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

Vice-Rector for Research and Transference
Dr. Armand Sánchez 
Secretary
Rosa Sobrino                        +34 93 581 1832

Vice-Rector for Innovation and Strategic Projects
Dr. Rosa Maria Sebastián
Secretary
Isabel Blasco                       +34 93 581 2810


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Armand SŠnchez - vr Recerca i TransferŤncia

Dr Armand Sanchez
Professor of Animal Production

Functions:

  • Policies relating to research, transference and research staff.
  • Policies relating to fostering innovation and monitoring strategic projects.
  • Director of the School for Doctoral Studies.
  • Executive management of the UAB Research Park.
  • Coordination of the UAB research units.
  • Coordination of scientific-technological services.
  • Relations with research centres of an independent legal status that participate with or are affiliated to the UAB.
  • Responsible for the Quality-Assurance Unit.

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

Short curriculum
Professor of Animal Production in the Department of Animal and Food Science of the UAB. He is Head of the Department of Animal Genetics and Deputy Director of the Agrigenomics Research Centre (CRAG, the CSIC-IRTA-UAB-UB consortium), Director of the Molecular Genetics Veterinary Service (SVGM), member of the TECNIO d’ACC1O network, leader of the consolidated research group Veterinary Molecule Genetic Improvement and founder of Vetgenomics, the first new technology-based company (NEBT) of the UAB.

He is an elected member of the Senate, of the Governing Council and of the Knowledge Transfer and Strategic Projects Committee of the UAB. He has been a member of the Teaching and Research Staff Board, Vice Dean of the Faculty of veterinary medicine, Head of the Department of Animal and Food Science and rector’s delegate for Personnel and Relations with Social Agents (2002-2008).

He has supervised 19 PhD theses and taken part in 32 projects both at home and in Europe in the area of animal genomics, as well as being responsible for more than 70 R&D agreements with companies and government agencies. His research centres on the genetic characterisation of characters of productive interest and on the development of new analytical tools for veterinary molecular diagnosis. He has been a member of the Spanish national Evaluation Commission for Research Activity (CNEAI) and Deputy Chair of the Spanish Genetics Society.

Armand Sanchez's CV at ORCID

 

Javier Lafuente - vr Innovaciů i Projectes EstratŤgics

Dr Javier Lafuente
Professor of Chemical Engineering

Functions:

  • Policies relating to fostering innovation and monitoring strategic projects.
  • Executive management of the UAB Research Park.
  • Coordination of scientific-technological services.
  • Relations with research centres of an independent legal status that participate with or are affiliated to the UAB.
  • Responsible for the Quality-Assurance Unit.

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

Short curriculum
Professor of Chemical Engineering at the School of Engineering of the UAB. He is Director of the Technology Centre for the Comprehensive Treatment of Gas Emissions, and Liquid and Solid Waste (BIO-GLS), a member of the TECNIO d’ACC1O network and head of the consolidated research group on Treatment of Liquid and Gas Waste  (GENOCOV). He has spent research periods at Massachusetts Institute of Technolo­gy, the University of California and the Illinois Institute of Technology.

He was Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering from 2004-2010. He is a member of different evaluation committees for teaching staff and research projects. He has coordinated the Chemical Engineering degree and has been rector’s delegate at the University School for the Environment (EUPMA) in Mollet del Vallès. He has also been a member of the Finance and Organisation, and International Committees.

He has supervised 15 PhD theses and has taken part in 25 projects both at home and in Europe in the areas of biotechnology and, especially, environment. He has also taken part in more than 50 R&D agreements with companies and government agencies and has been the leading researcher in 30 of them. His research is centred on environmental engineering and, more specifically, on the design and use of biological systems for the treatment of gas and liquid waste. As a result of this activity he has published more than 130 indexed articles.

