The purpose of CIBERDEM is to increase the quality and scientific productivity in the field of diabetes, focusing on promoting knowledge and technology transfer from basic research to clinical practice. To that end, CIBERDEM implements and develops strategic transverse projects in extremely diverse fields such as epidemiology ( study), telemedicine (Telemed-diabetes study) or nutrition (Pilchardus study). It also participates in European projects and inter-CIBER projects and develops internal CIBERDEM projects.

These projects allow working collaboratively on complex issues relating to diabetes and associated metabolic diseases, obtaining results which the research groups would not be able to achieve independently.