2020 tables: Institutions - life sciences

The 2020 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2018 Share 2019 Count 2019 Change in Adjusted Share 2018-2019*
1 Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain 53.02 62.27 360 16.8%
2 Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), Spain 29.96 27.31 105 -9.4%
3 University of Barcelona (UB), Spain 15.41 18.34 161 18.3%
4 Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII), Spain 15.54 14.70 160 -6.0%
5 Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Spain 11.05 11.84 81 6.6%
6 Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Spain 14.65 11.38 105 -22.8%
7 Catalan Health Institute (ICS), Spain 6.78 10.07 89 47.7%
8 Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Spain 13.35 9.94 33 -26.0%
9 Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC), Spain 7.90 8.66 28 9.0%
10 Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain 8.77 6.80 87 -22.9%
11 Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH), Spain 4.54 6.13 26 34.2%
12 University of Navarra (UNAV), Spain 2.04 5.23 21 154.3%
13 University of Murcia (UMU), Spain 2.10 5.04 18 138.5%
14 Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA), Spain 4.64 4.81 101 3.0%
15 Center for Cooperative Research in Biosciences (CIC bioGUNE), Spain 3.60 4.58 17 26.5%
16 University of Salamanca (USAL), Spain 3.88 4.03 25 3.3%
17 University of Seville (US), Spain 5.04 3.55 21 -29.9%
18 University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain 2.52 3.32 28 31.2%
19 University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain 4.27 3.21 22 -25.2%
20 King Juan Carlos University (URJC), Spain 0.87 3.18 15 262.1%
21 Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain 3.32 3.10 44 -7.1%
22 University of Granada (UGR), Spain 2.01 3.10 24 53.1%
23 Pablo de Olavide University (UPO), Spain 2.76 3.01 25 8.6%
24 Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain 1.60 2.63 24 63.5%
25 University of La Laguna (ULL), Spain 0.76 2.49 13 225.4%
26 University of Valencia (UV), Spain 5.91 2.48 23 -58.3%
27 University of Málaga (UMA), Spain 1.35 1.97 13 45.1%
28 National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA), Spain 0.70 1.93 18 174.6%
29 Hospital General Universitario Morales Meseguer, Spain 0.34 1.84 13 445.1%
30 University of Oviedo (UniOvi), Spain 3.62 1.80 14 -50.7%
31 Hospital del Mar, Spain 2.30 1.66 24 -28.3%
32 Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), Spain 1.06 1.62 38 51.9%
33 University of Zaragoza (Unizar), Spain 2.15 1.62 13 -24.9%
34 University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), Spain 2.01 1.62 13 -19.8%
35 Fundación Rioja Salud, Spain 1.43 4 N/A
36 University of Vigo (UVIGO), Spain 1.48 1.34 11 -9.7%
37 University of Girona (UdG), Spain 0.16 1.33 8 736.3%
38 Barcelona Medical Agency (BMA), Spain 0.39 1.30 12 228.9%
39 University of Alcalá (UAH), Spain 0.72 1.20 16 67.2%
40 Rovira i Virgili University (URV), Spain 1.57 1.17 15 -25.8%
41 Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), Spain 1.81 1.12 10 -38.4%
42 Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology (CIEMAT), Spain 0.01 1.10 5 9,708.4%
43 University of Lleida (UDL), Spain 0.94 1.03 15 9.3%
44 University of Cádiz (UCA), Spain 0.29 1.03 6 250.6%
45 Regional Government of Andalusia, Spain 1.13 0.95 10 -16.2%
46 Igenomix S.L., Spain 0.19 0.91 3 381.7%
47 Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), Spain 0.62 0.80 13 27.7%
48 University of Alicante (UA), Spain 0.75 0.78 9 3.7%
49 Oryzon Genomics, Spain 0.76 0.78 1 1.5%
50 Biomedical Research Center of Navarre (Navarrabiomed), Spain 0.29 0.77 14 164.8%
51 University of A Coruña (UDC), Spain 0.08 0.75 8 870.9%
