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Vall d'Hebron Institute of Research (VHIR)

Vall d'Hebron Institute of Research (VHIR)

We are a public sector institution that promotes and develops the biomedical research, innovation and teaching of the Vall d'Hebron University Hospital. Through the excellence of our research, we identify and apply new solutions to the health problems of society and contribute to spread them around the world. The members of our Board of Trustees are the Catalan Ministry of Health, the Catalan Ministry of Economy and Knowledge (we are a CERCA center), HUVH, Bank of blood and tissues, the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), of which we are an accredited research institute, and the Vall d'Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO), which together with VHIR is part of Accredited Institute of Campus Vall d'Hebron Institute by the Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII).

The Statistics and Bioinformatics Unit ( provides statistical, methodological and bioinformatics support for clinical and biomedical research, mainly in the Vall d'Hebron Research Institute but also to the rest of the scientific community.

The main expertise of the UEB is data analysis in both «omics» (microarrays, RNAseq, etc.) and clinical (Survival Analysis, Clinical Trials, etc.) settings. Other capabilities include web and database development and training, from short or medium courses to graduate training in Bioinformatics or Biostatistics.

UEB is a support unit but it is also involved in research projects such as:

  • integrative analysis of omics data in neuroscience and oncology.
  • building and validation of biomarkers for cancer progression based on omics and/or clinical data.
  • development of complex models for disease progression.