The Maimonides Biomedical Research Institute of Cordoba (IMIBIC) is a health research institute founded in 2008 and based on an agreement between the Regional Ministry of Health, the Regional Ministry of Economy and the University of Cordoba. Another agreement between the founding entities was signed in 2015, to reinforce their commitment to consolidate IMIBIC as a biomedical research center of excellence. In 2011, IMIBIC was accredited as a Health Research Institute by the Spanish National Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII). Since then, the Institute has been re-accredited every five years, the latest exercise having successfully concluded in 2021.
As one of the 32 institutes in Spain recognized by the ISCIII, IMIBIC is a multidisciplinary research space where scientists from the academic and health care sectors work together to improve the health of citizens and boost the social and economic development in the province of Cordoba.
IMIBIC is managed by the Foundation for Biomedical Research of Cordoba (FIBICO), founded in 2007.