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 October 2018 - 30 September 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 October 2018 - 30 September 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
1149 192.59

Outputs by subject (Share)

Subject Count Share
Life Sciences 326 54.71
Earth & Environmental Sciences 114 23.78
Physical Sciences 577 76.30
13 2.42
16 3.17
7 2.71
17 3.63
15 3.78
84 8.82
142 16.11
17 1.68
22 3.76
9 0.63
37 6.28
5 1.28
1 0.10
2 0.56
1 0.10
14 2.03
11 0.98
95 10.77
3 0.75
2 0.48
7 0.77
2 0.74
55 4.73
The Habitability of GJ 357D: Possible Climate and Observability
2019-09-27
0.06
Spectropolarimetry of the Solar Mg II h and k Lines
2019-09-24
0.13
The Changing Rotational Light-curve Amplitude of Varuna and Evidence for a Close-in Satellite
2019-09-23
0.50
A Super-Earth and Sub-Neptune Transiting the Late-type M Dwarf LP 791-18
2019-09-19
0
Consistency of the Infrared Variability of SGR A* over 22 yr
2019-09-11
0.10
Unprecedented Near-infrared Brightness and Variability of Sgr A*
2019-09-11
0.08
Binary Black Hole Population Properties Inferred from the First and Second Observing Runs of Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo
2019-09-09
0
Dynamical Confirmation of a Black Hole in MAXI J1820+070
2019-09-06
0.17
Interstellar Plunging Waves: ALMA Resolves the Physical Structure of Nonstationary MHD Shocks
2019-08-21
0.03
LOFAR Discovery of a Radio Halo in the High-redshift Galaxy Cluster PSZ2 G099.86+58.45
2019-08-09
0.06
ALMA Observations of the Terahertz Spectrum of Sagittarius A*
2019-08-05
0
The TRGB Distance to the Second Galaxy “Missing Dark Matter”: Evidence for Two Groups of Galaxies at 13.5 and 19 Mpc in the Line of Sight of NGC 1052
2019-07-19
0.25
Gas Accretion within the Dust Cavity in AB Aur
2019-07-02
0.13
Hard-state Accretion Disk Winds from Black Holes: The Revealing Case of MAXI J1820+070
2019-06-28
0.07
The Star Formation History in the Solar Neighborhood as Told by Massive White Dwarfs
2019-06-06
0.63
The Fundamental Metallicity Relation Emerges from the Local Anti-correlation between Star Formation Rate and Gas-phase Metallicity that Exists in Disk Galaxies
2019-06-05
0.50
Strong Evidence of Anomalous Microwave Emission from the Flux Density Spectrum of M31
2019-05-31
0.05
TOI-150: A Transiting Hot Jupiter in the TESS Southern CVZ
2019-05-30
0.01
The Main Sequence at z ∼ 1.3 Contains a Sizable Fraction of Galaxies with Compact Star Formation Sizes: A New Population of Early Post-starbursts?
2019-05-29
0.01
The Transiting Multi-planet System HD15337: Two Nearly Equal-mass Planets Straddling the Radius Gap
2019-05-06
0.07
First Measurement of the Hubble Constant from a Dark Standard Siren using the Dark Energy Survey Galaxies and the LIGO/Virgo Binary–Black-hole Merger GW170814
2019-04-26
0.01
Confirming Interstellar C60 + Using the Hubble Space Telescope
2019-04-22
0.04
Rediscovery of the Sixth Star Cluster in the Fornax Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy
2019-04-16
0.03
First M87 Event Horizon Telescope Results. I. The Shadow of the Supermassive Black Hole
2019-04-10
0.01
First M87 Event Horizon Telescope Results. II. Array and Instrumentation
2019-04-10
0.01
First M87 Event Horizon Telescope Results. III. Data Processing and Calibration
2019-04-10
0.01
First M87 Event Horizon Telescope Results. IV. Imaging the Central Supermassive Black Hole
2019-04-10
0.01
First M87 Event Horizon Telescope Results. V. Physical Origin of the Asymmetric Ring
2019-04-10
0.01
First M87 Event Horizon Telescope Results. VI. The Shadow and Mass of the Central Black Hole
2019-04-10
0.01
Back to the Lithium Plateau with the [Fe/H] −6 Star J0023+0307
2019-04-02
0.31
A Search for Optical Emission from Binary Black Hole Merger GW170814 with the Dark Energy Camera
2019-03-15
0.03
A New Einstein Cross Gravitational Lens of a Lyman-break Galaxy
2019-03-11
0.09
Asteroseismology of Massive Stars with the TESS Mission: The Runaway β Cep Pulsator PHL 346 = HN Aqr
2019-02-28
0.05
Discovery of Resolved Magnetically Split Lines in SDSS/APOGEE Spectra of 157 Ap/Bp Stars
2019-02-28
0.05
Strongly Bipolar Inner Ejecta of the Normal Type IIP Supernova ASASSN-16at
2019-02-27
0.02
First Cosmology Results using Type Ia Supernovae from the Dark Energy Survey: Constraints on Cosmological Parameters
2019-02-21
0.03
Diverse Variability of O and B Stars Revealed from 2-minute Cadence Light Curves in Sectors 1 and 2 of the TESS Mission: Selection of an Asteroseismic Sample
2019-02-08
0.02
Discovery of the First Low-luminosity Quasar at z 7
2019-02-06
0
TESS Discovery of an Ultra-short-period Planet around the Nearby M Dwarf LHS 3844
2019-01-25
0.01
Discovery of Stars Surrounded by Iron Dust in the Large Magellanic Cloud
2019-01-23
0.07
A Model-independent Mass and Moderate Eccentricity for β Pic b
2019-01-18
0
Kepler-730: A Hot Jupiter System with a Close-in, Transiting, Earth-sized Planet
2019-01-10
0.02
Microlensing Results Challenge the Core Accretion Runaway Growth Scenario for Gas Giants
2018-12-19
0.01
On the Apparent Absence of Wolf–Rayet+Neutron Star Systems: The Curious Case of WR124
2018-12-06
0.09
TESS Discovery of a Transiting Super-Earth in the pi Mensae System
2018-11-30
0.01
Theoretically Motivated Search and Detection of Non-thermal Pulsations from PSRs J1747-2958, J2021+3651, and J1826-1256
2018-11-21
0.28
Joint Constraints on Galactic Diffuse Neutrino Emission from the ANTARES and IceCube Neutrino Telescopes
2018-11-20
0.01
SN 2017ens: The Metamorphosis of a Luminous Broadlined Type Ic Supernova into an SN IIn
2018-11-09
0.01
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
Chemistry 246 60.04

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.

Supported content

  1. Science 364, 987–990 (2019). doi: 10.1126/science.aav7617

View the article on the Nature Index

See more research highlights from Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

More research highlights from Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

1 October 2018 - 30 September 2019

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 27.88% Domestic
  • 72.12% 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.

Affiliated joint institutions and consortia

Return to institution outputs