BIODONOSTIA HEALTH RESEARCH INSTITUTE BODIES

The organisation and operation of the BioDonostia HRI is arranged around the following bodies:

  • Management Bodies: The BioDonostia HRI has the following management bodies: the General Meeting, the Governing Board, the Permanent Committee and the Scientific Director.
    • The GENERAL MEETING, formed by all the ASSOCIATED members, is the maximum governing and decision-making body. Its functions are determined by the BioDonostia HRI’s Statutes, in addition to all those duties assigned to the GENERAL MEETING in the internal regulations.
    • The GOVERNING BOARD is the competent body to implement the policies and agreements that arise from the GENERAL MEETING.
      • Composition:
        • The Chairperson shall be the person who holds the position of Basque Government Minister of Health.
        • The Deputy Chairperson shall be the person who holds the position of Director General of the Basque Health Service.
        • The Secretary shall be the person who holds the position of Managing Director of the Donostia University Hospital.
        • The members of the board shall be the people who hold the following positions:
          • Basque Government Director of Health Research and Innovation.
          • Medical Director of the Donostia University Hospital.
          • One member of the Care Facility appointed by the General Assembly.
          • One representative from the Basque Foundation for Health Innovation and Research/Bio Eusko Fundazioa.
          • One representative from other Recognised Bodies.
          • One representative from the Basque Government Department of Economic Development and Competitiveness.
          • One representative from the University of the Basque Country.
          • One representative from the Gipuzkoa Regional Government.
          • One representative from the General Directorate of Technology Parks in the Basque Country.
          • Two representatives from Research Centres, Cooperative Research Centres, Associations or Recognised Companies.
          • One representative from OSATEK.
          • One representative from the Carlos III Health Institute.
        • The meetings will also be attended, with a voice but no vote, by the people who hold the positions of Scientific Director and Manager at Biodonostia and the person who performs the duties of the Institute’s Legal Department.
    • The PERMANENT COMMITTEE shall be formed by the following members of the Governing Board:
      • Basque Government Minister of Health.
      • Managing Director of the Donostia University Hospital.
      • Basque Government Director of Health Research and Innovation.
      • Basque Government Department of Economic Development and Competitiveness.
      • University of the Basque Country.
  • Composition and Functions of the BioDonostia HRI Participation Bodies.
    • The RESEARCH COMMITTEE shall be made up of the following:
      • Scientific Director of BioDonostia HRI.
      • Scientific Coordinator.
      • The heads of each Research Area at BioDonostia HRI or a representative appointed by the person in charge.
      • In the case of Heterogeneous Areas formed by different Research Groups, the Institute’s Scientific Director has the authority to include a representative from one or more Groups on the Research Committee, whose line of work is different to that of the person in charge of the Area to which said Group or Groups correspond.
      • One representative from each recognised body, providing said body is not already represented under one of the previous criteria.
  • Composition and Functions of the BioDonostia HRI Scientific Advisory Bodies.
    • EXTERNAL SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE: Advisory body made up of research managers and scientists of professional and scientific renown in the field of biomedical and health sciences research, both basic and clinical.
    • The Basque Country has a MEDICAL RESEARCH ETHICS COMMITTEE (MREC), accredited by the Spanish Agency of Medicines and Medical Devices (AEMPS), which reviews clinical trials, observational studies and multi-centre research projects. The Biodonostia HRI also has the Gipuzkoa Healthcare Area REC, which provides its services to the entire province of Gipuzkoa, assessing single-centre research projects.