2021 tables: Institutions - life sciences

The 2021 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2019 Share 2020 Count 2020 Change in Adjusted Share 2019-2020*
1 Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain 62.27 54.51 351 -19.6%
2 Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), Spain 27.31 24.83 128 -16.5%
3 University of Barcelona (UB), Spain 18.34 20.25 167 1.5%
4 Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII), Spain 14.70 16.40 226 2.4%
5 Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Spain 11.38 13.93 130 12.5%
6 Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Spain 11.84 12.34 88 -4.3%
7 Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC), Spain 8.66 10.79 29 14.4%
8 Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Spain 9.94 10.35 50 -4.3%
9 Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain 6.80 8.04 99 8.6%
10 University of Salamanca (USAL), Spain 4.03 7.67 27 75.0%
11 University of Valencia (UV), Spain 2.48 7.66 45 184.1%
12 Catalan Health Institute (ICS), Spain 10.07 6.79 87 -38.1%
13 Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain 3.10 6.06 71 79.9%
14 Pablo de Olavide University (UPO), Spain 3.01 5.82 31 77.6%
15 University of Seville (US), Spain 3.55 4.62 35 19.4%
16 Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA), Spain 4.81 4.08 124 -22.0%
17 University of Navarra (UNAV), Spain 5.23 3.99 24 -29.9%
18 University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain 3.32 3.77 45 4.4%
19 University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain 3.21 3.38 37 -3.4%
20 University of Granada (UGR), Spain 3.10 3.17 26 -5.8%
21 Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH), Spain 6.13 3.02 17 -54.8%
22 University of Murcia (UMU), Spain 5.04 2.91 16 -46.9%
23 University of Cantabria (UC), Spain 0.54 2.67 17 352.3%
24 Center for Cooperative Research in Biosciences (CIC bioGUNE), Spain 4.58 2.46 16 -50.6%
25 Hospital del Mar, Spain 1.66 2.43 45 34.7%
26 Basque Research and Technology Alliance (BRTA), Spain 2.26 15 N/A
27 Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL), Spain 0.51 2.19 5 296.2%
28 University of Málaga (UMA), Spain 1.97 2.14 11 0.1%
29 University of Extremadura (UEx), Spain 0.56 1.94 5 216.7%
30 University of Zaragoza (Unizar), Spain 1.62 1.79 21 1.3%
31 King Juan Carlos University (URJC), Spain 3.18 1.64 12 -52.6%
32 University of Oviedo (UniOvi), Spain 1.80 1.64 23 -16.3%
33 University of Alcalá (UAH), Spain 1.20 1.55 21 18.1%
34 IMDEA Institutes, Spain 0.35 1.52 10 293.3%
35 Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain 2.63 1.35 15 -52.8%
36 Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), Spain 0.80 1.32 24 51.8%
37 University of Vigo (UVIGO), Spain 1.34 1.30 17 -11.4%
38 University of Lleida (UDL), Spain 1.03 1.27 7 12.6%
39 Regional Government of Andalusia, Spain 0.95 1.20 9 15.9%
40 Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute (IJC), Spain 0.18 1.18 9 491.4%
41 National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA), Spain 1.93 1.18 6 -43.7%
42 Sodercan, S.A., Spain 0.29 1.17 6 275.1%
43 University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), Spain 1.62 1.05 11 -40.5%
44 Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), Spain 1.62 0.98 38 -44.6%
45 Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), Spain 1.12 0.90 8 -26.0%
46 Servicio Madrileño de Salud (SERMAS), Spain 0.68 0.89 24 20.1%
47 Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain 0.73 0.89 15 11.5%
48 MEmind Study Group, Spain 0.88 1 N/A
49 University of Cádiz (UCA), Spain 1.03 0.86 8 -23.0%
50 Hospital General Universitario Morales Meseguer, Spain 1.84 0.80 9 -60.1%
