The IGFAE is a research center created by the University of Santiago de Compostela and the Xunta de Galicia and officially originated on July 2, 1999. Since then, its mission is based on coordination and the promotion of scientific and technical research in several fields: High Energy Physics, Particle and Nuclear Physics and related segments such as Astrophysics, Medical Physics and Instrumentation.
The values of the center are explained by efficient performance in terms of scientific production, talent acquisition and fundraising, the launch of a new scenario that organizes research in terms of Strategic Research Areas (SA) and, finally, a high international activity, specifically within large experimental collaborations such as the LHC, GSI / FAIR, Pierre Auger Observatory and LIGO.
Likewise, the planning and dissemination of relationships and collaboration with large experimental facilities are of great importance for the institute.
IGFAE’s objectives include increasing the efficiency of research facilities and technological capabilities, implementing a responsible research strategy and adapting management to international best practices, among others.
In order to comply with the IGFAE’s vision, mission and values, the institute has developed a Code of Conduct to address, if necessary, sensitive situations that question its scientific integrity or manage internal conflicts.
In this section of its website, the IGFAE offers citizens access to public information in compliance with Law 1/2016, on Transparency, Access to Public Information and Good Governance and the USC transparency.