Contact, Competences and Responsibilities in the Area of Research & Tranfer

Area of Research organisation chart

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Vice-Rectors
Vice-Rector for Research and Transference Dr. Armand Sánchez vr.recerca.transferencia@uab.cat 
Delegate of the Rector in scientific policy Dr. Assumpció Malgosa delegada.politica.cientifica@uab.cat 
Secretary Rosa Sobrino +34 93 581 1832
Vice-Rector for Innovation and Strategic Projects Dr. Rosa Maria Sebastián vr.innovacio.projectes.estrategics@uab.cat
Deputy to Vice-Rector for Innovation and Strategic Projects Dr. Carme Nogués adjunta.vr.innovacio.projectes.estrategics@uab.cat
Secretary Rosa Sobrino +34 93 581 2810

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Armand Sánchez - vr Recerca i Transferència

Dr Armand Sánchez Bonastre
Professor of Animal Production

Functions: 

  • Policy on research, transfer and research staff.
  • Coordinating the UAB research units.
  • Relations with the research centres that have their own legal personality and are affiliated to the UAB or with UAB participation.

Presiding over the Governing Council commissions: 

  • Commission for Doctoral Studies. 
  • Commission for Research. 

Contact
Edifici A, plaça Acadèmica, 08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès)
+34 93 5811832
vr.recerca.transferencia@uab.cat

Brief Curriculum Vitae
Professor of Animal Production in the Department of Animal and Food Science at the UAB, he has been deputy director of the Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG, CSIC-IRTA-UAB-UB consortium), director of the Veterinary Molecular Genetics Service (SVGM), member of the TECNIO d’ACCIÓ network, head of the consolidated research group on Veterinary Molecular Genetic Improvement, and is founder of Vetgenomics, the first technology-based company (TBC) at the UAB.

He has directed 25 doctoral theses, has participated as a principal investigator in 35 research projects—both national and European—in the field of animal genomics, and has been responsible for over 80 R&D contracts with companies and administrations. His research focuses on the genetic characterisation of properties of productive interest and the development of new analytical tools for veterinary molecular diagnosis. He has published 191 indexed articles and has undertaken stays at the University of Edinburgh, I.N.R.A Jouy-en-Josas (France) and the University of California at Davis. He has been a member of the CNEAI and vice-president of the Spanish Society of Genetics.

He is an elected member of the University Senate, the Governing Council and the UAB Committee for the Transfer of Knowledge and Strategic Projects. He has been a member of the Board of Teaching and Research Staff, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Director of the Department of Animal and Food Science, Rector's Delegate for Personnel and Relations with Social Stakeholders (2002-2008) and Vice-Rector for Research and Transference (2016-2020).

Armand Sánchez's CV on ORCID

Rosa María Sebastián - vr Innovació i Projectes Estratègics

Dr Rosa María Sebastián Pérez
Professor of Organic Chemistry

Functions:

  • Policies for promoting innovation and monitoring of strategic projects.
  • Executive directorship of the UAB Research Park.
  • Relations with the business and social fabric of the region on questions of innovation.
  • Coordinating the scientific and technical services.
  • Responsible for the Library Service and the Publications Service.
  • Responsible for the Quality Assurance Unit. 

Presiding over the Governing Council commissions: 
Commission for Knowledge Transfer and Strategic Projects.

Contact
Edifici A, plaça Acadèmica, 08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès)
+34 93 5812810
vr.innovacio.projectes.estrategics@uab.cat

Brief Curriculum Vitae
Professor of the Department of Chemistry within the Area of Organic Chemistry, PhD in Chemistry from the UAB, Professor Sebastián carried out a postdoctoral stay at the Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination (CNRS, Strasbourg) and later returned to the UAB through a Generalitat de Catalunya contract aimed at reincorporating PhD holders into Catalan universities. She was then awarded a position through the Ramon y Cajal Programme in 2001. Since January 2006 she has held a permanent post at the UAB.

Her research has evolved from the synthetic study of small molecules through to macromolecules, on to the preparation of polymeric materials, and has given rise to over 73 indexed scientific articles and three patents. She has participated in 12 national and European projects and six scientific networks. She currently coordinates a consolidated funded research group. She has supervised nine doctoral theses and is currently supervising seven theses that are now being written. In terms of knowledge transfer, she has taken part in four competitive projects and 15 contracts with companies, resulting in over twelve patents currently in use, two industrial doctorates and a National Research Prize in Public-Private Partnership between the UAB and Henkel KGaA & Co. She has also taken part in three teaching innovation projects that have given rise to nine articles.

