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
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
Periastron Observations of TeV Gamma-Ray Emission from a Binary System with a 50-year Period
2018-10-31
0.03
A Collection of New Dwarf Galaxies in NGC 5128’s Western Halo
2018-10-30
0
ASASSN-18ey: The Rise of a New Black Hole X-Ray Binary
2018-10-29
0
Resolved Kinematics of Runaway and Field OB Stars in the Small Magellanic Cloud
2018-10-26
0.03
Evidence for the First Extragalactic Hydrogen Recombination Line Maser in NGC 253
2018-10-25
0.50
CLASP Constraints on the Magnetization and Geometrical Complexity of the Chromosphere-Corona Transition Region
2018-10-11
0.06
The Close AGN Reference Survey (CARS): SOFIA Detects Spatially Resolved [C ii] Emission in the Luminous AGN HE 0433-1028*
2018-10-04
0.02
ALMA Observations of Polarized Emission toward the CW Tau and DG Tau Protoplanetary Disks: Constraints on Dust Grain Growth and Settling
2018-09-24
0.05
The Cow: Discovery of a Luminous, Hot, and Rapidly Evolving Transient
2018-09-17
0
Near-infrared Spectroscopy of Supernova 2017eaw in 2017: Carbon Monoxide and Dust Formation in a Type II-P Supernova
2018-08-30
0
Glimmering in the Dark: Modeling the Low-mass End of the M •–σ Relation and of the Quasar Luminosity Function
2018-08-27
0.16
Discovery and Characterization of Superefficiency in Pulsar Wind Nebulae
2018-08-23
0.52
Discovery of Extended Main Sequence Turnoffs in Galactic Open Clusters
2018-08-17
0.13
The Search for Neutrinos from TXS 0506+056 with the ANTARES Telescope
2018-08-17
0.03
The Blazar TXS 0506+056 Associated with a High-energy Neutrino: Insights into Extragalactic Jets and Cosmic-Ray Acceleration
2018-08-08
0.04
Discovery of Interstellar Isocyanogen (CNCN): Further Evidence that Dicyanopolyynes Are Abundant in Space
2018-07-13
1
Neutron-capture Elements in Planetary Nebulae: First Detections of Near-infrared [Te iii] and [Br v] Emission Lines
2018-06-28
0.16
Kepler-503b: An Object at the Hydrogen Burning Mass Limit Orbiting a Subgiant Star
2018-06-26
0.02
The First Naked-eye Superflare Detected from Proxima Centauri
2018-06-25
0.02
The 2175 Å Extinction Feature in the Optical Afterglow Spectrum of GRB 180325A at z = 2.25
2018-06-18
0.09
Stellar and Planetary Characterization of the Ross 128 Exoplanetary System from APOGEE Spectra
2018-06-13
0.09
CLUMP-3D: Testing ΛCDM with Galaxy Cluster Shapes
2018-06-07
0.03
Small-scale Magnetic Flux Emergence in the Quiet Sun
2018-06-01
0.06
NOEMA Observations of a Molecular Cloud in the Low-metallicity Galaxy Kiso 5639
2018-05-31
0.11
Chemical Abundances of Hydrostatic and Explosive Alpha-elements in Sagittarius Stream Stars
2018-05-22
0
Disk-like Chemistry of the Triangulum-Andromeda Overdensity as Seen by APOGEE
2018-05-21
0.03
Absorption by Spinning Dust: A Contaminant for High-redshift 21 cm Observations
2018-05-07
0.13
The First Continuous Optical Monitoring of the Transitional Millisecond Pulsar PSR J1023+0038 with Kepler
2018-05-07
0.21
Resolving the Polarized Dust Emission of the Disk around the Massive Star Powering the HH 80-81 Radio Jet
2018-03-28
0.19
The Excited Spin State of 1I/2017 U1 ‘Oumuamua
2018-03-26
0
The Inhomogeneous Reionization Times of Present-day Galaxies
2018-03-26
0.06
A High-precision Trigonometric Parallax to an Ancient Metal-poor Globular Cluster
2018-03-20
0
Exploring the Limits of AGN Feedback: Black Holes and the Star Formation Histories of Low-mass Galaxies
2018-03-08
0.31
On the Chemical Abundances of Miras in Clusters: V1 in the Metal-rich Globular NGC 5927
2018-03-06
0.01
A Precise Distance to the Host Galaxy of the Binary Neutron Star Merger GW170817 Using Surface Brightness Fluctuations
2018-02-23
0.04
J0023+0307: A Mega Metal-poor Dwarf Star from SDSS/BOSS
2018-02-23
0.31
The Redshift of the BL Lac Object TXS 0506+056
2018-02-23
0.06
SN 2017dio: A Type-Ic Supernova Exploding in a Hydrogen-rich Circumstellar Medium
2018-02-09
0
iPTF Archival Search for Fast Optical Transients
2018-02-09
0.05
Gemini Follow-up of Two Massive H i Clouds Discovered with the Australian Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder
2018-02-07
0
The Hubble Constant from SN Refsdal
2018-02-02
0.19
Discovery of the Ubiquitous Cation NS+ in Space Confirmed by Laboratory Spectroscopy
2018-01-30
0.32
The First Post-Kepler Brightness Dips of KIC 8462852
2018-01-19
0.02
All-flavor Search for a Diffuse Flux of Cosmic Neutrinos with Nine Years of ANTARES Data
2018-01-18
0.03
J0815+4729: A Chemically Primitive Dwarf Star in the Galactic Halo Observed with Gran Telescopio Canarias
2018-01-04
0.31
How Many Kilonovae Can Be Found in Past, Present, and Future Survey Data Sets?
2017-12-22
0.01
First Detection of Interstellar S2H
2017-12-21
0.18
Col-OSSOS: Colors of the Interstellar Planetesimal 1I/‘Oumuamua
2017-12-18
0
GW170608: Observation of a 19 Solar-mass Binary Black Hole Coalescence
2017-12-18
0
Search for Post-merger Gravitational Waves from the Remnant of the Binary Neutron Star Merger GW170817
2017-12-07
0
Intermittent Reconnection and Plasmoids in UV Bursts in the Low Solar Atmosphere
2017-12-05
0.02
Estimating the Contribution of Dynamical Ejecta in the Kilonova Associated with GW170817
2017-12-01
0
On the Progenitor of Binary Neutron Star Merger GW170817
2017-12-01
0
Search for High-energy Neutrinos from Binary Neutron Star Merger GW170817 with ANTARES, IceCube, and the Pierre Auger Observatory
2017-11-29
0
ALMA and GMRT Constraints on the Off-axis Gamma-Ray Burst 170817A from the Binary Neutron Star Merger GW170817
2017-11-21
0.12
Serendipitous Discovery of an Optical Emission-line Jet in NGC 232
2017-11-20
0.04
ALMA Discovery of Dust Belts around Proxima Centauri
2017-11-15
0.67
MASTER Optical Detection of the First LIGO/Virgo Neutron Star Binary Merger GW170817
2017-11-10
0.05
Evidence for Dynamically Driven Formation of the GW170817 Neutron Star Binary in NGC 4993
2017-11-09
0.01
Magnetar-like X-Ray Bursts Suppress Pulsar Radio Emission
2017-11-02
0.01
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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