Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

Spain

The CSIC (Spanish National Research Council) is the largest and leading public research institution in Spain and the third in Europe due to the quality and quantity of its scientific production. It plays an essential role within the Spanish System for Science, Technology and Innovation and contributes to reinforce Spain’s position at the international level.

CSIC’s main aim is to develop and promote scientific studies to contribute to foster scientific and technological progress. CSIC's mission includes: 1) multidisciplinary scientific and technical research; 2) scientific and technical advice; 3) transferring results to the private sector; 4) contributing to the creation of technology-driven companies; 5) training specialised personnel; 6) management of infrastructure and large facilities; 7) promoting scientific culture. The CSIC is multidisciplinary, carrying out research in almost all fields of knowledge. Its activities encompass basic research all the way through to technological development.

The CSIC is present in all the autonomous regions through their centres across Spain. It comprises 120 centres spread across Spain, and is also present in Brussels and Rome. It is formed by employees with a wide range of academic qualifications and professional categories. The CSIC employs 11,000 people, of which 3.000 are researchers. In total, they represent the 6% of Spain’s R&D workforce and generate approximately the 20% of the country’s production. Likewise, the CSIC collaborates with other juridical entities such as consortia and trading companies.

1 October 2017 - 30 September 2018

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) published between 1 October 2017 - 30 September 2018 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the FC output for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.

Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.

AC FC
1066 202.92

Outputs by subject (FC)

Subject AC FC
Physical Sciences 564 87.21
Life Sciences 280 54.97
Earth & Environmental Sciences 90 21.86
Chemistry 225 58.90

1 October 2017 - 30 September 2018

International vs. domestic collaboration by FC

  • 28.95% Domestic
  • 71.05% International

Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.

Top 10 domestic collaborators by FC (184 total)

  • Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain
  • Domestic institution
  1. Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Spain (66.44)
    33.48
    32.96
  2. University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain (29.81)
    10.05
    19.76
  3. University of Valencia (UV), Spain (29.34)
    14.57
    14.76
  4. University of Barcelona (UB), Spain (26.67)
    11.53
    15.15
  5. University of Zaragoza (Unizar), Spain (21.67)
    10.38
    11.29
  6. University of Seville (US), Spain (20.36)
    11.37
    8.99
  7. Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), Spain (20.11)
    9.28
    10.83
  8. Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII), Spain (18.32)
    9.06
    9.27
  9. Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain (18.04)
    9.31
    8.74
  10. Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain (17.37)
    11.06
    6.31

Note: Collaboration is determined by the fractional count (FC), which is listed in parentheses.

Affiliated joint institutions and consortia

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