51 Galician Health Service (SERGAS), Spain 0.52 0.72 10 26.8%
52 University of Almeria (UAL), Spain 0.01 0.71 6 7,021.1%
53 Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe (CIPF), Spain 0.74 0.66 4 -18.0%
54 University of Cordoba (UCO), Spain 0.64 0.64 7 -8.1%
55 La Fe University Hospital, Spain 0.43 0.60 8 27.6%
56 Igenomix S.L., Spain 0.91 0.56 2 -43.1%
57 Fundación Rioja Salud, Spain 1.43 0.56 3 -63.9%
58 University of A Coruña (UDC), Spain 0.75 0.55 3 -33.1%
59 Valencian Institute of Agricultural Research (IVIA), Spain 0.48 0.54 2 2.1%
60 University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), Spain 0.33 0.53 6 46.1%
61 Barcelona Medical Agency (BMA), Spain 1.30 0.51 10 -63.7%
62 Charles III University of Madrid (UC3M), Spain 0.08 0.50 14 459.0%
63 Centre for Cooperative Research in Biomaterials (CIC biomaGUNE), Spain 0.09 0.50 6 436.1%
64 Embryotools S.L., Spain 0.50 1 N/A
65 Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC), Spain 0.73 0.46 3 -42.7%
66 University of Alicante (UA), Spain 0.78 0.46 5 -46.3%
67 University of Valladolid (UVa), Spain 0.65 0.44 7 -38.9%
68 Catalan Institute of Classical Archaeology (ICAC), Spain 0.43 1 N/A
69 Virgen del Rocío University Hospital, Spain 0.33 0.43 13 18.4%
70 European Foundation for the Study of Chronic Liver Failure (EF-CLIF), Spain 0.42 2 N/A
71 BC3 Basque Centre for Climate Change, Spain 0.07 0.42 4 420.2%
72 University of La Rioja (UR), Spain 0.35 0.41 4 6.9%
73 Institut d'Estudis Catalans (IEC), Spain 0.52 0.40 16 -28.7%
74 Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria del Principado de Asturias (ISPA), Spain 0.14 0.38 2 158.2%
75 ALBA Synchrotron, Spain 0.36 0.37 4 -6.5%
76 Hospital Universitario Santa Cristina, Spain 0.08 0.35 8 299.6%
77 Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Barcelona GSE), Spain 0.33 1 N/A
78 Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO), Spain 0.39 0.33 2 -22.7%
79 Comillas Pontifical University (UPCO), Spain 0.06 0.30 2 374.1%
80 University of Girona (UdG), Spain 1.33 0.30 10 -79.4%
81 Grupo para la Evaluación de Nuevas Variedades de Cultivos Extensivos en España (GENVCE), Spain 0.56 0.29 7 -51.8%
82 Basque Health System (BHS), Spain 0.25 0.28 7 4.3%
83 CEU Cardinal Herrera University, Spain 0.23 0.27 2 11.8%
84 University of León (ULE), Spain 0.23 0.27 3 8.9%
85 PCB-PRBB Animal Facility Alliance, Spain 0.06 0.25 1 267.5%
86 Hospital Universitario Virgen de las Nieves (HUVN), Spain 0.13 0.24 4 65.1%
87 San Pablo CEU University (USPCEU), Spain 0.11 0.24 6 92.9%
88 Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra (CHN), Spain 0.39 0.24 9 -42.8%
89 Rovira i Virgili University (URV), Spain 1.17 0.24 10 -81.6%
90 Public University of Navarre (UPNA), Spain 0.39 0.23 9 -46.0%
90 Biomedical Research Center of Navarre (Navarrabiomed), Spain 0.77 0.23 9 -72.9%
91 Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, Spain 0.01 0.22 4 1,981.5%
92 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain 0.21 4 N/A
93 Loro Parque Fundación, Spain 0.21 1 N/A
94 Fundación Hospital Nacional de Parapléjicos, Spain 0.22 0.20 1 -17.3%
94 Accure Therapeutics S.L., Spain 0.20 1 N/A
94 IE University, Spain 0.20 1 N/A
95 Highlight Therapeutics Sl., Spain 0.20 3 N/A
96 Instituto de Salud Pública y Laboral de Navarra (ISPLN), Spain 0.27 0.20 8 -32.0%
97 San Carlos Clinical Hospital (HCSC), Spain 0.18 0.19 10 -2.7%
98 Inmunología y Genética Aplicada, SA (INGENASA), Spain 0.19 1 N/A
99 Centro de Investigacións Mariñas (CIMA), Spain 0.27 0.19 7 -35.6%
99 Miguel Servet Foundation, Spain 0.27 0.19 7 -35.6%
100 Reina Sofia Foundation, Spain 0.34 0.18 3 -51.9%

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.