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
28 7.91
Synthesis of Highly Efficient Multivalent Disaccharide/[60]Fullerene Nanoballs for Emergent Viruses
2019-09-25
0.19
Emerging Two-Dimensional Crystallization of Cucurbit[8]uril Complexes: From Supramolecular Polymers to Nanofibers
2019-09-11
0.02
Impact of Aromatic Stacking on Glycoside Reactivity: Balancing CH/π and Cation/π Interactions for the Stabilization of Glycosyl-Oxocarbenium Ions
2019-08-28
0.57
Microsolvation and Encapsulation Effects on Supramolecular Catalysis: C–C Reductive Elimination inside [Ga₄L₆]¹²⁻ Metallocage
2019-08-21
0.05
Self-Assembly of Catalytically Active Supramolecular Coordination Compounds within Metal–Organic Frameworks
2019-07-03
0.17
Gas-Phase Photolysis of Hg(I) Radical Species: A New Atmospheric Mercury Reduction Process
2019-06-05
0.45
Ligand-Mediated Band Engineering in Bottom-Up Assembled SnTe Nanocomposites for Thermoelectric Energy Conversion
2019-05-22
0.14
Activity-Based Imaging of Acid Ceramidase in Living Cells
2019-05-15
0.61
Optical Control of Cardiac Function with a Photoswitchable Muscarinic Agonist
2019-05-08
0.04
Solvent-Free Synthesis of ZIFs: A Route toward the Elusive Fe(II) Analogue of ZIF-8
2019-05-01
0.19
Structural, Magnetic, and Optical Studies of the Polymorphic 9′-Anthracenyl Dithiadiazolyl Radical
2019-05-01
0.14
Postsynthetic Covalent and Coordination Functionalization of Rhodium(II)-Based Metal-Organic Polyhedra
2019-03-06
0.29
Structure-Based Design of Potent Tumor-Associated Antigens: Modulation of Peptide Presentation by Single-Atom O/S or O/Se Substitutions at the Glycosidic Linkage
2019-03-06
0.12
Base-Promoted, Remote C-H Activation at a Cationic (η⁵-C₅Me₅)Ir(III) Center Involving Reversible C-C Bond Formation of Bound C₅Me₅
2019-02-13
0.23
On-Surface Hydrogen-Induced Covalent Coupling of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons via a Superhydrogenated Intermediate
2019-01-29
0.75
Base-Controlled Heck, Suzuki, and Sonogashira Reactions Catalyzed by Ligand-Free Platinum or Palladium Single Atom and Sub-Nanometer Clusters
2019-01-14
0.54
Encoding Metal-Cation Arrangements in Metal-Organic Frameworks for Programming the Composition of Electrocatalytically Active Multimetal Oxides
2019-01-09
0.88
Two-Dimensional PC₆ with Direct Band Gap and Anisotropic Carrier Mobility
2019-01-04
0.02
Plasmonic Nanosensors Reveal a Height Dependence of MinDE Protein Oscillations on Membrane Features
2018-11-27
0.14
Cooperative Action for Molecular Debromination Reaction on Cu(110)
2018-11-21
0.17
Catalytic Oxidation of Carbon Monoxide on a Curved Pd Crystal: Spatial Variation of Active and Poisoning Phases in Stationary Conditions
2018-11-15
0.14
The Singular NMR Fingerprint of a Polyproline II Helical Bundle
2018-11-15
0.58
Gold(I)-Catalyzed Enantioselective Annulations between Allenes and Alkene-Tethered Oxime Ethers: A Straight Entry to Highly Substituted Piperidines and aza-Bridged Medium-Sized Carbocycles
2018-11-07
0.07
Single-Molecule Catalysis Revealed: Elucidating the Mechanistic Framework for the Formation and Growth of Atmospheric Iodine Oxide Aerosols in Gas-Phase and Aqueous Surface Environments
2018-11-07
0.33
Interfacing Transition Metal Dichalcogenides with Carbon Nanodots for Managing Photoinduced Energy and Charge-Transfer Processes
2018-10-17
0.33
Supramolecular-Enhanced Charge Transfer within Entangled Polyamide Chains as the Origin of the Universal Blue Fluorescence of Polymer Carbon Dots
2018-10-10
0.44
Conducting Anilate-Based Mixed-Valence Fe(II)Fe(III) Coordination Polymer: Small-Polaron Hopping Model for Oxalate-Type Fe(II)Fe(III) 2D Networks
2018-10-03
0.07
Photochemistry of SO2 at the Air–Water Interface: A Source of OH and HOSO Radicals
2018-10-03
0.25
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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