Research group in Health Sciences and Health Services

Presentation

The Research Group in Health Sciences and Health Services (GRCS from Catalan) is a multidisciplinary group of professionals from different disciplines and institutions linked to the University of Andorra. It was created in 2008, and integrates a group of medical doctors from different specialties, pharmacists, chemists, biologists and nurses with a solid track record in the field of scientific research.

GRCS’s mission is to create and transfer scientifically valid and socially relevant knowledge in biomedical and health services issues.

The GRCS intended to be a research group link with the university, respected by the international scientific community and to contribute to decision making in the field of health services in Andorra.

The GRCS is a response to the need to provide and process good quality information that helps to make strategic decisions in different areas of Health Sciences and Health Services in Andorra, especially in the scientific field but without forgetting the professional, social and political issues.

Objectives

General objectives of the GRCS

  • To create and transfer scientifically valid and socially relevant knowledge in biomedical and health services issues.
  • To develop research focused on patient outcomes in Andorra.
  • To provide the knowledge and methodologies, specific in each research, and to increase community participation.
  • To become a source of information that helps making strategic decisions in different areas of Health Sciences and Health Services in Andorra, especially in the scientific field but without forgetting the professional, social and political issues.
  • To collaborate with all organizations involved in Andorra, biosanitary Research and to promote a Collaborative Research Network in Andorra.
  • To produce reports based on the best information available and to develop proposals or recommendations in different topics involved in the decision-making process.