The Nursing and Healthcare Research Unit (Investén-isciii) of the “Instituto de Salud Carlos III” was created in 1996. Its objective is to promote research in health care in nursing and other related disciplines. Investén-isciii includes health-care professionals, mostly nurses, from all regions of Spain. The main activities of the Unit are to promote and coordinate multidisciplinary research in health care, and to encourage knowledge transfer to clinical practice, so the care provided in health institutions is of high quality and based on valid and reliable research results.
The Unit has collaboration agreements within the Spanish National Health System with institutions of all the regions, as well as with international institutions.