Innovative and Translational Research
The Cyprus Institute of Neurology & Genetics maintains the largest and most technologically developed research infrastructure in Cyprus in the sectors of Neurology, Genetics and Biomedical and Medical Sciences. The Institute makes important contributions towards basic and translational research through research grants awarded.
A great number of competitive research projects run at the Institute each year, through funding organizations in Cyprus and abroad. The results of the successful completion of research programs are depicted in the number of publications in international peer review scientific journals and books.
Some of the research programs carried out have great impact on our society i.e. clinical trials, drug discovery, development of novel diagnostic procedures, novel gene therapy approaches, etc. Some of these have huge international impact leading to the development of patents and transfer to the clinical world through commercialized innovative products.
The Cyprus Institute of Neurology & Genetics, through its subsidiary company, CING Innovations Ltd, supports the creation of spin-off companies for the development of novel ideas of its scientific staff, into commercially viable products/services.
CING has established many international research collaborations with universities and research institutes abroad.
HR Excellence in Research
The European Commission, on 20 November 2012, acknowledged The Cyprus Institute of Neurology & Genetics for the progress it has made in its Human Resource Strategy for Researchers implementing The European Charter for Researchers and The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Charter & Code) and officially awarded CING the “HR Excellence in Research” logo. The logo "HR Excellence in Research" identifies the institutions and organisations as providers and supporters of a stimulating and favourable working environment for researchers.
The Charter & Code consists of 40 general principles and requirements which specify the roles, responsibilities and entitlements of researchers as well as of employers and/or funders of research. It provides a framework for the career management of researchers and promotes open and transparent recruitment and appraisal procedures.
The ‘HR Strategy for Researchers’ supports research institutions and funding organizations in the implementation of the Charter & Code in their policies and practices. The concrete implementation of the Charter & Code by research institutions renders them more attractive to researchers looking for a new employer or for a host for their research project. Funding organisazations implementing the Charter & Code principles contribute to the attractiveness of their national research systems and to the attractiveness of the European Research Area more generally.