52 Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe (CIPF), Spain 0.54 0.74 4 37.3%
53 Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain 0.48 0.73 10 52.3%
54 Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC), Spain 0.85 0.73 4 -14.5%
55 Servicio Madrileño de Salud (SERMAS), Spain 0.39 0.68 21 75.2%
56 University of Valladolid (UVa), Spain 0.07 0.65 6 818.8%
57 University of Cordoba (UCO), Spain 1.81 0.64 9 -64.6%
58 Nebrija University, Spain 0.60 4 N/A
59 University of Extremadura (UEx), Spain 0.25 0.56 7 128.1%
60 Grupo para la Evaluación de Nuevas Variedades de Cultivos Extensivos en España (GENVCE), Spain 0.62 0.56 11 -10.2%
61 University of Cantabria (UC), Spain 3.23 0.54 15 -83.3%
62 Galician Health Service (SERGAS), Spain 0.08 0.52 13 519.0%
63 Institut d'Estudis Catalans (IEC), Spain 0.31 0.52 12 68.8%
64 Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Spain 0.34 0.51 15 49.1%
65 Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL), Spain 0.67 0.51 5 -24.2%
66 Servicio Canario de la Salud (SCS), Spain 0.03 0.50 1 1,774.8%
66 Ramon Llull University (URL), Spain 0.07 0.50 1 622.9%
67 Valencian Institute of Agricultural Research (IVIA), Spain 0.44 0.48 2 7.9%
68 Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM), Spain 0.25 0.48 5 88.6%
69 University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Spain 0.16 0.45 7 187.9%
70 La Fe University Hospital, Spain 0.11 0.43 6 276.7%
71 Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO), Spain 1.01 0.39 4 -61.2%
72 Andalusian Centre for Nanomedicine and Biotechnology (BIONAND), Spain 0.39 2 N/A
73 Public University of Navarre (UPNA), Spain 0.66 0.39 14 -41.9%
74 Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra (CHN), Spain 0.26 0.39 15 45.6%
75 ALBA Synchrotron, Spain 0.20 0.36 4 81.3%
76 IMDEA Institutes, Spain 1.00 0.35 7 -64.7%
77 University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia (UVic-UCC), Spain 0.17 0.35 5 100.2%
78 University of La Rioja (UR), Spain 0.74 0.35 3 -53.5%
79 Reina Sofia Foundation, Spain 0.47 0.34 9 -28.5%
80 University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), Spain 0.64 0.33 6 -48.5%
81 Virgen del Rocío University Hospital, Spain 0.97 0.33 11 -66.2%
82 Jaume I University (UJI), Spain 0.72 0.31 6 -56.5%
83 Fundación Centro Investigación Enfermedades Neurológicas (Fundación CIEN), Spain 0.30 4 N/A
84 Sodercan, S.A., Spain 1.33 0.29 5 -78.7%
85 European University of Madrid (UEM), Spain 0.03 0.28 4 1,023.2%
86 Centro de Investigacións Mariñas (CIMA), Spain 0.26 0.27 13 0.1%
86 Instituto de Salud Pública y Laboral de Navarra (ISPLN), Spain 0.26 0.27 13 0.1%
86 Miguel Servet Foundation, Spain 0.26 0.27 13 0.1%
87 Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valencia, Spain 0.32 0.26 4 -18.0%
88 Spanish National Research Centre for Human Evolution (CENIEH), Spain 0.34 0.25 2 -26.4%
89 Gobierno de Canarias, Spain 0.25 1 N/A
90 Basque Health System (BHS), Spain 0.37 0.25 8 -33.8%
91 Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Victoria, Spain 0.09 0.24 8 159.9%
92 University of León (ULE), Spain 0.34 0.23 4 -32.1%
93 CEU Cardinal Herrera University, Spain 0.23 0.23 2 -4.1%
94 Fundación Hospital Nacional de Parapléjicos, Spain 0.22 1 N/A
95 Andalusian Health Service (SAS), Spain 0.22 2 N/A
96 NIMGenetics Genomica y Medicina SL, Spain 0.20 1 N/A
96 Madrid Zoo Aquarium, Spain 0.20 1 N/A
97 Hospital Regional Universitario de Málaga, Spain 0.06 0.19 8 223.0%
98 Mútua Terrassa, Spain 0.10 0.19 5 89.3%
99 Progress and Health Foundation (FPS), Spain 0.43 0.19 2 -57.0%
100 Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute (IJC), Spain 0.07 0.18 6 164.4%

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.