2019 tables: Institutions - life sciences

The 2019 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2017 Share 2018 Count 2018 Change in Adjusted Share 2017-2018*
1 Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain 55.56 53.02 301 -11.3%
2 Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), Spain 23.19 29.96 126 20.1%
3 Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII), Spain 11.80 15.54 173 22.5%
4 University of Barcelona (UB), Spain 13.32 15.41 134 7.5%
5 Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Spain 14.44 14.65 96 -5.7%
6 Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Spain 10.93 13.35 45 13.6%
7 Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Spain 9.55 11.05 77 7.6%
8 Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain 5.63 8.77 80 44.8%
9 Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC), Spain 9.75 7.90 35 -24.7%
10 Catalan Health Institute (ICS), Spain 5.38 6.78 77 17.2%
11 University of Valencia (UV), Spain 6.02 5.91 30 -8.8%
12 University of Seville (US), Spain 4.90 5.04 27 -4.3%
13 Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA), Spain 4.30 4.64 98 0.4%
14 Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH), Spain 4.08 4.54 15 3.3%
15 University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain 2.69 4.27 24 47.6%
16 University of Salamanca (USAL), Spain 3.70 3.88 19 -2.7%
17 University of Oviedo (UniOvi), Spain 1.92 3.62 21 75.4%
18 Center for Cooperative Research in Biosciences (CIC bioGUNE), Spain 4.46 3.60 18 -25.0%
19 Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain 4.07 3.32 48 -24.2%
20 University of Cantabria (UC), Spain 0.43 3.23 21 602.8%
21 Pablo de Olavide University (UPO), Spain 3.19 2.76 26 -19.6%
22 University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain 2.24 2.52 30 4.4%
23 Hospital del Mar, Spain 2.46 2.30 32 -13.1%
24 University of Zaragoza (Unizar), Spain 1.52 2.15 13 31.5%
25 University of Murcia (UMU), Spain 3.61 2.10 12 -45.9%
26 University of Navarra (UNAV), Spain 3.51 2.04 22 -45.8%
27 University of Granada (UGR), Spain 3.56 2.01 21 -47.5%
28 University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), Spain 0.66 2.01 9 182.6%
29 University of Cordoba (UCO), Spain 0.81 1.81 6 106.9%
30 Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), Spain 1.40 1.81 11 19.6%
31 Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain 1.37 1.60 19 8.3%
32 Rovira i Virgili University (URV), Spain 0.07 1.57 11 2,096.1%
33 University of Vigo (UVIGO), Spain 1.30 1.48 11 5.8%
34 University of Málaga (UMA), Spain 0.33 1.35 13 276.7%
35 Sodercan, S.A., Spain 0.05 1.33 10 2,493.6%
36 Fundación para el Fomento de la Investigación Sanitaria y Biomédica de la Comunitat Valenciana (FISABIO), Spain 0.18 1.24 7 552.2%
37 Regional Government of Andalusia, Spain 0.39 1.13 16 170.8%
38 Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), Spain 1.15 1.06 31 -14.1%
39 Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO), Spain 0.05 1.01 4 1,961.0%
40 IMDEA Institutes, Spain 0.08 1.00 3 1,004.6%
41 Virgen del Rocío University Hospital, Spain 0.51 0.97 12 78.2%
42 University of Lleida (UDL), Spain 0.04 0.94 6 2,174.6%
43 King Juan Carlos University (URJC), Spain 0.65 0.87 5 25.9%
44 Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC), Spain 0.01 0.85 4 6,374.3%
45 Oryzon Genomics, Spain 0.76 1 N/A
46 University of La Laguna (ULL), Spain 0.35 0.76 7 102.0%
47 University of Alicante (UA), Spain 1.34 0.75 6 -48.2%
48 University of La Rioja (UR), Spain 0.29 0.74 4 142.2%
49 Jaume I University (UJI), Spain 0.29 0.72 6 129.0%
50 University of Alcalá (UAH), Spain 0.63 0.72 17 5.5%
51 National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA), Spain 0.80 0.70 9 -18.7%
