The Hospital October 12 has a Research Institute October 12 as center of reference in the multidisciplinary biomedical research in the field of clinical and translational research at national and international level.
The Institute has the objective for the generation and dissemination of knowledge, making a commitment to the promotion of innovation and the rapid and efficient transfer of results to the clinic with Special emphasis on clinical practice, for the development of new diagnostic methods and treatment of diseases with the highest incidence in the population, develop research activities in the priority lines, enhancing collaboration and cooperation with other centers and research groups. It has 54 research groups that focus their activities on major areas:
Neuroscience, Infectious Diseases and Immunity, Large System Diseases, Cancer and human molecular Genetics, Surgery, Transplants.

The Foundation for biomedical Research is responsible for the management of research Hospital and Institute