REDISSEC is a new research structure that brings together 14 research groups and approximately 240 researchers with previous experience in cooperative research. The structure of REDISSEC is defined by two main components: the research groups that contribute with their strengths and activities, and the research programmes that will be developed between 2013 and 2021. Most of the groups are clearly multidisciplinary and have developed different strengths and lines of research.
In addition, the diversity of institutions supporting these research groups broadens the perspective of analysis and offers the possibility of improving both the selection of topics for research and the transfer of research products.
A three-tier organization is proposed to ensure effective management of REDISSEC. The strategic level will be the responsibility of the Steering Committee, made up of the leaders of all the research groups, supported by an External Council of Advisors that will provide scientific advice and strategic guidance to the Network. The executive level will be represented by this Steering Committee, supported by the Research, Training and Dissemination Commissions. At a more operational level, two scientific programmes have been developed focusing on “Characterization of chronicity and assessment of healthcare performance and health policy strategies in chronic care” and “Comparative effectiveness and cost-effectiveness in Chronic Care”.
The activity of the network and the products and results expected from each area of work of REDISSEC will be based on a set of cooperative research projects, extended with the development of new research proposals to be presented both to the Instituto de Salud Carlos III of Spain and to the European Commission.