She has been head of the Organic Chemistry Unit, secretary of the Department of Chemistry, member of the standing committees of the Faculty of Sciences and the Section of Chemistry, and member of the Department of Chemistry’s PhD Committee.

Rosa María Sebastián’s CV on ORCID

Competences and responsibilities:

  • Head of Management of the Area of Research
  • Promote and strengthen UAB research and knowledge transfer
  • Implement improvements aimed at more efficient management of the resources available and guarantee the quality of services offered by the Research Sector
  • Continuous monitoring and improvement of the Quality System in the Area of Research 
  • Work closely with the executive administrator, taking on specific responsibilities and acting as a liaison between the executive administrator and the rest of the area members
  • Participate and collaborate with the governing team's strategic planning policies, in the writing up of objectives, in the analysis and implementation of new projects and in the study of their viability and execution, offering support to the management of research at the UAB, to the international research projects, to the evaluations and patents, to the technological innovation, to the actions taken under the Campus of International Excellence and to the UAB Research Park
  • Offer support to the governing team, especially to the office of the vice rector for Research, to the office of the vice rector for Strategic Projects and Planification, and for the Rector's Commissioner for the Research Park
  • Represent the university and defend its interests, as well as set down communication and coordination connections among different areas within the university
Office of the Deputy Executive Administrator for Research
Position Name Contact 
Deputy Executive Administrator
for Research
Iván Marftínez +34 93 581 2083
vg.recerca@uab.cat
Secretary Montse García +34 93 581 2083

 

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Competences and responsibilities
  • Manage competitive research aids and subsidies: dissemination and support in research calls, applications, resolutions, modification in concessions, etc.
  • Management of collaborations between the university and businesses in R&D terms.
  • The coordination of research issues with other central and departmental areas, study and research centres and university institutions.
  • Management of all issues related to data obtainment of UAB scientific activity and production (research groups, departments, centres, institutions) and used in decision-making processes.
  • Obtainment of aggregated and sectorialised indicators (research lines, scientific disciplines, basic research structures, etc.) and visibility in scientific production.
  • Support and execution of activities based on UAB scientific policies (vice rectors' offices).

The Research Management Area is organised into four specialised units:

Contracts and Agreements Unit
Coordination of Scientific and Technical Services Unit
Data Management Unit
Resource Management Unit

The Research Management Area also includes a Front Office which offers the following services:

  • Gather documents addressed to the different sectors of the area and review their adequacy with the aim of avoiding duplicities in procedures and/or tasks, in accordance with technical directives.
  • Offer information and support in person and over the phone on research related processes.

Research Management Area
Position  Name  Contact
Head of Area Anabel Poveda

+34 93 581 3732

a.gestio.recerca@uab.cat

Secretary Montse García

+34 93 581 3732

 

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Competences and responsibilities:

  • Manage and supervise research and development (R&D) contracts and agreements
  • Maintain relations and negotiations with public and private entities for the establishment of research collaborations
  • Offer technical support and assessment to researchers in their field

Contracts and Agreements Unit
Position Name Contact
Head of Unit Luís Bradineras

+34 93 581 4600

agr.convenis@uab.cat

Administration Andreu Bartuí

+34 93 581 4600

agr.convenis@uab.cat

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Competences and responsibilities:
Organize, coordinate and supervise the proper development of regulatory processes of services to research support and knowledge transfer. Coordinate and supervise the proper development of economic processes of scientific and technical services. Manage the internet portal of scientific and technical services. Tracking the agreements between the scientific and technical services and the Vice Rector for Strategic Projects and Planification and the Deputy Executive Administrator for Research.


