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
13 4.22
15 4.35
5 2.85
18 6.31
18 5
90 9.08
139 13.87
24 3.30
21 3.13
7 0.44
21 3.69
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
Observation of topologically protected states at crystalline phase boundaries in single-layer WSe
2018-08-24
0.01
Publisher Correction: Finding influential nodes for integration in brain networks using optimal percolation theory
2018-08-03
0.15
A quantitative criterion for determining the order of magnetic phase transitions using the magnetocaloric effect
2018-07-11
0.25
Collective molecular switching in hybrid superlattices for light-modulated two-dimensional electronics
2018-07-09
0.02
Quantum Monte Carlo simulations of a giant {Ni21Gd20} cage with a S = 91 spin ground state
2018-05-29
0.13
Revealing missing charges with generalised quantum fluctuation relations
2018-05-22
0.25
Similar temperature scale for valence changes in Kondo lattices with different Kondo temperatures
2018-05-22
0.05
Chemical tunnel-splitting-engineering in a dysprosium-based molecular nanomagnet
2018-03-29
0.08
Memory effects can make the transmission capability of a communication channel uncomputable
2018-03-20
0.04
Evolution and stabilization of subnanometric metal species in confined space by in situ TEM
2018-02-08
0.25
A peculiar low-luminosity short gamma-ray burst from a double neutron star merger progenitor
2018-01-31
0.07
Generalized Fano lineshapes reveal exceptional points in photonic molecules
2018-01-26
0.03
Experimental evidence for bipolaron condensation as a mechanism for the metal-insulator transition in rare-earth nickelates
2018-01-08
0.13
Extensive gene content variation in the Brachypodium distachyon pan-genome correlates with population structure
2017-12-19
0.03
Scale-invariant large nonlocality in polycrystalline graphene
2017-12-19
0.13
Controlled spin switching in a metallocene molecular junction
2017-12-07
0.04
The interdomain flexible linker of the polypeptide GalNAc transferases dictates their long-range glycosylation preferences
2017-12-05
0.08
Evolutionary recruitment of flexible -dependent splicing programs into diverse embryonic morphogenetic processes
2017-11-27
0.09
Strong laser field control of fragment spatial distributions from a photodissociation reaction
2017-11-07
0.83
2 0.29
3 0.64
2 1.55
3 0.29
2 0.30
31 6.05
2 0.42
53 11.33
4 0.26
10 1.69
3 0.15
4 0.26
60 6.52
Life Sciences 286 52.63
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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