Top 50 overall collaborators / life sciences

Tables are calculated based on average collaboration score or bilateral collaboration score in 2015. The first measure is the average of the fractional count (FC) for collaborative papers of the named institution and all its partners. The bilateral collaboration score sums the FCs derived from collaborative papers of the two collaborating institutions*.

Rank Institution Country Average total CS # collaboration partners 2015
1 Harvard University United States of America (USA) 1.212 1,877
2 Salk Institute for Biological Studies (Salk) United States of America (USA) 1.047   185
3 French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) France 0.905 1,734
4 National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing (NIBS) China 0.894    43
5 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) China 0.858   139
6 Stowers Institute for Medical Research United States of America (USA) 0.854    53
7 Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH) Spain 0.849    31
8 Institute for Basic Science (IBS) South Korea 0.825    43
9 University of Toyama Japan 0.823    21
10 Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) Israel 0.823   212
11 Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) China   0.8   944
12 National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS) Japan 0.798    76
13 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) China 0.797   128
14 The Rockefeller University United States of America (USA) 0.792   381
15 National Institutes of Health (NIH) United States of America (USA) 0.787 1,467
16 University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) United States of America (USA) 0.762   860
17 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo) Japan 0.738   499
18 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) South Korea  0.73    47
19 Max Planck Society Germany 0.716 1,433
20 Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) Italy  0.71    66
21 University of Louisville (UofL) United States of America (USA)  0.71    47
22 Beijing Normal University (BNU) China 0.705    78
23 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) South Korea 0.702    91
24 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) Switzerland 0.697   382
25 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (St. Jude) United States of America (USA) 0.697   207
26 Florida State University (FSU) United States of America (USA) 0.687    95
27 National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM) France 0.687 1,461
28 The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) United States of America (USA) 0.682   469
29 University of Oregon (UO) United States of America (USA) 0.678    28
30 Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) United States of America (USA) 0.666    99
31 National Center for Neurology and Psychiatry (NCNP) Japan 0.666    22
32 National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) Japan 0.652    39
33 Buck Institute for Research on Aging United States of America (USA) 0.649    56
34 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States of America (USA) 0.647 1,254
35 La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LIAI) United States of America (USA) 0.637   114
36 WuXi AppTec China 0.632    32
37 University of Jyväskylä Finland 0.624    31
38 Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres Germany 0.623 1,326
39 Stanford University United States of America (USA) 0.618 1,240
40 University of California San Francisco (UCSF) United States of America (USA) 0.616 1,034
41 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) United States of America (USA) 0.615    28
42 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) United States of America (USA) 0.612   500
43 The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai) Japan 0.612    71
44 China Agricultural University (CAU) China 0.609    54
45 University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMass Medical School) United States of America (USA) 0.602   337
46 Princeton University United States of America (USA) 0.599   270
47 John Innes Centre (JIC) United Kingdom (UK) 0.597    55
48 The University of Tokushima Japan 0.596    37
49 Cornell University United States of America (USA) 0.593   908
50 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) Switzerland 0.588   291

Weighted fractional count (WFC) for each institution is shown to two decimal places only. When two or more institutions have the same WFC, their positions are determined by the thousandth place (or beyond).

These results are based on the most recent data available. Owing to continual refinements of the data, the figures in the database are liable to change and might differ to those printed in the supplements.