Unit of Management of Scientific and technical services
Position Name Contact
Head of Unit Mª Ángeles Benítez

serveis.cientificotecnics@uab.cat

+34 93 586 8823

Head of Administration Melchor Cruz

unitat.coord.sct@uab.cat

+34 93 586 8977

Administration

Sònia Andrés

Cruz Calderón

Maria José Castillo

Mateu Company

Consuelo García

Maria Teresa García

sonia.andres@uab.cat

cruz.calderon@uab.cat

mariajose.castillo@uab.cat

mateu.company@uab.cat

consuelo.garcia.moya@uab.cat

mariateresa.garcia.nanclares@uab.cat

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Competences and responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the implementation of an integrated management, exploitation and dissemination system for UAB research data
  • Development of technological tools for research management
  • Compilation of Scientific Production by UAB researchers
  • Analysis and exploitation of research data
  • Bibliometrical studies using the data obtained from the UAB CRIS
  • Diffusion of research data

Data Management Unit
Position Name Contact
Head of Unit Rosa Fàbregas +34 93 581 4216
agr.gestio.dades@uab.cat
Information Systems Advice and Use

Sònia Ruiz

Vanessa Leo

Alba García

Roser Garcimartín

Samantha Curopos

Antonio Trujillo

+34 93 581 4216
agr.gestio.dades@uab.cat
Data Control and Exploitation

Andreu Grau

Esther Díez

Dani Medina

Marc Creus

Ignacio Ferrando

+34 93 581 4216
agr.gestio.dades@uab.cat

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Competences and responsibilities:

  • Disseminate and foster participation of university members in research programmes and in building ties with external sectors with the aim of enriching UAB activities
  • Plan the coordination of information on research calls support services for users
  • Coordinate the assessment and technical support in procedures when applying for national aids and grants, and management of all documents
  • Manage and act as liaison between the UAB and funding entities
Resource Management Unit
Position Name Contact
Manager Àngels Osuna agr.gestio.recursos@uab.cat
+34 93 581 3738
Advice

 

Esther Verriest

Mari Carmen Rodríguez

Maria Gil

recerca.respon@uab.cat

+34.93.581.2382

+34.93.581.2562

+34.93.586.8491

Grant Management

 

Anna Carmona

Elena Gamero

Lourdes Larramona

Beatriz Villalba

ajuts.agr@uab.cat

+34 93 581.3447

+34 93 581.2026

+34 93 581.2162

+34 93 586.8596

Economic Management

 

Carmen Pérez

Ramoni Martínez

 

Lourdes Romero

Tània Mata

Alicia Zorrilla

agr.economia@uab.cat

+34 93 581 2150

+34 93 581 3737

agr.requeriments@uab.cat

+34 93 586 8598

+34 93 586 8599

+93 34 581 3636

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From the International Projects Office (OPI) we promote the participation of UAB research groups in the framework of these programs that offer the opportunity to develop a competitive, innovative and high level research in the international field. In addition, we put ourselves at your disposal and offer personalized advice on the different calls, and their rules of participation to all researchers  interested in preparing an experimental, educational, academic or international cooperation proposed under the Erasmus + program, EuropeAid or other international calls.
UAB wants to encourage the participation of its researchers in these research programs and other European programs, and has therefore developed a specialized support service.

Competences and responsibilities:

  • Facilitate and manage UAB participation in EU research and education programmes
  • Provide UAB researchers with information on all available R&D and education resources at international level and, specifically, at European level
  • Offer assessment on participation and leadership of international projects: definition of the project, setting up a budget, reviewing consortium agreements, contracts with the European Commission
  • Coordination with the European A4U office (OPERA): creation of strategic plans, identification of experts, etc.
  • Preparation, execution and delivery of UAB projects, within their own sector, which are financed by the administrations (EUROCIENCIA, LIDEREU, etc.)
  • Support to activities requiring specific thematic approaches (Health and Nutrition, ICTs, the Environment and Social Sciences and the Humanities):
  • Definition of Clusters
  • Workshops
  • Networking
  • Specialised training
  • Administrative management of client/user relationships
  • Project management of ERC projects
International Projects Office
Position Name Contact
International Projects Office opi@uab.cat
Head of Office Núria Claver +34935812940

