Sant Joan de Déu Research Foundation (FSJD)

Fundació Sant Joan de Déu (FSJD) is a private non-profit research organization founded in 2002. Its mission is to contribute to the improvement of the health and wellbeing of people by fostering, supporting and managing the research and innovation activities of Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu (PSSJD) amongst other linked organisations. FSJD offers specialised services and support to the Hospital’s Investigators and their research activities. FSJD’s structure includes a Clinical Trial Unit, Research Support Office, Administration and Human Resources Department, Clinical Research Ethics Committee, Management of Knowledge and Communication, Department of Patient Engagement on Research among other facilities and services. To strengthen translational research and innovation, FSJD launched in February 2015 the Sant Joan de Déu Research Institute together with PSSJD, Barcelona Children’s Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Institute of Biomedicine and the Institute of Neurosciences of the University of Barcelona and the Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. FSJD team has successful experience in supporting projects which spearhead the organisational innovation in healthcare systems. Its linked third party Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu (PSSJD) is a private non-profit institution and a reference center in integrative and continuous healthcare. Its network includes healthcare, teaching and research facilities integrated in two areas of specialisation: Mental Health services and the General Hospital. Its served area approximately includes one million people. It also focuses on bringing together basic research scientists and research clinicians in the areas of public health, mental disorders and disability.


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