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
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
Field theory for recurrent mobility
2019-08-29
0.42
Structures of T7 bacteriophage portal and tail suggest a viral DNA retention and ejection mechanism
2019-08-20
0.68
Identifying substitutional oxygen as a prolific point defect in monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides
2019-07-29
0.02
Launching of hyperbolic phonon-polaritons in h-BN slabs by resonant metal plasmonic antennas
2019-07-19
0.08
Inkjet-printed stretchable and low voltage synaptic transistor array
2019-06-18
0.05
Structural basis for the inhibition of translation through eIF2α phosphorylation
2019-06-14
0.11
Low viscosity of the Earth’s inner core
2019-06-06
0.05
The observation of vibrating pear-shapes in radon nuclei
2019-06-06
0.02
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
Limited capacity of tree growth to mitigate the global greenhouse effect under predicted warming
2019-05-15
0.10
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
Urbanity and the dynamics of language shift in Galicia
2019-04-11
0.06
Electronic transport in planar atomic-scale structures measured by two-probe scanning tunneling spectroscopy
2019-04-05
0.08
The operational environment and rotational acceleration of asteroid (101955) Bennu from OSIRIS-REx observations
2019-03-19
0
Man-made microbial resistances in built environments
2019-02-27
0.13
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
Ocean temperature impact on ice shelf extent in the eastern Antarctic Peninsula
2019-01-18
0.16
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
Thermal assisted self-organization of calcium carbonate
2018-12-06
0.44
Plasmon induced thermoelectric effect in graphene
2018-12-05
0.05
Long distance electron transfer through the aqueous solution between redox partner proteins
2018-12-04
0.19
A tumor-targeted trimeric 4-1BB-agonistic antibody induces potent anti-tumor immunity without systemic toxicity
2018-11-15
0.02
Large-area and adaptable electrospun silicon-based thermoelectric nanomaterials with high energy conversion efficiencies
2018-11-12
0.39
A common genetic mechanism underlies morphological diversity in fruits and other plant organs
2018-11-09
0.06
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
Mycoplasma genitalium adhesin P110 binds sialic-acid human receptors
2018-10-26
0.43
Cortical population activity within a preserved neural manifold underlies multiple motor behaviors
2018-10-12
0.04
Intracellular nucleosomes constrain a DNA linking number difference of −1.26 that reconciles the Lk paradox
2018-09-28
1
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

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1 September 2018 - 31 August 2019

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 28.95% Domestic
  • 71.05% International

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

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