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
3 0.07
1 0.27
5 1.09
3 0.52
1 0.02
2 0.17
2 0.31
14 2.76
3 1.15
6 1.72
1 0.21
2 0.03
1 0
13 3.03
4 0.98
3 0.42
2 0.42
10 2.27
6 1.51
9 0.27
5 0.29
2 0.56
57 9.52
Structure and pro-toxic mechanism of the human Hsp90/PPIase/Tau complex
2018-10-31
0.04
Structural basis for arginine glycosylation of host substrates by bacterial effector proteins
2018-10-16
0.04
Cortical population activity within a preserved neural manifold underlies multiple motor behaviors
2018-10-12
0.04
A rapid rate of sex-chromosome turnover and non-random transitions in true frogs
2018-10-05
0.05
Pathogenic variants in glutamyl-tRNAGln amidotransferase subunits cause a lethal mitochondrial cardiomyopathy disorder
2018-10-03
0.02
Intracellular nucleosomes constrain a DNA linking number difference of −1.26 that reconciles the Lk paradox
2018-09-28
1
A rationally designed JAZ subtype-selective agonist of jasmonate perception
2018-09-07
0.17
RAS at the Golgi antagonizes malignant transformation through PTPRκ-mediated inhibition of ERK activation
2018-09-05
0.16
The cristae modulator Optic atrophy 1 requires mitochondrial ATP synthase oligomers to safeguard mitochondrial function
2018-08-24
0.02
p53 in AgRP neurons is required for protection against diet-induced obesity via JNK1
2018-08-24
0.01
Phylogenomics uncovers early hybridization and adaptive loci shaping the radiation of Lake Tanganyika cichlid fishes
2018-08-08
0.04
Predictable evolution towards larger brains in birds colonizing oceanic islands
2018-07-31
0.10
Scutoids are a geometrical solution to three-dimensional packing of epithelia
2018-07-27
0.29
Priming of dendritic cells by DNA-containing extracellular vesicles from activated T cells through antigen-driven contacts
2018-07-09
0.05
A window of opportunity for cooperativity in the T Cell Receptor
2018-07-05
0.27
Mitotic polarization of transcription factors during asymmetric division establishes fate of forming cancer cells
2018-06-21
0.08
Cell entry of a host-targeting protein of oomycetes requires gp96
2018-06-14
0.06
NEK7 regulates dendrite morphogenesis in neurons via Eg5-dependent microtubule stabilization
2018-06-13
0.25
Finding influential nodes for integration in brain networks using optimal percolation theory
2018-06-11
0.15
A fluorescence anisotropy assay to discover and characterize ligands targeting the maytansine site of tubulin
2018-05-29
0.18
Kin discrimination allows plants to modify investment towards pollinator attraction
2018-05-22
0.50
Concurrent and orthogonal gold(I) and ruthenium(II) catalysis inside living cells
2018-05-15
0.07
Structural basis for the recognition of complex-type N-glycans by Endoglycosidase S
2018-05-14
0.02
A retinoic acid-dependent stroma-leukemia crosstalk promotes chronic lymphocytic leukemia progression
2018-05-03
0.02
Chemokines cooperate with TNF to provide protective anti-viral immunity and to enhance inflammation
2018-05-03
0.18
Hsp90 shapes protein and RNA evolution to balance trade-offs between protein stability and aggregation
2018-05-03
0.05
Chromatin conformation regulates the coordination between DNA replication and transcription
2018-04-23
0.39
Self-replication of DNA by its encoded proteins in liposome-based synthetic cells
2018-04-20
0.17
Short-term activation of the Jun N-terminal kinase pathway in apoptosis-deficient cells of Drosophila induces tumorigenesis
2018-04-18
0.50
TERRA recruitment of polycomb to telomeres is essential for histone trymethylation marks at telomeric heterochromatin
2018-04-18
0.08
LRH-1 agonism favours an immune-islet dialogue which protects against diabetes mellitus
2018-04-16
0.14
RPAP3 provides a flexible scaffold for coupling HSP90 to the human R2TP co-chaperone complex
2018-04-16
0.29
A non-conserved amino acid variant regulates differential signalling between human and mouse CD28
2018-03-14
0.07
MT4-MMP deficiency increases patrolling monocyte recruitment to early lesions and accelerates atherosclerosis
2018-03-02
0.04
Sheep genome functional annotation reveals proximal regulatory elements contributed to the evolution of modern breeds
2018-02-28
0.01
Spatial specificity of auxin responses coordinates wood formation
2018-02-28
0.02
Amphibian chytridiomycosis outbreak dynamics are linked with host skin bacterial community structure
2018-02-15
0.09
Genetic control of meristem arrest and life span in Arabidopsis by a FRUITFULL-APETALA2 pathway
2018-02-08
0.19
SOD3 improves the tumor response to chemotherapy by stabilizing endothelial HIF-2α
2018-02-08
0.59
Afforestation neutralizes soil pH
2018-02-06
0.03
Sensory deprivation in Staphylococcus aureus
2018-02-06
0.26
Tbx5a lineage tracing shows cardiomyocyte plasticity during zebrafish heart regeneration
2018-01-30
0.05
Mitochondrial levels determine variability in cell death by modulating apoptotic gene expression
2018-01-26
0.54
Multiple signaling kinases target Mrc1 to prevent genomic instability triggered by transcription-replication conflicts
2018-01-25
0.13
Re-analysis of public genetic data reveals a rare X-chromosomal variant associated with type 2 diabetes
2018-01-22
0.02
Single-cell genomics of multiple uncultured stramenopiles reveals underestimated functional diversity across oceans
2018-01-22
0.09
Southern Ocean warming and Wilkes Land ice sheet retreat during the mid-Miocene
2018-01-22
0.04
Large-scale ocean connectivity and planktonic body size
2018-01-10
0.36
Excitotoxic inactivation of constitutive oxidative stress detoxification pathway in neurons can be rescued by PKD1
2017-12-22
0.30
Extensive gene content variation in the Brachypodium distachyon pan-genome correlates with population structure
2017-12-19
0.03
Long-term carbon sink in Borneo’s forests halted by drought and vulnerable to edge effects
2017-12-19
0.02
Neurons along the auditory pathway exhibit a hierarchical organization of prediction error
2017-12-15
0.19
The interdomain flexible linker of the polypeptide GalNAc transferases dictates their long-range glycosylation preferences
2017-12-05
0.08
Dynamic disorganization of synaptic NMDA receptors triggered by autoantibodies from psychotic patients
2017-11-27
0.01
Evolutionary recruitment of flexible -dependent splicing programs into diverse embryonic morphogenetic processes
2017-11-27
0.09
Conventional CD4+ T cells present bacterial antigens to induce cytotoxic and memory CD8+ T cell responses
2017-11-17
0.50
Influenza virus genome reaches the plasma membrane via a modified endoplasmic reticulum and Rab11-dependent vesicles
2017-11-09
0.33
4 0.35
4 0.09
1 0.04
1 0.21
4 0.17
6 1.11
16 4.81
40 8.96
7 1.08
10 0.49
5 0.46
1 0.04
5 1.35
10 1.86
2 0.33
15 3.68
Earth & Environmental Sciences 94 22.43
Chemistry 224 58.83

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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