The Scientific Support Unit provides scientific consultation, counseling and collaboration services of methodological, epidemiological, statistic, informatic and academic nature to the researchers of the i+12 Institute.
The main responsibilities of the Scientific Support Unit are:
- Providing scientific support and methodological, epidemiological, biostatistic and IT assistance for the conduct of research, scientific production and clinical practice activities (Official Spanish Gazette B.O.E. 18/05/91).
- Coordinating, supporting and providing scientific counseling for the management, adaptation and improvement of research projects of official national and international public calls.
- Conducting research work in the field of Health Sciences. Developing procedures and methods that delve into and open possibilities for research support and assistance. Developing and further examining specific matters. To this end, the Unit coordinates with other centers, units and various national and international cooperative research entities, such as the Spanish Cooperative Health Research Thematic Networks (RETIC), the Biomedical Research Networking Centres (CIBER), the Spanish Clinical Research Network (SCReN), relevant agencies and other international entities.
- Cooperating, training and providing internal and external counseling to organizations such as the Carlos III Health Center; the General Directorate for Health Research, Training and Infrastructures belonging to the Health Council of the Autonomous Region of Madrid; the Spanish Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality (Advisory Board of the Spanish Ministry); and several Universities, particularly the Complutense University of Madrid.
The i+12 Scientific Support Unit belongs to the SCReN platform, which is financed by the Carlos III Health Institute.