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Strategy Department

The Strategy Department is responsible for the knowledge management and scientific strategy of the Institution and assists in several activities, such as the implementation of the institutional strategic plan and scientific policy, institutional assessments, monitoring of institutional and research indicators, and promoting the culture of RRI (Responsible Research & Innovation) at VHIR. It also promotes and coordinates institutional and international alliances, such as the research pillar within the European University Hospitals Alliance (EUHA) or the European translational medicine infrastructure EATRIS.

Director

Núria Gavaldà Batalla

Núria Gavaldà Batalla

Strategy Area
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Scientific Strategy Unit

The Scientific Strategy Unit gives technical assistance to VHIR's Direction in the coordination of strategic, scientific, and institutional activities, such as:

  • Coordinate the annual tasks that are decisive from a strategic point of view (internal and external assessments, specific meetings to design VHIR's strategic plans, etc.).
  • Coordinate and monitor compliance with the technical decisions taken by the institution's management bodies, as well as provide technical support to the aforementioned bodies.
  • Coordinate and promote activities and scientific conferences to promote collaborations both within the Vall de Hebron Campus and with external agents.
  • Promote the RRI culture and encourage and coordinate activities that ensure its application to the Institution.
  • Ensure the promotion of the Institution at the international level, and specifically, within the European University Hospitals Alliance (EUHA).
  • Support the implementation and monitoring of the VHIR scientific strategy, coordinating the activities that require it, and promoting collaboration between the different actors of the VH Campus and with external agents, working to achieve the objectives and missions established by each of the VHIR eCOREs.
  • Coordinate projects to attract and retain talent, including calls and institutional scholarships, as well as coaching programs and researchers' avaluations.

Team

Eduard Otero Saura

Eduard Otero Saura

Scientific Strategy
Strategy Area
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Meritxell Álvaro Costa

Meritxell Álvaro Costa

Scientific Strategy
Strategy Area
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Macarena Herranz Itúrbide

Macarena Herranz Itúrbide

Scientific Strategy
Strategy Area
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Knowledge Management Unit

The Knowledge Management Unit supports VHIR's Direction in the decision-making based on the institutional data, it also actively participates in the knowledge management of the Institution by performing, among others, the following activities:

  • Planning and coordinating the collection of structural and scientific production indicators of the research units and groups for their exploitation and dissemination, as well as responding to requests from external organizations.
  • Plan and coordinate the bibliographic management strategy and carry out the maintenance of the publications database, the open access repository, and the bibliometric analysis.
  • Prepare reports and proposals to be discussed and approved by the different management bodies.
  • Coordinate and report on the follow-up and evolution of the annual and strategic objectives of the Institution.

Team

Jordi Moreton Gali

Jordi Moreton Gali

Knowledge Management
Strategy Area
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Joana Serra Canti

Joana Serra Canti

EF-Grau
Knowledge Management
Strategy Area
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Xavier Pareras Morcillo

Xavier Pareras Morcillo

P. Management and Admin. Technical specialist
Knowledge Management
Strategy Area
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