The high number of communication and dissemination activities extensively prove the impact of all IDAEA research results on society and on the new worldwide concept of ONE HEALTH.

“One Health is an integrated, unifying approach that aims to sustainably balance and optimize the health of people, animals and ecosystems”, World Health Organisation

All knowledge generated by IDAEA researchers is expected to impact present and future society through different transfer activities:


IDAEA’s multidisciplinary approach focuses on providing policy-driving research data to recommend best practices, methods, data, and models scientifically validated. In the period 2018 to 2022, 21 policy documents have been developed with 66% international impact.

In 2023, IDAEA participated in the CSIC Science 4 Policy reports of plastic pollution, droughts and wildfires for the development of politics based on scientific evidence:









Other examples:

IDAEA Policies 2018-2022



IDAEA jointly with Universitat de Barcelona (UB) coordinates the Master’s Degree in Hydrogeology and Modelling (MHGM, 2022-2024)

IDAEA has Educational Agreements with most of the regional, national, and international Universities to host students to develop their Final Degree projects, Master’s Thesis, and Doctoral Thesis. We offer short research stages for doctoral students to come to IDAEA to learn from all our knowledge and expertise or to use some of our state-of-the-art equipment and technologies.

National and international universities with which IDAEA has education agreements


As part of the research outputs from IDAEA research projects and scientific collaborations are the writing of Guides and Recommendations for stakeholders and end-users. The dissemination material as well as the inclusive and specific language are always key to achieving the expected societal impact. In the period 2018 to 2022, a total of 19 guides have been elaborated with 74% international impact.

Some examples:

IDAEA Guides 2018-2022



The expertise of IDAEA researchers in environmental science embodies our shared vision of creating healthier, safer, and more sustainable societies, with more sustainable living conditions. Thus, IDAEA offers all this expertise as the principle tacit knowledge transfer activity mainly to public entities and administration and in some cases to private organisations to solve their needs.

Some of the expertise and advisory activities:

  • IDAEA is acting as a “developer in the validation process of an alternative method for the identification of compounds with the ability to alter the thyroid system. This is method 7a “Measurement of intrafollicular thyroxine (T4) using zebrafish eleutheroembryos“, and the body responsible for the validation process is the EU Reference Laboratory for alternatives to animal testing (EURL ECVAM), which belongs to the JCR. As a method developer, IDAEA has actively participated in the drafting of the SOP and provided advice to the laboratory responsible for the validation.
  • Advisor on modification nº1 of the service contract for the physical-chemical control of groundwater bodies in the Ebro basin (Spain, 2021)
  • Consultant to evaluate the award of contract for the analysis of pollutants in groundwater in the Jucar basin. Jucar Hydrographic Confederation (Spain)
  • Assessing policy actions on air quality and vehicle emissions as experts in European Commission and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)



IDAEA researchers are participating in the board of directors, presidents, advisory board, or as chairs or vice-chairs, founders, delegates, or members in 57 organisations and committees, 65% at the international level.

Some of them are:

  • Member of the European Chemicals Agency
  • Member of the Technical Advisory Group of Air Quality Experts’ groups of the World Health Organisation (since 2020)
  • Vice-chair of the Scientific Bureau of the European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme, Concentration for the Long-Range Transport of Air Pollutants (since 2011)
  • Delegate for the Division of Environmental Chemistry of the European Chemical Society, representing the Catalan Society of Chemistry (since 2020)
  • Coordinator of the Mercure Network funded by CYTED (Ibero-American Programme on Science and Technology for Development, since 2021)
  • Member and CSIC contact of competence at European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA) for EFSA’s Mission on “pesticides”, “chemical contaminants” and “food additives” included in article 36 list (since 2018).
  • Representation in the NORMAN Network of reference laboratories, research centres, and related organisations for monitoring of emerging environmental substances

IDAEA International Organisations

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