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 Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) Israel 0.823  212
10 University of Toyama Japan 0.823  21
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 University of Louisville (UofL) United States of America (USA)  0.71  47
21 Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) Italy  0.71  66
22 Beijing Normal University (BNU) China 0.705  78
23 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) South Korea 0.702  91
24 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (St. Jude) United States of America (USA) 0.697  207
25 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) Switzerland 0.697  382
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 The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai) Japan 0.612  71
43 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) United States of America (USA) 0.612  500
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.