Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación

Training and Mobility Programme


José A. Barrabés, MD, PhD

Unidad Coronaria, Servicio de Cardiología

Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron

Pg. Vall d'Hebron 119

08035 Barcelona, Spain

Overall aim

  • To train young people to become the cardiovascular researchers of the future in order to improve society’s cardiovascular health.

Specific aims

  • To train tomorrow’s leaders. To identify and support young people able to become CIBERCV Principle Investigators.
  • To train young cardiologists in basic research and young basic researchers in the relevance of clinical problems.
  • To identify clinically relevant issues to be tackled by basic research (DRIVING FORCE of discoveries)


  • Annual call for “Jordi Soler-Soler” contracts for young researchers
  • Support for obtaining contracts for young researchers by means of co-financing schemes.
  • Intra-CIBERCV mobility plan to foster short stays by researchers between CIBERCV institutions (1-2 weeks)
  • Extra-CIBERCV mobility plan to support stays of CIBERCV researchers at the world’s main clinical and research centres for 3-4 months.
  • Organisation and support for training researchers by means of workshops and specific courses.