The common goal of the activities in the clinical pharmacology department is to promote the effective, safe and efficient use of medicinal products. Another goal is to promote the generation of new knowledge through research with medicinal products to high ethical and methodological standards that are scientifically relevant and clinically applicable.
The main references of the Clinical pharmacology department are the drug regulation agencies, such as the Spanish Agency for Medicine and Health Products (AEMPs) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
It also permanently interacts with the levels of authority that have responsibilities in the medicine selection and information policy: ICS and CatSalut.
With regard to research and education, the department works closely with nearby institutions, such as IDIBELL or the University of Barcelona, as well as with national and international research support networks, such as ECRIN and ENCEPP.
The department also has close ties with the Spanish Clinical Pharmacology Society.
The department aims to meet these goals through functions and activities in the following areas of action: medicine selection and policy; information on medicines and therapies; safety in the use of medicines; support for research; activities in the Clinical Research Ethics Committee (CREC); in-house research; degree education; post-graduate education and ongoing training.