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

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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.

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1 July 2020 - 30 June 2021

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 July 2020 - 30 June 2021 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.

Count Share
1208 217.47

Outputs by subject (Share)

Subject Count Share
Chemistry 271 58.45
9 0.68
6 1.73
45 10.14
From kinase inhibitors to multitarget ligands as powerful drug leads for Alzheimer’s disease using protein‐templated synthesis
2021-06-24
0.55
Bioorthogonal Azide–Thioalkyne Cycloaddition Catalyzed by Photoactivatable Ruthenium(II) Complexes
2021-06-16
0.08
Highly Enantioselective Iridium(I)‐Catalyzed Hydrocarbonation of Alkenes: A Versatile Approach to Heterocyclic Systems Bearing Quaternary Stereocenters
2021-06-16
0.08
An Ultra‐Long‐Lived Triplet Excited State in Water at Room Temperature: Insights on the Molecular Design of Tridecafullerenes
2021-06-14
0.04
Bottom‐up Fabrication and Atomic‐Scale Characterization of Triply Linked, Laterally π‐Extended Porphyrin Nanotapes**
2021-06-14
0.09
A Trapezoidal Octacyanoquinoid Acceptor Forms Solution Surface Products by Antiparallel Shape Fitting with Conformational Dipole Momentum Switch
2021-06-04
0.15
Dynamic Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution of Tetrazines
2021-06-04
0.86
Unveiling Five Naked Structures of Tartaric Acid
2021-06-01
0.20
The Role of Non‑Covalent Interactions on Cluster Formation: Pentamer, Hexamers and Heptamer of Difluoromethane
2021-05-24
0.06
Copper‐Catalyzed Dehydrogenative Amidation of Light Alkanes
2021-05-12
0.29
Single‐Site vs Cluster Catalysis in High Temperature Oxidations
2021-04-21
0.25
Highs and lows of bond lengths: Is there any limit?
2021-04-12
0.19
Ce=O Terminated CeO2
2021-04-07
0.10
Correlation between Oxygen Vacancies and Oxygen Evolution Reaction Activity for a Model Electrode: PrBaCo2O5+δ
2021-04-07
0.08
Macroscopic Ultralight Aerogel Monoliths of Imine‐based Covalent Organic Frameworks
2021-03-16
0.10
ITQ‐69: A new Ge‐containing zeolite and its synthesis, structure determination and adsorption properties
2021-02-23
0.50
Steric Hindrance in Metal Coordination Drives the Separation of Pyridine Regioisomers Using Rhodium(II)‐Based Metal–Organic Polyhedra
2021-02-23
0.56
A multifunctional Dysprosium‐carboxylato 2D metallorganic framework
2021-02-15
0.06
Highly Enantioselective Cobalt‐Catalyzed (3 + 2) Cycloadditions of Alkynylidenecyclopropanes
2021-01-19
0.14
A large starphene comprising pentacene branches
2021-01-18
0.10
Nanoscale Anatomy of Iron‐Silica Self‐Organized Membranes: Implications for Prebiotic Chemistry
2021-01-18
0.25
Synthesis of Pyrrolidines by a Csp3‐Csp3/Csp3‐N Transition‐Metal‐Free Domino Reaction of Boronic Acids with γ‐Azido‐N‐Tosylhydrazones
2021-01-18
0.50
Adrenergic Modulation With Photochromic Ligands
2020-12-21
0.03
HPM‐14: A New Germanosilicate Zeolite with Interconnected Extra‐Large Pores Plus Odd‐Membered and Small Pores**
2020-12-14
0.33
On‐Surface Driven Formal Michael Addition Produces m‐Polyaniline Oligomers on Pt(111)
2020-12-14
0.67
Self‐Reporting of Folding and Aggregation by Orthogonal Hantzsch Luminophores Within a Single Polymer Chain
2020-12-14
0.50
Synthesis and Two‐Dimensional Chiral Surface Self‐Assembly of a π‐Conjugated System with Three‐Fold Symmetry: Benzotri(7‐Azaindole)
2020-12-14
0.38
Synthesis of Polycarboxylate Rh(II)‐Metal‐Organic Polyhedra and their use as Building Blocks for Highly‐Connected Metal‐Organic Frameworks
2020-12-11
0.40
