2017 tables: Institutions - life sciences

The 2017 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2015 Share 2016 Count 2016 Change in Adjusted Share 2015-2016*
1 Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain 74.75 51.20 262 -29.5%
2 Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), Spain 17.08 22.89 112 37.8%
3 Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Spain 20.47 17.48 88 -12.1%
4 Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Spain 13.95 13.72 37 1.1%
5 University of Barcelona (UB), Spain 16.22 13.36 106 -15.3%
6 Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Spain 13.16 12.89 76 0.7%
7 Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC), Spain 3.92 11.53 30 203.0%
8 Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII), Spain 12.12 8.85 113 -24.9%
9 Catalan Health Institute (ICS), Spain 6.26 7.32 64 20.2%
10 Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain 5.42 6.26 43 18.8%
11 University of Salamanca (USAL), Spain 4.87 5.18 21 9.4%
12 Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain 10.85 4.60 43 -56.4%
13 University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain 4.24 4.52 28 9.8%
14 Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA), Spain 4.10 3.96 77 -0.4%
15 Center for Cooperative Research in Biosciences (CIC bioGUNE), Spain 2.01 3.88 18 98.2%
16 Pablo de Olavide University (UPO), Spain 5.65 3.72 23 -32.2%
17 University of Seville (US), Spain 7.23 3.36 18 -52.2%
18 University of La Laguna (ULL), Spain 0.23 3.14 6 1,285.0%
19 University of Oviedo (UniOvi), Spain 2.31 3.08 13 37.4%
20 University of Valencia (UV), Spain 5.97 2.98 17 -48.7%
21 Hospital del Mar, Spain 2.98 2.22 21 -23.2%
22 Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain 1.33 2.21 14 70.6%
23 University of Granada (UGR), Spain 1.24 1.89 12 56.2%
24 University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), Spain 1.03 1.70 8 70.2%
25 University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain 0.80 1.70 9 119.0%
26 National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA), Spain 1.41 1.68 9 22.7%
27 Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), Spain 1.50 1.68 34 15.1%
28 University of Navarra (UNAV), Spain 3.65 1.61 13 -54.6%
29 University of Alcalá (UAH), Spain 1.17 1.54 14 35.4%
30 Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), Spain 2.11 1.50 9 -26.7%
31 Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH), Spain 7.99 1.37 7 -82.3%
32 Regional Government of Andalusia, Spain 2.26 1.28 12 -41.6%
33 University of Extremadura (UEx), Spain 0.20 1.22 5 529.4%
34 University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), Spain 0.57 1.21 7 115.9%
35 University of Murcia (UMU), Spain 3.03 1.19 12 -59.6%
36 University of Zaragoza (Unizar), Spain 1.38 1.07 10 -20.0%
37 University of Valladolid (UVa), Spain 0.31 1.06 4 253.3%
38 King Juan Carlos University (URJC), Spain 0.70 0.95 4 41.1%
39 University of Lleida (UDL), Spain 0.65 0.90 4 42.1%
40 Rovira i Virgili University (URV), Spain 0.43 0.79 6 87.9%
41 University of Cantabria (UC), Spain 0.84 0.78 10 -4.4%
42 Public University of Navarre (UPNA), Spain 0.08 0.71 11 776.7%
43 University of Málaga (UMA), Spain 1.40 0.69 7 -49.5%
44 Grupo para la Evaluación de Nuevas Variedades de Cultivos Extensivos en España (GENVCE), Spain 0.63 0.63 6 3.3%
45 Charles III University of Madrid (UC3M), Spain 0.00 0.58 9 12,456.5%
46 Asturias Central University Hospital (HUCA), Spain 0.46 0.56 5 26.9%
47 Hospital Universitario Santa Cristina, Spain 0.16 0.56 8 249.1%
48 Andalusian Centre for Nanomedicine and Biotechnology (BIONAND), Spain 0.54 4 N/A
49 University of A Coruña (UDC), Spain 0.11 0.50 1 357.8%
50 IMDEA Institutes, Spain 0.12 0.49 5 327.6%
51 Igenomix S.L., Spain 0.12 0.48 3 320.5%
52 Centro de Investigacións Mariñas (CIMA), Spain 0.07 0.46 10 562.9%
53 CIC nanoGUNE Consolider, Spain 0.17 0.44 1 174.3%
54 Institut d'Estudis Catalans (IEC), Spain 0.13 0.44 8 256.8%
55 Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain 0.60 0.43 3 -25.9%
