IBBTEC received €3,736,630 from national public (56 per cent of total financing), regional (11 per cent), and international public funding (24 per cent) for the 2017-2018 period. Funds from the private sector stand for 9 per cent of total financing. The research centre has also received funds from institutions as prestigious as the AECC Foundation and the H2020 Framework Program, through an ERC project.

Scientific production

The IBBTEC carries out an extensive high-quality scientific production, as indicated by the number of scientific articles published, as well as the cumulative impact factor of these publications, of 1,508 points, and the average impact factor (FI), with an average of 6.11 in the years 2013-2018.

In general, the average FI values indicate that IBBTEC scientific publications have a high impact on the scientific community. 
The high number of publications in the first quartile (Q1) and first decile (D1) reinforce the quality of the scientific articles produced.

Doctoral thesis


The number of doctoral thesis conducted by IBBTEC's personal amounts to a total of 56, up to 2018. The average number of theses defended per year is seven, which demonstrates the important role that this research centre has to train new scientists. 

Patents and company contracts

The great potential of IBBTEC to transfer technology to the economy is reflected by the high level of productivity achieved in the last years. 8 patent applications have been filed until 2018 and 39 partnership contracts with private entities have been signed.

Partnerships and collaboration networks

IBBTEC researchers participate in the Network Biomedical Research Center (CIBER) of Mental Health (CIBERSAM) and Oncology (CIBERONC); in two Collaborative Research Networks of the Carlos III Health Institute (Thematic Network for Research on Cancer and Spanish Research Network for Infectious Pathology); as well as in the MEIC Network of Excellence (Thematic Network: Analysis of the Cellular Bases of Vertebrate Morphogenesis). In addition, they participate in the Preventive Conservation Plan for the Altamira Cave promoted by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports.