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The Health Research Institute of the Balearic Islands (IdISBa) results from the association and collaboration between the different organisms and centers of biomedical and healthcare activity in the Balearic Islands.


The Institute was created on 23 December 2013. It was first named Health Research Institute of Palma (IdISPa) until 2017, when its name was changed to Health Research Institute of the Balearic Islands after the modification of its statutes. Thus, IdISBa is made up of the following entities: Ministry of Health of the Balearic Islands, Son Espases University Hospital, Mallorca Primary Healthcare Service, University Institute for Research into Health Sciences (IUNICS), Son Llàtzer University Hospital, and the Blood and Tissue Bank of the Balearic Islands Foundation. Thanks to the human capital that all these entities provide, our research critical mass grows and many collaborations are born, promoting the development of research projects between different services and professionals from the healthcare sector.


In January 2019, IdISBa was awarded the recognition of being a distinguished health research institute by the Carlos III Health Institute, in accordance with Royal Decree 279/2016, of 24 June, on the accreditation of biomedical or health research institutes.



IdISBa has identified 7 research areas of interest. These comprise the 55 research groups as well as about 800 researchers from the different entities that are part of the IdISBa.


  • Cross-sectional Area of Science and Technology in Health.
  • Public Health, Epidemiology, Clinic, and Health Services.
  • Infectious Diseases, Antibiotic Resistance, and Immune Response.
  • Cardiovascular, Metabolic, and Renal Diseases and Nutrition.
  • Breathing Disorders.
  • Neurosciences.
  • Oncology and Hematology.


A total of 6172.26 m2 are dedicated to research activity as well as to its management (labs, offices, meeting rooms, etc.). The core infrastructure of the IdISBa, which accounts for 2885.78 m2, is located at the reference hospital of the Balearic Islands, the Son Espases University Hospital. Two spaces can be differentiated: the -1 floor in the main building of the hospital (1304.90 m2) and the Block S (1580.88 m2). In the latter building, and apart from research labs, the management headquarters of the Institute as well as the facilities for the Area of Animal Experimentation & Experimental Surgery can be found.





On the other hand, the entities that are part of the IdISBa provide the following areas:


  • Son Llàtzer University Hospital: 279.92 m2.
  • Primary Healthcare Service: 544.21 m2.
  • Blood & Tissue Bank of the Balearic Islands Foundation (FBSTIB): 1284.70 m2.
  • University Institute for Research into Health Sciences (IUNICS), from the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB): 1177.65 m2.
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