nuria.claver@uab.cat

Project Advisors

Xavier Biarnés +34935812077 xavier.biarnes@uab.cat
Silvia Bronsoms +34935813752 silvia.bronsoms@uab.cat
Alejandra Campos +34935814964 alejandra.campos@uab.cat
Verónica Colombo +34935868630 veronica.colombo@uab.cat
Elena Gabarra  +34935811363 elena.gabarra@uab.cat
Paqui Rabadán +34935813752 francisca.rabadan@uab.cat
Dulce Tienda +34935814267 dulce.tienda@uab.cat
Project Managers Team Coordinator Montse Paredes +34935813209 montserrat.paredes@uab.cat
Project Managers Susana Aragón +34935814057 susana.aragon@uab.cat
Mònica Cervera +34935814061 monica.cervera@uab.cat
Vanessa del Pino +34935814267 vanessa.delpino@uab.cat
Noelia Donado +34935814061 noelia.donado@uab.cat
Belén Gómez +34935812854 mariabelen.gomez@uab.cat
Laura Jiménez +34935868666 laura.jimenez@uab.cat
Encarna Poncela +34935868827 encarna.poncela@uab.cat
Montse Ruiz +34935814647 montse.ruiz@uab.cat
Óscar Ruiz +34935814060 oscar.ruiz@uab.cat 
Marta Viana +34935868666 marta.viana@uab.cat
Administration Jesús Manuel Álvarez +34935814647 jesusmanuel.alvarez@uab.cat
Míriam Folch +34935868034 miriam.folch@uab.cat
Information management Eduard Sala +34935868062 eduard.sala@uab.cat

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The Valorisation and Patents Office at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona is responsible for managing the patents portfolio and promoting their transfer to the production sector. It has the following specific functions:
Competences and responsibilities:

  • Support services in protection strategies (IPR)
  • Assessment and protection of research results
  • Preparation of studies of patentability and technological vigilance
  • Assessment of research results: definition of trial-concept, search for funding, search for partners
  • Preparation of transfer agreements: drafting, reviewing and discussing conditions with third parties
  • Participation, together with PRUAB, in the process of commercialising and creating technology-based companies
  • Preparation, execution and delivery of UAB projects, within their own sector, which are financed by the administrations (PETRA, ACC1Ó, etc.)
  • Participation in national and international networks
  • Organisation of training workshops, information and awareness-raising in and out of the university community
Valorisation and Patents Office (Tech Transfer Office)
Position Name Contact
Valorisation and Patents Office (Tech Transfer Office) o.patents@uab.cat
Head of Office Xavier Vallvé +34935813231 xavier.vallve@uab.cat
IP and technology transfer managers Mikel Domingo +34935814648 mikel.domingo@uab.cat
Maite Ibern +34935813239 maite.ibern@uab.cat
Lucas Martín +34935813229 lucas.martin@uab.cat
Carlos Raga +34935813238 carlos.raga@uab.cat
Marta Tort +34935813222 marta.tort@uab.cat
Legal Advicer Sandra Vives +34935814393 sandra.vives.prieto@uab.cat
Administrative, economic and procedures support Miquel Costa +34935813435 miquel.costa@uab.cat
Carlota Sanromà +34935814588

carlota.sanroma@uab.cat

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Competences and responsibilities

  • Plan, manage and monitor strategic actions with surrounding institutions, addressed at fostering university research and transfer and contributing to territorial and regional development.
  • Plan university-specific research structures with the same objectives.

If you are interested in joining the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona/ UAB-CIE Sphere project on strategic research communities, please contact us:

Strategic Development
  Head Àngela Serrano +34935812916  
UAB Open Labs Coordination  Alfons Miàs +34659094428 openlabs@uab.cat
Design Lab Anna Alcón +34935814031 openlabs@uab.cat

Strategic Research Communities 

COREs UAB

CORE in Cultural Heritage Oriol Vicente +34935868744 core.patrimoni@uab.cat
CORE in Smart and Sustainable Cities Konstantinos Kourkoutas +34935868245 core.ciutats@uab.cat
CORE in Mental Health Sònia Sànchez +34935813337 core.salut.mental@uab.cat
CORE in Education and Employment Laura Palou +34935813083 core.educacio.ocupabilitat@uab.cat

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Competences and responsibilities:
The mission of the QAU is to support research on quality issues through counseling, auditing and inspection of UAB centers.

Promote the quality of our clients' products and services by giving support and assistance.
Promote interest in quality issues at the UAB, favoring standardization.
 
Quality Assurance Unit
Contact
ugq@uab.cat      +34.93.581.3578      +34.93.581.3146     

Head of Unit

Águeda Flores

Quality systems assessment and audit

Carme Alañá
Laura Martínez
Núria Pérez
Pilar Pérez
Núria Puig
Esther Sánchez

Administration

Emma Roig


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