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
23 7.25
10 2.08
34 9.23
High-Pressure High-Temperature Stability and Thermal Equation of State of Zircon-Type Erbium Vanadate
2018-10-29
0.08
A Series of Metal–Organic Frameworks for Selective CO2 Capture and Catalytic Oxidative Carboxylation of Olefins
2018-10-09
0.17
Decisive Influence of the Metal in Multifunctional Gold, Silver, and Copper Metallacycles: High Quantum Yield Phosphorescence, Color Switching, and Liquid Crystalline Behavior
2018-09-28
0.45
Organo-Aluminum and Zinc Acetamidinates: Preparation, Coordination Ability, and Ring-Opening Polymerization Processes of Cyclic Esters
2018-09-13
0.03
Preparation of Tris-Heteroleptic Iridium(III) Complexes Containing a Cyclometalated Aryl-N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligand
2018-08-23
0.33
A Spin-Crossover Molecular Material Describing Four Distinct Thermal Pathways
2018-08-22
0.08
Proteasome versus Thioredoxin Reductase Competition as Possible Biological Targets in Antitumor Mixed Thiolate-Dithiocarbamate Gold(III) Complexes
2018-08-17
0.19
Three-Component Copper-Phosphonate-Auxiliary Ligand Systems: Proton Conductors and Efficient Catalysts in Mild Oxidative Functionalization of Cycloalkanes
2018-08-13
0.06
Effect of High Pressure on the Crystal Structure and Vibrational Properties of Olivine-Type LiNiPO4
2018-07-27
0.10
Right Heterogeneous Microstructure for Achieving Excellent Thermoelectric Performance in Ca0.9R0.1MnO3−δ (R = Dy, Yb) Ceramics
2018-07-16
0.05
Selective Lanthanide Distribution within a Comprehensive Series of Heterometallic [LnPr] Complexes
2018-07-03
0.06
Construction of a Stable Ru–Re Hybrid System Based on Multifunctional MOF-253 for Efficient Photocatalytic CO2 Reduction
2018-07-02
0.20
Selective Three-Component Coupling for CO2 Chemical Fixation to Boron Guanidinato Compounds
2018-06-27
0.10
Magnetic Properties of Mononuclear Co(II) Complexes with Carborane Ligands
2018-06-12
0.13
The Fluorite-Like Phase Nd5Mo3O16±δ in the MoO3–Nd2O3 System: Synthesis, Crystal Structure, and Conducting Properties
2018-05-29
0.08
Efficient Rare-Earth-Based Coordination Polymers as Green Photocatalysts for the Synthesis of Imines at Room Temperature
2018-05-25
1
An Ultrahigh CO2-Loaded Silicalite-1 Zeolite: Structural Stability and Physical Properties at High Pressures and Temperatures
2018-05-08
0.15
Zwitterionic Rhodium and Iridium Complexes Based on a Carboxylate Bridge-Functionalized Bis-N-heterocyclic Carbene Ligand: Synthesis, Structure, Dynamic Behavior, and Reactivity
2018-04-06
0.46
Evidence for a Bis(Elongated σ)-Dihydrideborate Coordinated to Osmium
2018-04-02
0.23
Periodic Density Functional Theory Study of the Structure, Raman Spectrum, and Mechanical Properties of Schoepite Mineral
2018-03-30
0.67
Photoactivation of the Cytotoxic Properties of Platinum(II) Complexes through Ligand Photoswitching
2018-03-15
0.07
Preparation of Phosphorescent Iridium(III) Complexes with a Dianionic C,C,C,C-Tetradentate Ligand
2018-03-14
0.33
Structural, Magnetic, and Electronic Properties of CaBaCo4-xMxO7 (M = Fe, Zn)
2018-03-08
0.25
E-H Bond Activation and Insertion Processes in the Reactions of the Unsaturated Hydride [W2Cp2(μ-H)(μ-PPh2)(NO)2]
2018-02-19
0.50
Phosphinidene-Bridged MoMn Derivatives of the Thiophosphinidene Complex [Mo2Cp2(μ-κ2:κ1,η6-SPMes*)(CO)2] (Mes* = 2,4,6-C6H2tBu3)
2018-02-19
0.50
Acetonitrile Adduct [MoReCp(μ-H)(μ-PCy2)(CO)5(NCMe)]: A Surrogate of an Unsaturated Heterometallic Hydride Complex
2018-01-10
0.50
Coumarin Derivative Directly Coordinated to Lanthanides Acts as an Excellent Antenna for UV-Vis and Near-IR Emission
2018-01-08
0.15
Activation of Small Molecules by the Metal-Amido Bond of Rhodium(III) and Iridium(III) (η5-C5Me5)M-Aminopyridinate Complexes
2018-01-02
0.27
Merging Icosahedral Boron Clusters and Magnetic Nanoparticles: Aiming toward Multifunctional Nanohybrid Materials
2018-01-02
0.75
Structural Behavior of Natural Silicate-Carbonate Spurrite Mineral, Ca5(SiO4)2(CO3), under High-Pressure, High-Temperature Conditions
2018-01-02
0.11
Visualization of the Diffusion Pathway of Protons in (NH4)2Si0.5Ti0.5P4O13 as an Electrolyte for Intermediate-Temperature Fuel Cells
2018-01-02
0.14
Local Disorder and Tunable Luminescence in Sr1-x/2Al2-xSixO4 (0.2 ≤ x ≤ 0.5) Transparent Ceramics
2017-12-04
0.06
Trackable Metallodrugs Combining Luminescent Re(I) and Bioactive Au(I) Fragments
2017-11-27
0.38
Elucidating the Methylammonium (MA) Conformation in MAPbBr3 Perovskite with Application in Solar Cells
2017-11-08
0.61
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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