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
12 3.09
22 3.76
1 0.11
1 0.04
32 7.25
A chemo-enzymatic oxidation cascade to activate C–H bonds with in situ generated H2O2
2019-09-13
0.08
Vimentin filaments interact with the actin cortex in mitosis allowing normal cell division
2019-09-13
1
Maximizing binary interactome mapping with a minimal number of assays
2019-08-29
0.02
Structures of T7 bacteriophage portal and tail suggest a viral DNA retention and ejection mechanism
2019-08-20
0.68
Protein determinants of dissemination and host specificity of metallo-β-lactamases
2019-08-09
0.10
Global ecological predictors of the soil priming effect
2019-08-02
0.17
Inkjet-printed stretchable and low voltage synaptic transistor array
2019-06-18
0.05
Atomic-scale mapping of hydrophobic layers on graphene and few-layer MoS₂ and WSe₂ in water
2019-06-13
1
Low viscosity of the Earth’s inner core
2019-06-06
0.05
Structure and immunogenicity of a stabilized HIV-1 envelope trimer based on a group-M consensus sequence
2019-05-29
0
Real space manifestations of coherent screening in atomic scale Kondo lattices
2019-05-17
0.11
Extraordinarily transparent compact metallic metamaterials
2019-05-09
0.06
Na-doped ruthenium perovskite electrocatalysts with improved oxygen evolution activity and durability in acidic media
2019-05-03
0.62
Side chain to main chain hydrogen bonds stabilize a polyglutamine helix in a transcription factor
2019-05-02
0.06
Mechanisms of redundancy and specificity of the Crh transglycosylases
2019-04-10
0.03
Fundamental aspects to localize self-catalyzed III-V nanowires on silicon
2019-02-20
0.34
Divalent EuRh2Si2 as a reference for the Luttinger theorem and antiferromagnetism in trivalent heavy-fermion YbRh2Si2
2019-02-15
0.01
Few layer 2D pnictogens catalyze the alkylation of soft nucleophiles with esters
2019-01-31
0.13
In-situ formation of one-dimensional coordination polymers in molecular junctions
2019-01-16
0.05
Single spin localization and manipulation in graphene open-shell nanostructures
2019-01-14
0.07
Molecular recognition of the native HIV-1 MPER revealed by STED microscopy of single virions
2019-01-08
0.27
Deeply subwavelength phonon-polaritonic crystal made of a van der Waals material
2019-01-03
0.08
Lysosomal protease deficiency or substrate overload induces an oxidative-stress mediated STAT3-dependent pathway of lysosomal homeostasis
2018-12-17
0.06
Thermal assisted self-organization of calcium carbonate
2018-12-06
0.44
Long distance electron transfer through the aqueous solution between redox partner proteins
2018-12-04
0.19
Solar cell designs by maximizing energy production based on machine learning clustering of spectral variations
2018-12-03
0.42
A quaternary tetramer assembly inhibits the deubiquitinating activity of USP25
2018-11-26
0.13
Photoreduction of gaseous oxidized mercury changes global atmospheric mercury speciation, transport and deposition
2018-11-15
0.37
Large-area and adaptable electrospun silicon-based thermoelectric nanomaterials with high energy conversion efficiencies
2018-11-12
0.39
Kauniolide synthase is a P450 with unusual hydroxylation and cyclization-elimination activity
2018-11-07
0.01
Stability and nature of the volume collapse of ε-FeO under extreme conditions
2018-11-01
0.14
Dynamics of individual molecular shuttles under mechanical force
2018-10-30
0.14
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.

Supported content

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

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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