National Institute of Health (ISS)

Contact Information

Prof. Silvio Brusaferro
Ms. Raffaella Bucciardini
+39 06

Viale Regina Elena 299
Rome, 00161

The Istituto Superiore di Sanità (National Institute of Health), also ISS, is an Italian public institution that, as the leading technical-scientific body of the Italian National Health Service, performs research, trials, control, counseling, documentation and training for public health. The Institute is under the supervision of the Ministero della Salute (Ministry of Health).


  • Environment and Primary Prevention
  • Cell Biology and Neurosciences
  • Haematology, Oncology and Molecular Medicine
  • Therapeutic Research and Medicines Evaluation
  • Infectious, Parasitic and Immune-Mediated Diseases
  • Veterinary Public Health and Food Safety
  • Technology and Health

National centres

  • National AIDS Centre
  • National Centre for Chemical Substances
  • National Centre for Epidemiology, Surveillance and Health Promotion
  • Centre for Immunobiologicals Research and Evaluation
  • National Centre for Rare Diseases
  • Evaluation and Accreditation Body
  • National Blood Centre
  • National Transplant Centre

Technical services

  • Service for Biotechnology and Animal Welfare
  • Data Management, Documentation, Library and Publishing Activities