52 Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL), Spain 0.15 0.67 1 323.1%
53 Public University of Navarre (UPNA), Spain 0.52 0.66 12 19.0%
54 CIC nanoGUNE Consolider, Spain 1.48 0.64 1 -59.7%
55 University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), Spain 0.88 0.64 7 -32.2%
56 Grupo para la Evaluación de Nuevas Variedades de Cultivos Extensivos en España (GENVCE), Spain 0.31 0.62 10 84.7%
57 Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), Spain 0.19 0.62 12 206.7%
58 Fibrostatin S.L., Spain 0.56 1 N/A
59 Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe (CIPF), Spain 1.16 0.54 4 -56.9%
60 Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain 0.53 0.48 12 -16.2%
61 Reina Sofia Foundation, Spain 0.07 0.47 4 521.7%
62 Valencian Institute of Agricultural Research (IVIA), Spain 0.44 1 N/A
63 Progress and Health Foundation (FPS), Spain 0.43 4 N/A
64 AZTI-Tecnalia, Spain 0.29 0.40 2 26.7%
65 Barcelona Medical Agency (BMA), Spain 0.87 0.39 12 -57.9%
66 Servicio Madrileño de Salud (SERMAS), Spain 0.58 0.39 16 -37.9%
67 Charles III University of Madrid (UC3M), Spain 0.94 0.38 7 -62.7%
68 Basque Health System (BHS), Spain 0.17 0.37 9 106.5%
69 Centre de Recerca Matemàtica (CRM), Spain 0.58 0.36 1 -42.9%
70 Spanish National Research Centre for Human Evolution (CENIEH), Spain 0.03 0.34 3 1,180.3%
71 Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Spain 0.15 0.34 9 115.6%
72 Hospital General Universitario Morales Meseguer, Spain 0.59 0.34 5 -47.1%
73 University of León (ULE), Spain 0.48 0.34 2 -35.4%
74 Alfonso X el Sabio University (UAX), Spain 0.33 1 N/A
75 Hospital Durán i Reynals, Spain 0.15 0.33 2 102.0%
76 Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valencia, Spain 0.21 0.32 5 40.6%
77 Government of Navarra, Spain 0.31 3 N/A
78 Institut d'Estudis Catalans (IEC), Spain 0.31 0.31 8 -8.5%
79 Center of Regenerative Medicine in Barcelona (CMRB), Spain 0.15 0.30 1 87.2%
80 University of Cádiz (UCA), Spain 0.58 0.29 4 -53.7%
81 Biomedical Research Center of Navarre (Navarrabiomed), Spain 0.52 0.29 10 -47.9%
82 National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA), Spain 0.29 2 N/A
83 Red de Investigación Renal (REDINREN), Spain 0.01 0.28 1 2,463.2%
84 University of Almeria (UAL), Spain 0.28 3 N/A
85 Centro de Investigacións Mariñas (CIMA), Spain 0.23 0.26 10 6.1%
85 Instituto de Salud Pública y Laboral de Navarra (ISPLN), Spain 0.23 0.26 10 6.1%
85 Miguel Servet Foundation, Spain 0.23 0.26 10 6.1%
85 Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra (CHN), Spain 0.23 0.26 10 6.1%
86 National University of Distance Education (UNED), Spain 0.25 2 N/A
87 Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM), Spain 0.42 0.25 3 -44.3%
88 University of Extremadura (UEx), Spain 0.21 0.25 2 7.4%
89 CEU Cardinal Herrera University, Spain 0.13 0.23 3 62.7%
90 Donostia University Hospital, Spain 0.00 0.22 7 5,546.9%
91 Aragon Institute of Health Sciences (IACS), Spain 0.01 0.22 4 1,444.6%
92 Research Centers of Catalonia (CERCA), Spain 0.14 0.20 2 34.8%
93 ALBA Synchrotron, Spain 0.17 0.20 1 11.6%
93 Center for Disaster and Emergency Management (CEDEM), Spain 0.20 1 N/A
94 Tecnalia Corporación Tecnológica, Spain 0.19 2 N/A
95 Asturias Central University Hospital (HUCA), Spain 0.15 0.19 2 18.4%
96 Igenomix S.L., Spain 0.04 0.19 3 354.5%
97 PCB-PRBB Animal Facility Alliance, Spain 0.08 0.19 2 123.9%
98 San Pablo CEU University (USPCEU), Spain 0.29 0.18 1 -43.2%
99 HM Hospitales, Spain 0.38 0.18 3 -56.9%
100 University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia (UVic-UCC), Spain 0.08 0.17 8 93.4%

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.