2016 tables: Institutions - life sciences

The 2016 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2015 Count 2015
1 Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain 74.75 312
2 Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Spain 20.47 86
3 Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), Spain 17.08 96
4 University of Barcelona (UB), Spain 16.22 122
5 Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Spain 13.95 46
6 Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Spain 13.16 79
7 Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII), Spain 12.12 123
8 Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain 10.85 51
9 Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH), Spain 7.99 22
10 University of Seville (US), Spain 7.23 31
11 Catalan Health Institute (ICS), Spain 6.26 51
12 University of Valencia (UV), Spain 5.97 25
13 Pablo de Olavide University (UPO), Spain 5.65 28
14 Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain 5.42 41
15 University of Salamanca (USAL), Spain 4.87 21
16 University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain 4.24 29
17 Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA), Spain 4.10 77
18 Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC), Spain 3.92 17
19 University of Navarra (UNAV), Spain 3.65 15
20 University of Murcia (UMU), Spain 3.03 9
21 Hospital del Mar, Spain 2.98 24
22 University of Oviedo (UniOvi), Spain 2.31 9
23 Regional Government of Andalusia, Spain 2.26 12
24 Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), Spain 2.11 9
25 Center for Cooperative Research in Biosciences (CIC bioGUNE), Spain 2.01 9
26 Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO), Spain 1.64 6
27 Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), Spain 1.50 32
28 National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA), Spain 1.41 7
29 University of Málaga (UMA), Spain 1.40 8
30 University of Zaragoza (Unizar), Spain 1.38 9
31 Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain 1.33 10
32 University of Cádiz (UCA), Spain 1.29 3
33 University of Granada (UGR), Spain 1.24 18
34 University of Vigo (UVIGO), Spain 1.24 5
35 University of Alcalá (UAH), Spain 1.17 11
36 University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), Spain 1.03 7
37 Centre for Cooperative Research in Biomaterials (CIC biomaGUNE), Spain 0.98 3
38 University of Cantabria (UC), Spain 0.84 14
39 University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain 0.80 9
40 Center of Regenerative Medicine in Barcelona (CMRB), Spain 0.79 1
41 University of Girona (UdG), Spain 0.74 7
42 University of Jaén (UJU), Spain 0.73 3
43 King Juan Carlos University (URJC), Spain 0.70 5
44 Virgen del Rocío University Hospital, Spain 0.69 10
45 University of Alicante (UA), Spain 0.67 2
46 University of Lleida (UDL), Spain 0.65 4
47 Grupo para la Evaluación de Nuevas Variedades de Cultivos Extensivos en España (GENVCE), Spain 0.63 5
48 Fundación Hospital Nacional de Parapléjicos, Spain 0.61 2
49 San Pablo CEU University (USPCEU), Spain 0.60 5
50 Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain 0.60 5
51 University of Cordoba (UCO), Spain 0.59 5
52 University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), Spain 0.57 7
53 Geological Survey of Spain (IGME), Spain 0.54 3
54 Hospital Doctor Peset Spanish, Spain 0.50 1
55 Centro de Investigación Biomédica EuroEspes (CIBE), Spain 0.48 3
56 Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe (CIPF), Spain 0.48 4
57 Asturias Central University Hospital (HUCA), Spain 0.46 7
58 Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), Spain 0.46 7
59 Rovira i Virgili University (URV), Spain 0.43 7
60 CEU Cardinal Herrera University, Spain 0.40 2
61 Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Spain 0.40 3
62 La Fe University Hospital, Spain 0.39 6
63 Sodercan, S.A., Spain 0.38 6
64 Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC), Spain 0.38 1
65 Servicio Madrileño de Salud (SERMAS), Spain 0.35 13
66 Abengoa S.A., Spain 0.33 1
67 Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valencia, Spain 0.33 5
68 Fundación para el Fomento de la Investigación Sanitaria y Biomédica de la Comunitat Valenciana (FISABIO), Spain 0.32 4
69 University of Valladolid (UVa), Spain 0.31 4
70 San Carlos Clinical Hospital (HCSC), Spain 0.29 6
71 Hospital Universitari Son Espases, Spain 0.29 5
72 Fundación de Investigación Sanitaria de las Islas Baleares Ramón Llull (FISIB), Spain 0.29 2
73 Teamlabs, Spain 0.25 1
73 Biobide SL (BBD Biophenix), Spain 0.25 1
74 Spanish National Research Centre for Human Evolution (CENIEH), Spain 0.24 4
75 Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL), Spain 0.24 1
76 University of La Laguna (ULL), Spain 0.23 3
77 University of Almeria (UAL), Spain 0.23 2
78 AbBcn S.L., Spain 0.23 1
79 Donostia University Hospital, Spain 0.22 8
80 University of León (ULE), Spain 0.21 1
81 HM Hospitales, Spain 0.21 4
82 University of Huelva (UHU), Spain 0.20 1
82 University of La Rioja (UR), Spain 0.20 1
82 Hospital Universitario Fundación Alcorcón, Spain 0.20 1
83 University of Extremadura (UEx), Spain 0.20 2
84 Hospital Regional Universitario de Málaga, Spain 0.19 4
85 Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA), Spain 0.19 2
86 University of Burgos (UBU), Spain 0.18 2
87 Reina Sofia Foundation, Spain 0.17 3
88 Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Victoria, Spain 0.17 3
89 CIC nanoGUNE Consolider, Spain 0.17 1
89 Catalan Institute of Climate Sciences (IC3), Spain 0.17 2
90 Hospital Universitario Santa Cristina, Spain 0.16 8
91 Valencia Catholic University Saint Vincent Martyr (UCV), Spain 0.16 3
92 Galician Health Service (SERGAS), Spain 0.15 4
93 National University of Distance Education (UNED), Spain 0.15 1
93 Immunostep, Spain 0.15 1
94 Biomol Informatics S.L., Spain 0.14 1
94 Junta de Castilla y León, Spain 0.14 1
95 nLife Therapeutics, S.L., Spain 0.13 1
96 Institut d'Estudis Catalans (IEC), Spain 0.13 9
97 CIC Energigune, Spain 0.13 1
97 AZTI-Tecnalia, Spain 0.13 1
98 Foundation IVI, Spain 0.12 2
99 IMDEA Institutes, Spain 0.12 2
100 University of Valencia Science Park, Spain 0.12 1
100 Igenomix S.L., Spain 0.12 1

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