The Institut d'Investigació Germans Trias i Pujol is the result of gathering all the scientific activity developed in the environment of the Hospital academic Germans Trias i Pujol. It was started in the year of 1983, the research activity was initiated, and after ten years the IGTP Research Unit was accredited as part of the Spanish Network of Research Units (REUNI). The growth of the activity led to the creation of the IGTP Foundation. The IGTP has a framework agreement with the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and all institutions with health and research activities around HUGTP: IRSI-Caixa, BST, ICO, Institut Guttmann and IMPPC.
The research laboratory building was inaugurated in 2006, there are technological platforms: Genomics, Proteomics, Cytometry, Microscopy, Cryobiology, Biobank and general laboratories for basic research. In 2008, ISCIII accredited the IGTP as one of the first five Institutes of Health Research (Research Institute of Excellence) in Spain. The IGTP has an Animal Models Experimental Center available, fully equipped and with a P3 security stable. In 2010 the activity of the Innovation Unit was started to help the development of the knowledge generated and that these are potentially transferable. The 400 m2 Multipurpose Clinical Research Unit was inaugurated in 2011 and allows for all types of clinical research (including phase I), both on an outpatient basis and in a day or 24-hour hospitalization regime. The IGTP implements translational research in priority lines in the areas of neuroscience, cardio-sciences, chronic immune-based diseases, infections, cancer, public and international health, technologies applied to biomedicine and health services.