Fundación Cádiz is a private non-profit organisation which aims to stimulate, develop and harmoniously integrate basic, clinical and public health research, and to potentiate transnational research to encourage better sharing of the scientific advances in the areas of the prevention and treatment of the most common health problems. The Foundation manages the activity of the CADIZ INSTITUTE OF BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH AND INNOVATION, hereafter referred to as INiBICA. INiBICA offers coverage for every healthcare area in the province of Cadiz, with a population of more than 1.2 million people who are potential beneficiaries of the activities carried out by the Institute. INiBICA principally consists of the University Hospital Puerta del Mar (Cadiz) and the University of Cadiz, which form its basic nucleus, together with the group of Public Health Centres of the province of Cadiz. In total, it manages more than 780 researchers and an annual budget of three million euros, a figure which increases yearly.