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
16 3.44
27 5.25
Metal Positions and Translocation Pathways of the Dodecameric Ferritin-like Protein Dps
2019-09-03
0.25
Photocatalytic Properties of a Palladium Metallosquare with Encapsulated Fullerenes via Singlet Oxygen Generation
2019-09-03
0.05
Experimental Observation of Monoclinic Distortion in the Insulating Regime of SmNiO₃ by Synchrotron X-ray Diffraction
2019-08-21
0.75
2D Molecular Superconductor to Insulator Transition in the β′′-(BEDT-TTF)2[(H2O)(NH4)2M(C2O4)3]·18-crown-6 Series (M = Rh, Cr, Ru, Ir)
2019-08-19
0.13
Crystal Growth Mechanisms of BiFeO3 Nanoparticles
2019-08-16
0.14
A Ferromagnetically Coupled, Bell-Shaped [Ni4Gd5] Cage
2019-08-15
0.06
Organometallic-Derived Carbon (ODC)–Metal Nano-Oxide Composites as Improved Electrode Materials for Supercapacitors
2019-07-15
0.17
Coordination [CoII2] and [CoIIZnII] Helicates Showing Slow Magnetic Relaxation
2019-07-08
0.06
Reduction of Benzonitriles via Osmium–Azavinylidene Intermediates Bearing Nucleophilic and Electrophilic Centers
2019-07-01
0.05
Carbones and Heavier Ylidones (EL2) in Frustrated Lewis Pair Chemistry: Influence of the Nature of EL2 on Dihydrogen Activation
2019-06-17
0.05
Revealing the Role of the Intermediates during the Synthesis of BaTi₅O₁₁
2019-06-17
0.50
Charge Delocalization, Oxidation States, and Silver Mobility in the Mixed Silver–Copper Oxide AgCuO2
2019-05-02
0.50
High-Pressure Single-Crystal X-ray Diffraction of Lead Chromate: Structural Determination and Reinterpretation of Electronic and Vibrational Properties
2019-04-15
0.11
Iridium-Promoted B–B Bond Activation: Preparation and X-ray Diffraction Analysis of a mer-Tris(boryl) Complex
2019-03-27
0.23
Pressure-Induced Hexagonal to Monoclinic Phase Transition of Partially Hydrated CePO₄
2019-03-13
0.08
MOF-Derived Hybrid Hollow Submicrospheres of Nitrogen-Doped Carbon-Encapsulated Bimetallic Ni–Co–S Nanoparticles for Supercapacitors and Lithium Ion Batteries
2019-02-28
0.07
Multifunctional Copper(I) Coordination Polymers with Aromatic Mono- and Ditopic Thioamides
2019-02-12
0.19
Influence of the Counterion on the Synthesis of Cyclic Carbonates Catalyzed by Bifunctional Aluminum Complexes
2019-02-08
0.04
Dense Post-Barite-type Polymorph of PbSO4 Anglesite at High Pressures
2019-02-06
0.12
Cycloosmathioborane Compounds: Other Manifestations of the Hückel Aromaticity
2019-01-30
0.05
Magnetic Properties of Co(II) Complexes with Polyhedral Carborane Ligands
2019-01-29
0.13
Tailoring the Band Gap in the ZnS/ZnSe System: Solid Solutions by a Mechanically Induced Self-Sustaining Reaction
2019-01-29
0.44
Study of the Coordination Modes of Hybrid NNCp Cyclopentadienyl/Scorpionate Ligands in Ir Compounds
2018-12-12
0.03
N–O Bond Activation and Cleavage Reactions of the Nitrosyl-Bridged Complexes [M2Cp2(μ-PCy2)(μ-NO)(NO)2] (M = Mo, W)
2018-11-21
0.50
Structures, Phase Fields, and Mixed Protonic–Electronic Conductivity of Ba-Deficient, Pr-Substituted BaZr0.7Ce0.2Y0.1O3−δ
2018-11-16
0.33
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
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

Senses arise in the brain before birth

© Adam Gault/Getty

© Adam Gault/Getty

Sensory maps in the mammalian brain take shape as the embryo develops, scientists in Spain have shown. This finding upends the idea that physical experiences are needed for neurons to pattern themselves into circuits representative of touch, sight, smell and other sensory systems.

A team from the Spanish National Research Council–affiliated Instituto de Neurociencias de Alicante genetically disrupted the structured pattern of spontaneous calcium waves in the thalamus of embryonic mice. Consequently, the mice failed to respond normally to stimuli applied to their whiskers.

The findings suggest that functional sensory maps are sketched out in utero well before actual sensory inputs begin to fill in the details. This could help explain why some people are born with synaesthesia, a condition marked by unusual links between sensory experiences.

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  1. Science 364, 987–990 (2019). doi: 10.1126/science.aav7617

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1 October 2018 - 30 September 2019

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 27.88% Domestic
  • 72.12% International

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

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