to applying for status as a “María de Maeztu” Unit of Excellence in the 2019 call.
In addition, the Institute also integrates research groups that work in complementary areas and that have the potential to collaborate in developing research lines, or that provide services to members of the Institute, such as laboratories and associated units from the Biomedical Innovation Platform.
In the description of each group, all the members considered formal members of the Institute are listed, including PIs, Associated Researchers and researchers in trainning. Each group also includes external collaborators and assistant researchers who are not formal members of the Institute.