Javier Lafuente's CV at 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 2083

 


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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 Coordination of Scientific and technical services
Position Name Contact
Head of Unit Melchor Cruz

unitat.coord.sct@uab.cat

+34 93 586 8977 

Administration

Mateu Company

 

unitat.coord.sct@uab.cat

+34 93 586 8994

Administration Maria Teresa García

unitat.coord.sct@uab.cat

+34 93 586 8739

Administration Consuelo García

unitat.coord.sct@uab.cat

+34 93 586 8739

 

 

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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

Roser Garcimartín

Rosa Solé

Samantha Curopos

Carmen Ferrando

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

Andreu Grau

Esther Díez

Dani Medina

Marc Creus

+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

Eva Jové

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    opi@uab.cat 
 
Head of Office 
   Núria Claver    +34 93 581 2940    nuria.claver@uab.cat
 
Project Advisors 
   Xavier Biarnés    +34 93 581 2077    xavier.biarnes@uab.cat 
   Silvia Bronsoms    +34 93 581 3752    silvia.bronsoms@uab.cat 
   Alejandra Campos    +34 93 581 4964    alejandra.campos@uab.cat 
   Verónica Colombo    +34.93 586 8630    veronica.colombo@uab.cat 
   Elena Gabarra    +34 93 581 1363    elena.gabarra@uab.cat 
   Paqui Rabadán    +34.93 581 3752    francisca.rabadan@uab.cat 
   Dulce Tienda    + 34 93 581 4267    dulce.tienda@uab.cat 
 
Project managers Team Coordinator
   Montse Paredes    +34 93 581 3209    montserrat.paredes@uab.cat 
 
Project managers
   Susana Aragón    +34 93 581 4057    susana.aragon@uab.cat
   Mònica Cervera    +34 93 581 4061    monica.cervera@uab.cat 
   Vanessa del Pino    +34 93 581 4267    vanessa.delpino@uab.cat 
   Belén Gómez    +34 93 581 2854    mariabelen.gomez@uab.cat 
   Laura Jiménez   +34 93 583 8666   laura.jimenez@uab.cat 
   Encarna Poncela    +34.93 586 8827    encarna.poncela@uab.cat 
   Montse Ruiz    +34 93 581 4647    montse.ruiz@uab.cat 
   Óscar Ruiz    +34 93 581 4060    oscar.ruiz@uab.cat 
   Marta Viana    +34.93 586 8666    marta.viana@uab.cat 

   
Administration 
   Jesús Manuel Álvarez    +34 936 581 4647    jesusmanuel.alvarez@uab.cat     
   Míriam Folch    +34 93 586 8034    miriam.folch@uab.cat

Gestió de la informació
   Eduard Sala    +34 93 581 8062   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)     o.patents@uab.cat
 
Head of Office
Xavier Vallvé   +34 93 581 3231    xavier.vallve@uab.cat

IP and technology transfer managers
Mikel Domingo    +34 93 581 4648    mikel.domingo@uab.cat
Maite Ibern   +34 93 581 3239    maite.ibern@uab.cat
Lucas Martín   +34 93 581 3229    lucas.martin@uab.cat
Carlos Raga   +34 93 581 3238    carlos.raga@uab.cat
Marta Tort   +34 93 581 3222    marta.tort@uab.cat

Legal Advicer
Sandra Vives   +34 93 581 4393    sandra.vives.prieto@uab.cat

Administrative, economic and procedures support
Miquel Costa   +34 93 581 3435 miquel.costa@uab.cat
Carlota Sanromà    +34 93 581 4588    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:


Head
Àngela Serrano    +34 93 581 2916
 
Coordination 
    Alfons Miàs    +34 65 909 4428    alfons.mias@uab.cat
Disign Lab
    Anna Alcón    +34 93 581 4031    anna.alcon@uab.cat
 
CORE in Cultural Heritage
    Oriol Vicente    +34 93 586 8744    core.patrimoni@uab.cat
CORE in Smart and Sustainable Cities
  Konstantinos Kourkoutas    +34 93 586 8245    core.ciutats@uab.cat
CORE in Mental Health
    Sònia Sànchez    +34 93 581 3337    core.salut.mental@uab.cat
CORE in Education and Employment
    Laura Palou    +34 93 581 3083   core.educacio.ocupabilitat@uab.cat 

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Competences and responsibilities:

  • Propose, prepare and manage the university's strategic projects
  • Offer assessment to the Vice Rector for Innovation and Strategic Projects and the Vice Rector for Research and Transference
Strategic Projects
Position Name Contact
Head Xavier Ariño

projectes.estrategics@uab.cat

+34 93 581 4959

Strategic Projects Management

Begoña Miñarro

Marta López

+34 93 581 4907

+34 93 586 8035


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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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