Alliances and networks
Networks, alliances and institutional appointments
Our organization is part of the leading Global Networks within our areas of expertise, and has entered into collaborative agreements with national and international centers of excellence.
It is important to highlight the institutional alliances that have been forged to meet our strategic objectives:
- The IECS was acknowledged as a Center by the Fogarty International Center of the U.S. National Institute of Health.
- The IECS is a member of the INAHTA (International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment), which is made up of 43 agencies devoted to the assessment of health technologies in 21 countries.
- The IECS is one of the Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Centers (CERTC) of the International Clinical Epidemiology Network (INCLEN).
- The IECS hosts the Argentine Cochrane Center IECS, which belongs to the Iberoamerican Cochrane Network, an international not-for-profit organization aimed at preparing, updating and promoting the accessibility of systematic reviews.
- The IECS coordinates the activities of the Southern Cone American Center of Excellence for Cardiovascular Health (the, CESCAS for its Spanish acronym), which was created in2009 through an initiative of the NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). The objectives of the CESCAS are to carry out research projects, train researchers in the field of cardiovascular health and promote healthy lifestyles.
- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has acknowledged the IECS asCenter of Excellence for research in decision making about vaccination in Latin America and the Caribbean.
- Our Division of Health Technology Assessment and Economic Evaluation was appointed to become a PAHO/WHO Collaborative Center for the Assessment of Health Technologies.
- The IECS chairs a Forum on Quality and Patient Safety attended by the most important Argentine university hospitals.
- The IECS is one of the sites included in the Global Network for Women´s and Children´s Health Research of the NICHHD/NIH.