2019 tables: Institutions - NPO/NGO

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

2018 Institution Share 2017 Share 2018
1 Max Planck Society, Germany 745.16 773.55
2 Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany 507.16 503.23
3 Leibniz Association, Germany 186.23 199.08
4 Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Russia 175.45 196.77
5 Scripps Research, United States of America (USA) 148.14 140.12
6 Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), Spain 107.93 112.77
7 The Francis Crick Institute, United Kingdom (UK) 62.16 55.64
8 National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), United States of America (USA) 46.42 47.34
9 Carnegie Institution for Science (CIS), United States of America (USA) 49.58 45.29
10 Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI), Canada 50.72 43.18
11 Salk Institute for Biological Studies (Salk), United States of America (USA) 39.47 41.72
12 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), United States of America (USA) 29.72 41.71
13 Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), India 31.83 40.17
14 Pasteur Institute, France 38.3 38.67
15 HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus, United States of America (USA) 36.95 37.43
16 Wellcome Sanger Institute, United Kingdom (UK) 31.52 37.34
17 Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC), United States of America (USA) 30.49 32.99
18 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), United States of America (USA) 24.49 31.74
19 Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB), Belgium 22.86 27.01
20 Cluster of Excellence - Precision Physics, Fundamental Interactions and Structure of Matter (PRISMA), JGU, Germany 19.31 21.85
21 Fraunhofer Society, Germany 13.41 20.57
22 Vienna Biocenter (VBC), Austria 21.97 20.4
23 Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA), Spain 19.8 19.64
24 Cluster of Excellence - Munich Center for Integrated Protein Science Munich (CiPS-M), LMU, Germany 18.61 19.29
25 Ames Laboratory, United States of America (USA) 17.7 19.24
26 Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI), Australia 14.99 17.2
27 John Innes Centre (JIC), United Kingdom (UK) 19.07 17.07
28 Van Andel Research Institute (VAI), United States of America (USA) 8.37 16.61
29 Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Netherlands 15.7 16.58
30 Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP), United States of America (USA) 24.14 15.75
31 Curie Institute, France 14.03 15.61
32 Stowers Institute for Medical Research, United States of America (USA) 18.45 14.84
33 Gladstone Institutes, United States of America (USA) 8.5 14.62
34 Institut Laue Langevin (ILL), France 10.36 14.28
35 California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3), United States of America (USA) 13.88 13.85
36 Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), United States of America (USA) 15.1 13.82
37 Rudjer Boskovic Institute (RBI), Croatia 14.07 13.29
38 Cancer Research UK (CRUK), United Kingdom (UK) 9.55 11.64
39 International Solvay Institutes, Belgium 10 11.61
40 Center for High Pressure Science and Technology Advanced Research (HPSTAR), China 8.85 11.54
41 Champalimaud Foundation, Portugal 7.44 11.26
42 Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre (IMEC), Belgium 11.99 11.2
43 Ludwig Cancer Research, United States of America (USA) 10.59 11.11
44 Allen Institute, United States of America (USA) 7.65 11.01
45 La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI), United States of America (USA) 9.88 10.99
46 The Jackson Laboratory (JAX), United States of America (USA) 6.12 10.7
47 Simons Foundation, United States of America (USA) 2.35 10.68
48 The Wistar Institute, United States of America (USA) 10.33 9.82
49 Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia 6.92 9.5
50 CIC nanoGUNE Consolider, Spain 15.63 9.02
51 QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia 7.19 8.97
52 Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., Italy 8.92 8.92
53 National Interuniversity Consortium of Materials Science and Technology (INSTM), Italy 8.89 8.9
54 Oncode Institute, Netherlands 8.88
55 National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia, Slovenia 6.96 8.71
56 American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), United States of America (USA) 7.44 8.57
57 Cluster of Excellence - Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN), Uni Tübingen, Germany 6.52 8.53
58 Gulbenkian Science Institute (IGC), Portugal 6.88 8.5
59 Cluster of Excellence - Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (CFAED), TU Dresden, Germany 10.09 8.43
60 Institute of Molecular Biology gGmbH (IMB), Germany 5.85 8.35
61 Institute of Molecular Medicine (IMM), Portugal 5.02 8.17
62 Clinical Research Institute of Montreal (IRCM), Canada 6.01 7.98
63 Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), Netherlands 5.53 7.65
64 Babraham Institute, United Kingdom (UK) 9.04 7.64
65 Italian Foundation for Cancer Research (FIRC), Italy 7.46 7.22
66 Chan Zuckerberg Biohub (CZ Biohub), United States of America (USA) 2.06 6.42
67 Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), United States of America (USA) 4.34 6.18
68 Institute of Microbial Chemistry (IMC), Japan 10.05 6.17
69 Center for Cooperative Research in Biosciences (CIC bioGUNE), Spain 6.24 6.12
70 National Health Research Institutes (NHRI), Taiwan 5.74 5.89
71 Santa Fe Institute (SFI), United States of America (USA) 6.67 5.74
72 New York Genome Center (NYGC), United States of America (USA) 5.45 5.68
73 Planetary Science Institute (PSI), United States of America (USA) 5.97 5.56
74 Cluster of Excellence - Hamburg Center for Ultrafast Imaging (CUI), UHH, Germany 5.9 5.46
75 Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), Canada 6.24 5.39
76 Wetsus Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Water Technology, Netherlands 4.23 5.33
77 National Center for Theoretical Sciences (NCTS), Taiwan 3.83 5.31
78 Centre for Cooperative Research in Biomaterials (CIC biomaGUNE), Spain 5.62 5.25
79 Canadian Light Source Inc., Canada 3.38 4.97
80 Cluster of Excellence - Cologne Excellence Cluster on Cellular Stress Responses in Aging-Associated Diseases (CECAD), UoC, Germany 7.26 4.85
81 Bose Institute, India 2.49 4.77
82 Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Luxembourg 6.63 4.52
83 International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), Italy 4.24 4.51
84 Institute for Systems Biology (ISB), United States of America (USA) 2.4 4.48
85 Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), South Korea 2.59 4.44
86 International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria 3.65 4.41
87 Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR), Canada 3.16 4.29
88 Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF), United States of America (USA) 8.87 4.28
89 Field Museum of Natural History, United States of America (USA) 2.28 4.26
90 Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem), India 2.3 4.25
91 Center for Scientific Studies (CECs), Chile 4.16 4.23
92 Russian Quantum Center (RQC), Russia 3.06 4.11
93 Fondazione Piemontese per la Ricerca sul Cancro Onlus (FPRC), Italy 1.33 4.05
94 Cluster of Excellence - Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM), LMU, Germany 4.38 4
95 Ligue Contre Le Cancer, France 4.33 3.96
96 Raman Research Institute (RRI), India 5.54 3.92
97 European X-ray Free-Electron Laser Facility GmbH (XFEL), Germany 1.35 3.91
98 Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC), Norway 2.46 3.9
99 Jiangsu Collaborative Innovation Centre of Biomedical Functional Materials, NNU, China 3.9
100 Biomedical Sciences Research Centre Alexander Fleming (BSRC Fleming), Greece 2.86 3.88

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