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 September 2018 - 31 August 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 September 2018 - 31 August 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
1118 187.53

Outputs by subject (Share)

Subject Count Share
Earth & Environmental Sciences 107 23.13
Physical Sciences 559 73.45
12 2.40
Subsurface Imaging of Cell Organelles by Force Microscopy
2019-08-27
1
How Substitutional Point Defects in Two-Dimensional WS2 Induce Charge Localization, Spin–Orbit Splitting, and Strain
2019-08-19
0.06
Intermittency of Deformation and the Elastic Limit of an Icosahedral Virus under Compression
2019-07-23
0.25
Plasmonics in Atomically Thin Crystalline Silver Films
2019-07-23
0.04
Photoluminescence Activation of Organic Dyes via Optically Trapped Quantum Dots
2019-06-25
0.20
Tuning Transport Properties in Thermoelectric Nanocomposites through Inorganic Ligands and Heterostructured Building Blocks
2019-06-25
0.08
III-V Integration on Si(100): Vertical Nanospades
2019-05-28
0.43
Lasing in Ni Nanodisk Arrays
2019-05-28
0.06
Disconnecting Symmetry Breaking from Seeded Growth for the Reproducible Synthesis of High Quality Gold Nanorods
2019-04-02
0.13
Chirality-Induced Electron Spin Polarization and Enantiospecific Response in Solid-State Cross-Polarization Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
2018-11-27
0.01
Electronic Properties of Transferable Atomically Thin MoSe₂/h-BN Heterostructures Grown on Rh(111)
2018-10-29
0.02
Electronic Structure Tunability by Periodic meta-Ligand Spacing in One-Dimensional Organic Semiconductors
2018-10-23
0.13
16 3.17
6 1.71
18 4.13
16 4.03
87 8.99
136 14.09
20 2.40
23 3.53
10 0.69
36 6.60
5 1.28
1 0.06
1 0.10
2 0.56
1 0.10
15 2.63
7 0.80
87 9.61
2 0.75
1 0.47
5 0.25
2 0.74
50 4.35
Life Sciences 319 53.75
Chemistry 245 57.79

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

View the article on the Nature Index

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1 September 2018 - 31 August 2019

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 28.95% Domestic
  • 71.05% 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.

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