56 Basque Health System (BHS), Spain 0.05 0.42 9 802.6%
57 Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute (IJC), Spain 0.03 0.42 7 1,615.4%
58 University of Alicante (UA), Spain 0.67 0.40 2 -39.0%
58 Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO), Spain 1.64 0.40 1 -74.9%
59 Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM), Spain 0.09 0.39 6 346.5%
60 Barcelona Alzheimer Treatment and Research Center (ACE), Spain 0.03 0.38 1 1,456.3%
61 Hospital de Basurto, Spain 0.36 2 N/A
62 Hospital General Universitario Morales Meseguer, Spain 0.33 8 N/A
63 Centre for Cooperative Research in Biomaterials (CIC biomaGUNE), Spain 0.98 0.33 1 -64.9%
63 Hospital Ruber Internacional, Spain 0.08 0.33 1 311.5%
64 Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Spain 0.40 0.33 5 -14.5%
65 University of Cordoba (UCO), Spain 0.59 0.33 4 -43.2%
66 Donostia University Hospital, Spain 0.22 0.32 7 47.7%
67 Comillas Pontifical University (UPCO), Spain 0.31 4 N/A
68 Virgen del Rocío University Hospital, Spain 0.69 0.30 6 -55.2%
69 Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology (CIEMAT), Spain 0.08 0.28 4 251.0%
70 Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL), Spain 0.24 0.27 3 15.1%
71 Aragon Institute of Health Sciences (IACS), Spain 0.09 0.26 5 216.4%
72 Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe (CIPF), Spain 0.48 0.23 2 -49.7%
73 Foundation IVI, Spain 0.12 0.23 1 94.2%
74 Fundación Hospital Nacional de Parapléjicos, Spain 0.61 0.22 1 -62.6%
75 Genomics and Bioinformatics Platform of Andalusia (GBPA), Spain 0.21 1 N/A
76 Fundación Dr. Pedro Guillén, Spain 0.02 0.21 3 1,069.1%
77 Catalan Institute of Climate Sciences (IC3), Spain 0.17 0.20 1 23.4%
77 Associació Ornitològica Picampall de les Terres de l'Ebre (PICAMPALL), Spain 0.20 1 N/A
78 SOM Biotech (SOM), Spain 0.19 1 N/A
79 Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valencia, Spain 0.33 0.19 3 -41.2%
80 Fundación Centro Investigación Enfermedades Neurológicas (Fundación CIEN), Spain 0.18 2 N/A
81 Sodercan, S.A., Spain 0.38 0.18 4 -50.7%
82 Biomedical Research Center of Navarre (Navarrabiomed), Spain 0.07 0.18 9 162.9%
82 Miguel Servet Foundation, Spain 0.07 0.18 9 162.9%
82 Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra (CHN), Spain 0.07 0.18 9 162.9%
82 Instituto de Salud Pública y Laboral de Navarra (ISPLN), Spain 0.08 0.18 9 148.6%
83 Pharma Mar, S.A., Spain 0.18 1 N/A
84 CEU Cardinal Herrera University, Spain 0.40 0.17 1 -57.6%
84 Geological Survey of Spain (IGME), Spain 0.54 0.17 1 -68.3%
84 Fundación Conjunto Paleontológico de Teruel-Dinópolis, Spain 0.17 1 N/A
85 Quantitative Genomic Medicine Laboratories (qGenomics), SL, Spain 0.00 0.16 4 9,562.4%
86 ALBA Synchrotron, Spain 0.15 1 N/A
87 Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu, Spain 0.15 1 N/A
88 Servicio Madrileño de Salud (SERMAS), Spain 0.35 0.15 11 -56.5%
89 National University of Distance Education (UNED), Spain 0.15 0.14 3 -4.2%
90 Ferrer Internacional, Spain 0.14 1 N/A
91 Ramon Llull University (URL), Spain 0.09 0.14 2 56.5%
92 University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Spain 0.12 2 N/A
93 Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), Spain 0.46 0.12 5 -72.7%
94 University of La Rioja (UR), Spain 0.20 0.12 1 -40.7%
95 Jaume I University (UJI), Spain 0.10 0.11 2 15.4%
96 Valencian Institute of Agricultural Research (IVIA), Spain 0.09 0.11 1 25.7%
97 Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Victoria, Spain 0.17 0.11 3 -32.9%
98 Reina Sofia Foundation, Spain 0.17 0.10 4 -38.0%
99 AZTI-Tecnalia, Spain 0.13 0.10 1 -17.7%
99 Biosanitary Studies Center (CEB), Spain 0.10 1 N/A
99 National Park of the Sierra de Guadarrama, Spain 0.10 1 N/A
100 La Fe University Hospital, Spain 0.39 0.09 3 -74.9%

Footnote

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*The change in adjusted Share accounts for the small annual variation in the total number of articles in Nature Index journals. Share values have been adjusted to 2020 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.