Fundacion para la Formacion e Investigacion Sanitarias de la Region de Murcia - The Foundation for Health Research and Training in the Region of Murcia (FFIS), is a public non-profit organization constituted by the Autonomous Community Region of Murcia in 2005 and depends on the Ministry of Health of the Region.
Key activities of the organization are the knowledge management, research and management of innovation projects in the biomedical field. It is responsible for managing the continuous education of 19.000 professionals of the Servicio Murciano de Salud (SMS) for promotion, development, management and dissemination of biomedical research programs and management of regional research structures in institutions and health centres. It also develops and implements new health innovation programs for all citizens at the Region of Murcia.
As part of its objectives, the FISS has worked internationally in an active way in the development of several European projects, in the roles of: partners, evaluation committee and work-package leader.. FISS is currently managing approximately 750 research and training projects with the active support and funding from various national and international sources.
In ProEmpower, FFIS will be responsible for the management of the Murcia pilot site and for various support services to SMS. Furthermore, FFIS are task leader for ethics & data protection management.