Dynamic Stereoselection of Peptide Helicates and Their Selective Labeling of DNA Replication Foci in Cells
2020-12-08
0.22
Selective Methanol‐to‐Formate Electrocatalytic Conversion on Branched Nickel Carbide
2020-11-16
0.21
[C^N]‐Alkenyl Gold(III) Complexes by Proximal Ring‐Opening of (2‐Pyridyl)alkylidenecyclopropanes: Mechanistic Insights
2020-11-02
0.10
Enantio‐ and Diastereoselective Nucleophilic Addition of N‐tert‐Butylhydrazones to Isoquinolinium Ions through Anion‐Binding Catalysis
2020-10-12
0.04
Non‐Stationary Complementary Non‐Uniform Sampling (NOSCO NUS) for Fast Acquisition of Serial 2D NMR Titration Data
2020-09-29
0.17
Anisotropic Electron Conductance Driven by Reaction Byproducts on a Porous Network of Dibromobenzothiadiazole on Cu(110)
2020-09-01
0.14
Enabling Racemization of Axially Chiral Subphthalocyanine‐Tetracyanobutadiene‐Aniline Enantiomers by Triplet State Photogeneration
2020-08-04
0.07
Reversible Hydride Migration from C5Me5 to RhI Revealed by a Cooperative Bimetallic Approach
2020-07-31
0.05
On the Promotion of Catalytic Reactions by Surface Acoustic Waves
2020-07-30
0.10
Electrochemical stability of the reconstructed Fe3O4(001) surface
2020-07-29
0.02
Iodane‐Guided ortho C−H Allylation
2020-07-28
0.15
Tuning Single‐Molecule Conductance in Metalloporphyrin‐Based Wires via Supramolecular Interactions
2020-07-24
0.17
Catalytic Oxidation of CO on a Curved Pt(111) Surface: Simultaneous Ignition at All Facets through a Transient CO‐O Complex
2020-07-23
0.13
Ambient Moisture Accelerates Hydroamination Reactions of Vinylarenes with Alkali‐Metal Amides under Air
2020-07-21
0.04
Direct Atomic‐Level Imaging of Zeolites: Oxygen, Sodium in Na‐LTA and Iron in Fe‐MFI
2020-07-20
0.02
Spodium Bonds: Noncovalent Interactions Involving Group 12 Elements
2020-07-15
0.40
Engineering Polar Oxynitrides: Hexagonal Perovskite BaWON2
2020-07-10
0.58
19 4.84
23 3.67
31 6.62
23 4.83
12 2.10
18 3.91
2 0.07
1 0.08
34 7.07
2 0.10
1 0.08
14 6.43
6 1.56
4 0.44
21 4.08
Physical Sciences 558 90.79
Life Sciences 379 61.94
Earth & Environmental Sciences 147 27.77

Highlight of the month

Astrocyte signalling linked to goal-directed behaviours

© JUAN GAERTNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images

© JUAN GAERTNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images

Support cells in the brain can affect goal-directed behaviours by interacting with inhibitory nerve cells, a finding that could lead to new treatments for neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Decision making during goal-directed behaviours involves weighing up the costs and benefits of each option. While various regions of the brain are involved in this assessment, the prefrontal provides critical support. The interplay between inhibitory and excitatory neurons in this region is well documented. But how astrocytes, a type of star-shaped supporting cell in the brain, interact with some of these same neurons was poorly understood.

Now, a mouse study led by scientists at the Spanish National Research Council has shown that receptors on astrocytes can sense neurotransmitters released by inhibitory neurons. The astrocytes, in turn, change the electrical firing properties of nearby excitatory neurons in the medial prefrontal cortex, altering brain waves that affect decision making and associated behaviours.

Supported content

  1. Nature Neuroscience 24, 82–92 (2021). doi: 10.1038/s41593-020-00752-x

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1 July 2020 - 30 June 2021

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 41.35% Domestic
  • 58.65% International

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

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