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 August 2018 - 31 July 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 August 2018 - 31 July 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.

AC FC
1105 182.25

Outputs by subject (FC)

Subject AC FC
Earth & Environmental Sciences 107 21.66
Physical Sciences 564 74.41
Life Sciences 305 50.81
1 0
2 0.94
3 0.11
1 0.02
4 0.26
15 2.79
2 0.32
5 1.24
2 0.45
1 0
15 4.15
3 1.07
4 0.26
2 0.32
5 0.76
5 0.79
1 0.22
12 0.59
1 0.03
1 0.33
1 0.04
71 9.66
6 0.09
2 0.06
5 0.26
3 0.41
7 0.38
SynGO: An Evidence-Based, Expert-Curated Knowledge Base for the Synapse
2019-05-22
0
Location and Plasticity of the Sodium Spike Initiation Zone in Nociceptive Terminals In Vivo.
2019-03-14
0.08
The Human Brain Project: Responsible Brain Research for the Benefit of Society
2019-02-06
0
Migraine-Associated TRESK Mutations Increase Neuronal Excitability through Alternative Translation Initiation and Inhibition of TREK.
2018-12-12
0.08
A Neural Population Mechanism for Rapid Learning.
2018-11-21
0.08
Human Autoantibodies against the AMPA Receptor Subunit GluA2 Induce Receptor Reorganization and Memory Dysfunction
2018-08-18
0.08
Architecture of the Mouse Brain Synaptome
2018-08-02
0.06
4 0.82
13 3.19
34 6.14
10 2.02
11 1.04
13 1.52
4 0.24
7 1.97
4 1.82
8 2.47
17 4
Chemistry 243 54.92

Highlight of the month

Alzheimer’s disrupts birth of new brain cells

© Viaframe/Getty

© Viaframe/Getty

Neuroscientists have found evidence that new brain cells are continually being formed in the brain region known as the hippocampus, but that Alzheimer’s disease disrupts this process. This finding could open up new ways to fight memory loss induced by the disease.

The hippocampus, situated squarely in the middle of your grey matter, is mainly associated with memory. Amazingly, it can grow new brain cells in a process called adult hippocampal neurogenesis (AHN).

Recently, researchers at the Spanish National Research Council used improved methods for visualizing immature neurons to show that the hippocampal neurons of healthy human brains are in varying stages of maturation, but that maturation of these cells declined with advancing Alzheimer’s.

Since the inhibition of AHN by Alzheimer’s may be connected with memory retention loss, further research could uncover ways to combat Alzheimer’s inhibition of AHN and thereby curb its destructive effects on memory retention.

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  1. Nature Medicine 25, 554–560 (2019). doi: 10.1038/s41591-019-0375-9

View the article on the Nature Index

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1 August 2018 - 31 July 2019

International vs. domestic collaboration by FC

  • 28.82% Domestic
  • 71.18% International

Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.

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

Affiliated joint institutions and consortia

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