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The Instituto de Salud Carlos III, in the fulfillment of its fundamental missions of promoting and conducting research in health and life sciences and providing benchmark technical and scientific services, carries out its work through different Centres and Units located on two campuses in the Community of Madrid:

a) Chamartín Campus:  C/ Sinesio Delgado, 4 (entrance via Avda. Monforte de Lemos, 5, 28029 Madrid). The following are on this site:

  • General Management
  • Management Support Unit
  • Quality and Planning Unit
  • Advisory Committees
  • General Secretariat
  • Sub-Directorate General for Applied Services, Training And Research:
    • Centro Nacional de Epidemiología (National Epidemiology Centre)
    • Centro Nacional de Medicina Tropical (National Centre of Tropical Medicine)
    • Instituto de Investigación de Enfermedades Raras (Research Institute for Rare Diseases)
    • Escuela Nacional de Sanidad (National School of Public Health)
    • Escuela Nacional de Medicina del Trabajo (National School of Occupational Medicine)
    • Telemedicine and eHealth Research Unit
    • Healthcare Research Unit (Investén-isciii)
  • Sub-Directorate General for Research Assessment And Promotion:
  • Sub-Directorate General for Cooperative Research Centres and Networks:
    • Biblioteca Nacional de Ciencias de la Salud
  • Sub-Directorate General for International Research Programmes and Institutional Relations
    • Office for the Transference of Research Results
    • European Projects Office
  • Sub-Directorate General for Research on Cellular Therapy and Regenerative Medicine:
    • Banco Nacional de Líneas Celulares (National Stem Cell Bank)
    • Registro Nacional de Biobancos
    • Agencia de Evaluación de Tecnologías Sanitarias (Health Technology Assessment Agency)

Similarly, the Campus of Chamartín houses the Fundación Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III (National Centre for Cardiovascular Research, CNIC) and the Fundación Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas Carlos III (National Cancer Research Centre, CNIO). The Fundación Centro de Investigación en Enfermedades Neurológicas (National Centre for Research on Neurodegenerative Diseases, CIEN), also belonging to the Instituto de Salud Carlos II (Institute of Health Carlos III), has its premises in the Queen Sofía Foundation's Project Alzheimer Research Unit (C/ Valderrebollo, 5 Complejo Alzheimer – PAU de Vallecas, 28031 – Madrid).

b) Majadahonda Campus: Carretera Majadahonda a Pozuelo, km. 2 – 28220- Majadahonda (Madrid). The following are on this site:

  • Sub-Directorate General for Applied Services, Training And Research:
    • Centro Nacional de Microbiología (National Microbiology Centre)
    • Centro Nacional de Sanidad Ambiental (National Environmental Health Centre)
    • Unidad Funcional de Investigación en Enfermedades Crónicas


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