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Research Promotion and Management

The Research Promotion and Management Area (PGI) has two main objectives. On the one hand, to contribute professionally to the attraction of grants for developing research and innovation projects in the biomedical, educational and social fields. On the other hand, to ensure the correct execution of the projects granted with a high level of quality and good practices that guarantee compliance with the regulations of the funding bodies while responding to the needs of the research groups.

The area also carries out activities related to the visibility and positioning of the entity with funding agencies and potential collaborating entities to implement new projects.

We work mainly with groups from the Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu. Still, we also support other Sant Joan de Déu (SJD) centres committed to advancing knowledge generation and innovation in their areas of activity.

Organisation and functions of the PGI Area units

  • National Promotion 

    Team in charge of identifying competitive grants at a national level, promoting the participation of the organisation's groups and providing support in the application phase for projects and grants.
  • International Promotion

     Team in charge of identifying competitive grants at European and international levels, promoting the participation of the organisation's groups and providing support in the project and grant application phase.
  • National Management

     Responsible unit for the planning, monitoring and justification of the entity's active projects financed with national and regional funds.
  • International Management

     Responsible team for the planning, monitoring and justification of the entity's active projects, financed with European and international funds.
  • Project Management Office

     This unit directly supports the researcher in executing project tasks, especially in coordinated projects of the European Commission. The International Management unit coordinates these people.
  • Promotion of other SJD centres

     This unit aims to promote research and innovation activities in SJD centres beyond SJD Barcelona Hospital and SJD Health Park. Currently, we support two specific areas: a) the Sant Joan de Déu Social Innova Programme aims to identify social innovation projects within the perimeter of the Territorial Unit I, both in social and health centres. It is also responsible for seeking funding for the development of these projects and assisting in the phase of drafting and applying for grants; b) the Promotion Programme at the Sant Joan de Déu Teaching Campus aims to identify projects within the scope of the centre, search for calls for proposals and support the management and writing of funding applications.
  • Methodology and statistics

     This unit directly supports researchers in tasks related to the design and creation of databases and the necessary statistical analyses. You can find more detailed information on contact and operation in the services section of the IRSJD website.


  • Roser Arnalte Area Coordinator
  • Jose de Dios Research group manager
  • Maite López Research group manager
  • Ignacio Jiménez Research group manager
  • Luisa Martínez Research group manager
  • Antonia Blanco International project management
  • Leonor Norton International project management
  • Aurélie Uchard International project management
  • Sol Bacells Methodology and Statistic
  • Jessica Laragnou Secretary Area


Research Promotion and Management Area

Edifici SJD Pediatric Cancer Center. 4ª Planta.
Santa Rosa, 39-57
08950 Esplugues del Llobregat (Barcelona) 

Edifici Sant Rafael. 1ª Planta.
​​​Recinte del Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu
08830 Sant Boi de Llobregat (Barcelona)

​​​​​Tel. 93 600 97 51