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 2018 - 30 September 2019

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 2018 - 30 September 2019 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
1149 192.59

Outputs by subject (Share)

Subject Count Share
Life Sciences 326 54.71
Earth & Environmental Sciences 114 23.78
Physical Sciences 577 76.30
Chemistry 246 60.04
7 2.71
5 1.96
32 7.16
29 9.48
Superlattices based on van der Waals 2D materials
2019-09-24
1
A hydroxylamine probe for profiling S-acylated fatty acids on proteins
2019-09-17
0.17
Methane functionalization in water with micellar catalysis
2019-09-17
0.50
Design of cost-efficient and photocatalytically active Zn-based MOFs decorated with Cu2O nanoparticles for CO2 methanation
2019-09-10
0.14
Modulating charge carrier density and mobility in doped graphene by covalent functionalization
2019-08-15
0.31
Exploring through-bond and through-space magnetic communication in 1,3,2-dithiazolyl radical complexes
2019-08-13
0.20
The key to controlling the morphologies of quantum nanocrystals: spherical carborane ligands
2019-08-13
1
Icosahedral carboranes as scaffolds for congested regioselective polyaryl compounds: the distinct distance tuning of C–C and its antipodal B–B
2019-07-25
0.71
Synthesis of an enantiopure scorpionate ligand by a nucleophilic addition to a ketenimine and a zinc initiator for the isoselective ROP of rac-lactide
2019-07-25
0.03
Amyloid fibrils from organic solutions of an amphiphilic dipeptide
2019-07-18
0.19
Trehalose-based Siamese twin amphiphiles with tunable self-assembling, DNA nanocomplexing and gene delivery properties
2019-07-11
0.17
Multilayer graphene functionalized through thermal 1,3-dipolar cycloadditions with imino esters: a versatile platform for supported ligands in catalysis
2019-06-25
0.02
An efficient dynamic asymmetric catalytic system within a zinc-templated network
2019-06-13
1
The application of spatially restricted geometries as a unique route to produce well-defined poly(vinyl pyrrolidones) via free radical polymerisation
2019-05-30
0.28
Cooperative activation of X–H (X = H, C, O, N) bonds by a Pt(0)/Ag(i) metal-only Lewis pair
2019-05-17
0.05
Slow-spin relaxation of a low-spin S = 1/2 FeIII carborane complex
2019-03-27
0.56
Introducing the concept of pulsed vapor phase copper-free surface click-chemistry using the ALD technique
2019-03-07
0.06
Topochemical nitridation of Sr2FeMoO6
2019-03-07
0.83
Repeat proteins as versatile scaffolds for arrays of redox-active FeS clusters
2019-03-04
0.06
9-Borabicyclo[3.3.1]nonane: a metal-free catalyst for the hydroboration of carbodiimides
2019-02-20
0.14
Unusual ligand rearrangement: from N-phosphinoguanidinato to phosphinimine-amidinato compounds
2019-02-14
0.10
Grubbs catalysts in intramolecular carbene C(sp³)–H insertion reactions from α-diazoesters
2019-01-22
0.01
Generation of gold nanoclusters encapsulated in an MCM-22 zeolite for the aerobic oxidation of cyclohexane
2019-01-18
0.29
Double asymmetric hydrogenation of conjugated dienes: a self-breeding chirality route for C₂ symmetric 1,4-diols
2019-01-15
0.05
Aromaticity can enhance the reactivity of P-donor/borole frustrated Lewis pairs
2019-01-10
0.05
Assembly of glycoamino acid building blocks: a new strategy for the straightforward synthesis of heparan sulfate mimics
2018-11-27
0.86
Azide-tagged sphingolipids for the proteome-wide identification of C16-ceramide-binding proteins
2018-11-20
0.33
Interaction of an imidazolium-2-amidinate (NHC-CDI) zwitterion with zinc dichloride in dichloromethane: role as ligands and C–Cl activation promoters
2018-11-06
0.21
Reinventing the De Mayo reaction: synthesis of 1,5-diketones or 1,5-ketoesters via visible light [2+2] cycloaddition of β-diketones or β-ketoesters with styrenes
2018-10-11
0.17
16 3.44
27 5.25
28 7.91
12 3.09
22 3.76
1 0.11
1 0.04
32 7.25
5 1.28
7 2.57
3 0.96
1 0.06
3 0.20
15 2.80

Highlight of the month

Vision correction could be a traffic hazard

© Casarsa/Getty

© Casarsa/Getty

Drivers using monovision to treat presbyopia — the inability to focus on near objects that often develops with age — could be putting other road users at risk.

Monovision is the contact lens equivalent of bifocal glasses. Different prescription lenses provide near vision to one eye and far vision to the other, resulting in one image being more blurred than the other.

A team that included researchers from the Spanish National Research Council used a computer animation to test motion perception among monovision users.

They found that millisecond differences in the processing speeds of the blurry and clear images alter the viewer’s depth perception of moving objects. The researchers calculated that a cyclist moving at about 24 kilometres per hour could appear almost 3 metres further away than they really were.

As presbyopia proliferates in the ageing population, eliminating such optical illusions will be essential to prevent traffic accidents caused by drivers breaking too slowly.

Supported content

  1. Current Biology 29, 2586–2592 (2019). doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2019.06.070

View the article on the Nature Index

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1 October 2018 - 30 September 2019

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 27.88% Domestic
  • 72.12% International

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

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

Affiliated joint institutions and consortia

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