About us

Transparency

Ikerbasque is responsible for building and sustaining the public trust through the transparency of our processes and the accountability of our organization.

We are committed to being sound stewards of public investments while responding to rapid changes in science and society. Ikerbasque regularly examines our processes and procedures, reaffirming a core principle of continuous improvement. This website shows the main information concerning our strategy, finances, corporate governance and procurement. 

Strategic information

Ikerbasque is the organisation promoted by the Basque Government to strengthen science in the Basque Country through programmes to attract and recruit researchers and to dynamise research, in cooperation with research centres and universities, while remaining committed to excellence. Our activities are guided by four-year Strategic Plans. Our  current Strategic Plan sets six strategic goals:

  1. To reinforce the Basque Science System through the recruitment of senior research staff.
  2. To offer a complete career path to consolidated researchers
  3. To promote a reserve of future scientific leaders for the Basque Science System
  4. To foster a connected and productive Ikerbasque scientific community
  5. To promote excellent, open and committed management
  6. To support the Basque Science System to achieve their goals

Download our 2018-2021 Strategic Plan

You can also check our previous Strategic Plans: 2014-20172010-2013 | 2007-2009 

Every year, Ikerbasque evaluates its performance and publishes a report containing its main results. You may check our Annual Reports: 20162015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 |

Regulation and Governance

Ikerbasque was established in 2007 as a Foundation and operates under Spanish and Basque legislation, and specifically the 9/2016 Act of Foundations of the Basque Country

Our updated Statutes are publicly available on the website of the Foundations Register (Basque Government).

Ikerbasque's Governing Board is the top managing committee of the Institution. Please visit the following link if you wish to know our Board Members:

Ikerbasque Governing Board

Financial statements

Download our Ikerbasque 2016 Financial Statements

You can also check our previous Financial Statements: 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 

These Financial statements include relevant information about:

Our financial statements are audited every year. You can check Auditor's Reports: 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 20132012

Our 2018 budget is also available.

Procurement

Ikerbasque follows the national and regional laws concerning public procurement and has complementarily set a public Procurement Policy to ensure accountable procurement processes. You can also visit our Contractor Profile in you wish further information about present and past contracts.

More information

Ikerbasque, as non profit foundation, wants to provide open and accessible information and data on our activities and operations. If you need any additional information, please contact us at ikerbasque@ikerbasque.net