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 November 2017 - 31 October 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 November 2017 - 31 October 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
1060 200.58

Outputs by subject (FC)

Subject AC FC
Physical Sciences 550 85.99
Life Sciences 286 52.63
Earth & Environmental Sciences 94 22.43
Chemistry 224 58.83
5 2.85
9 2.54
28 8.72
Measuring the Relative Reactivity of the Carbon-Hydrogen Bonds of Alkanes as Nucleophiles
2018-10-15
0.17
Faceted‐Charge Patchy LnF3 Nanocrystals with a Selective Solvent Interaction
2018-10-12
0.64
Encapsulation of a CrIII Single-Ion Magnet within an FeII Spin-Crossover Supramolecular Host
2018-10-08
0.10
Polyoxometalate-Ionic Liquids (POM-ILs) as Anticorrosion and Antibacterial Coatings for Natural Stones
2018-09-26
0.11
New NMR Avenues to Characterize the Interactions of Extended N-glycans with Proteins: The Influenza Hemagglutinin Case.
2018-09-20
0.22
Buckyball Difluoride F2−@C60+—A Single‐Molecule Crystal
2018-09-19
0.01
Dynamic Covalent Identification of an Efficient Heparin Ligand
2018-09-10
1
Purification of Uranium-based Endohedral Metallofullerenes (EMFs) by Selective Supramolecular Encapsulation and Release
2018-08-27
0.08
Complete Switch of Reaction Specificity of an Aldolase by Directed Evolution In Vitro: Synthesis of Generic Aliphatic Aldol Products
2018-08-06
0.40
A Dynamic Chemical Network for Cystinuria Diagnosis
2018-07-09
1
Chemical Engineering of Photoactivity in Heterometallic Titanium-Organic Frameworks by Metal Doping
2018-07-09
0.13
On-Surface Bottom-Up Synthesis of Azine Derivatives Displaying Strong Acceptor Behavior
2018-07-09
0.47
Catalytic Enantioselective Cloke-Wilson Rearrangement
2018-07-02
0.06
An Organogold(III) Difluoride with a trans Arrangement
2018-05-28
0.50
Synthesis of Densely Packaged, Ultrasmall Pt0 2 Clusters within a Thioether-Functionalized MOF: Catalytic Activity in Industrial Reactions at Low Temperature
2018-04-25
0.18
Barium as Honorary Transition Metal in Action: Experimental and Theoretical Study of Ba(CO)+ and Ba(CO)−
2018-03-09
0.01
Reversible CO
2018-03-01
0.04
Direct Synthesis of Nano-Ferrierite along the 10-Ring-Channel Direction Boosts Their Catalytic Behavior
2018-02-27
0.50
Nucleophile Promiscuity of Engineered Class II Pyruvate Aldolase YfaU from E. Coli
2018-02-14
0.80
Dynamic Kinetic Resolution of Heterobiaryl Ketones via Zn-catalyzed Asymmetric Hydrosilylation
2018-02-13
0.08
Isolation of a Cationic Platinum(II) σ-Silane Complex
2018-01-31
0.08
Building zeolites from pre-crystallized units: nanoscale architecture
2018-01-24
0.50
Enantio- and Diastereoselective Cyclopropanation of 1-Alkenylboronates: Synthesis of 1-Boryl-2,3-Disubstituted Cyclopropanes
2018-01-02
0.50
Enzymatic Electrosynthesis of Alkanes via Bioelectrocatalytic Decarbonylation of Fatty Aldehydes
2017-12-29
0.33
Phase-Contact Engineering in Mono- and Bimetallic Cu-Ni Co-catalysts for Hydrogen Photocatalytic Materials
2017-12-19
0.70
Controlled and Reversible Stepwise Growth of Linear Copper(I) Chains Enabled by Dynamic Ligand Scaffolds
2017-12-18
0.01
A Three-Component Enantioselective Cyclization Reaction Catalyzed by an Unnatural Amino Acid Derivative
2017-12-12
0.05
A Magneto-optical Molecular Device: Interplay of Spin Crossover, Luminescence, Photomagnetism, and Photochromism
2017-12-04
0.06
23 7.25
10 2.08
34 9.23
24 5.46
12 3.62
21 3.13
2 0.78
2 0.56
1 0.02
21 4.10
2 0.29
3 0.64
5 1.85
3 1.48
3 0.29
2 0.21
14 3.74

Highlight of the month

Deep-sea corals face acidification

© A. Martin UW Photography/Getty

© A. Martin UW Photography/Getty

The acidification of the North Atlantic Ocean could endanger deep-water corals within 30 years.

The world’s oceans have absorbed around 30% of the carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere since the Industrial Revolution. This has reduced levels of a calcium carbonate called aragonite, from which many corals build their tough outer layer.

A team that included researchers from the Spanish National Research Council used global observations of marine carbon dioxide between 2002 and 2016 to calculate the changing depth of the aragonite saturation horizon (ASH), above which corals can survive.

The ASH has risen by almost 15 metres each year in parts of the North Atlantic, and the researchers predict that it could ascend from its current 2,000 metres to 1,500 metres within three decades if carbon emissions continue to rise unchecked. The plight of corals below this depth will be worsened by acidified waters descending on deep-ocean currents.

The loss of cold-water corals could endanger many marine creatures that use these protective ecosystems as breeding grounds.

Supported content

  1. Nature 554, 515–518 (2018). doi: 10.1038/nature25493

View the article on the Nature Index

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1 November 2017 - 31 October 2018

International vs. domestic collaboration by FC

  • 30.53% Domestic
  • 69.47% International

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

Top 10 domestic collaborators by FC (190 total)

  • Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain
  • Domestic institution
  1. Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Spain (61.04)
    30.23
    30.81
  2. University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain (31.20)
    10.28
    20.91
  3. University of Valencia (UV), Spain (30.52)
    14.99
    15.53
  4. University of Barcelona (UB), Spain (27.85)
    12.61
    15.24
  5. University of Zaragoza (Unizar), Spain (23.55)
    11.56
    11.99
  6. Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain (19.92)
    10.43
    9.49
  7. Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), Spain (19.42)
    8.62
    10.80
  8. Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain (18.99)
    11.84
    7.15
  9. Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII), Spain (18.62)
    9.27
    9.35
  10. University of Seville (US), Spain (18.21)
    10.01
    8.20

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

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