The Girona Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBGI) was founded in July 2004 through the merger of two existing institutions, the Dr. Josep Trueta Private Foundation and the Research Agency. It is currently organised around research groups from the University of Girona and the Hospital Universitari de Girona, the Institute for Diagnostic Imaging (IDI), the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO) and the Catalan Health Service.
However, it is hoped that in the near future the other hospital and research institutions working in the fields of life and health sciences in Girona will join the institute. They will work together to support quality research, train new researchers, promote and consolidate new research groups and, in particular, find new treatments to make available to society. With the consolidation of the IDIBGI, the regions of Girona will form part of the “Bioregion” in their own right.