GOYA is a survey of the high-redshift universe using EMIR, the NIR multi-object spectrograph on the 10-m Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC). Several scientific programmes use GOYA survey to address key questions on cosmological galaxy evolution including the star-formation history of low-mass star-forming galaxies, the mass assembly, stellar populations and IMF of the most massive galaxies, and the identification and characterization of the sources of cosmic reionization.

GOYA team is charged of the preparation of the Central Program of EMIR  making use of  Guaranteed Observational Time (GOT). It  is granted by GRANTECAN to the institutions participating in the EMIR project,
and signatories of the Letter of Agreement, in return to the efforts, dedications and investments spent during the lifetime of the project.