The clinical units have enormous potential to generate data that will be crucial to identify, solve and prevent problems related to the health of patients. In order to develop this potential the ECAI was established as an advisory platform for research in clinical units that promotes the recruitment of researchers in IBIMA’s priority research areas to facilitate the generation of therapeutic and biotechnological solutions in the Andalusian Public Health System.
The multidisciplinary approach of the ECAI AME combines the expertise of statisticians and epidemiologists with that of scientific researchers and the technology transfer unit establishing a bridge between these skills and expertise and project management and data generated in the research groups and clinical units. In this scenario, the ECAI AME exercises its support and methodological and statistical advice offering specialized biomathematical support that adds rigor and special care with regard to the design, implementation and analysis of epidemiological research for their special characteristics. It also provides scientific support that serves as a bridge between clinical and translational research, and basic and applied research that is developed in the research and technology centers that helps bring together the different scientific disciplines with the aim of generating synergies that contribute to the development of therapeutic and biotechnological solutions from the Public Health System in Andalusia.