Top 50 government institutions in biomedical sciences

The table shows leading government institutions ranked by their fractional count (FC) in biomedical sciences from 2015 to 2018. Also listed are institution's total number of biomedical science articles in the Nature Index (AC 2015–2018) and the proportion of each institution's FC in biomedical sciences relative to total FC from 2015 to 2018 (biomedical sciences %).

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RankInstitutionCountry / RegionFC 2015-
AC 2015-
Biomedical sciences (%)
1National Institutes of Health (NIH)United States of America (USA)1,332.543,13591.0 %
2Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)China1,033.642,53417.5 %
3RIKENJapan226.9777840.3 %
4Medical Research Council (MRC)United Kingdom (UK)204.6346994.6 %
5People's Liberation Army (PLA)China158.3057372.3 %
6European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)Germany157.0460290.1 %
7Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)Singapore141.5754045.6 %
8Academia SinicaTaiwan121.8131842.0 %
9Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)Spain119.0742724.8 %
10U.S. Department of Veterans AffairsUnited States of America (USA)107.151,07896.6 %
11Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)India87.4314018.6 %
12National Research Council (CNR)Italy72.0842816.0 %
13Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS)Czech Republic62.5521320.7 %
14National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing (NIBS)China60.3617192.7 %
15Institute for Basic Science (IBS)South Korea55.3924219.2 %
16Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)India51.7411527.0 %
17Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII)Spain48.5149063.9 %
18Italian Institute of Technology (IIT)Italy46.0713233.6 %
19National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS)Japan40.7118330.5 %
20Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS)Hungary35.0011728.7 %
21Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC)Spain32.6211298.8 %
22National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)Japan31.7012411.6 %
23Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)South Korea31.0011623.7 %
24Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science (IGAKUKEN)Japan29.977899.0 %
25Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)United States of America (USA)28.61747.8 %
26Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS)Poland25.9510512.2 %
27The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)Australia25.7010414.1 %
28Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission (CEA)France23.9714615.7 %
29CAS Center for Excellence in BiomacromoleculesChina23.159893.4 %
30India Ministry of Science and TechnologyIndia22.163888.8 %
31Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB)South Korea21.319976.4 %
32U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA)United States of America (USA)21.086462.9 %
33Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)Austria21.068221.7 %
34U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)United States of America (USA)20.731295.8 %
35National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET)Argentina19.707839.2 %
36Joint Genome Institute (JGI)United States of America (USA)19.6210368.6 %
37BC Cancer Research Centre (BCCRC)Canada18.819597.1 %
38U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)United States of America (USA)18.348448.2 %
39Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)United States of America (USA)14.95713.8 %
40Smithsonian InstitutionUnited States of America (USA)14.407716.4 %
41French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)France14.366924.9 %
42New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH)United States of America (USA)13.604465.8 %
43National Center for Neurology and Psychiatry (NCNP)Japan13.544698.5 %
44MRC National Institute for Medical Research (MRC NIMR)United Kingdom (UK)13.1148100.0 %
45Academy of AthensGreece12.064567.9 %
46State Key Laboratory of Medical Molecular Biology (SKLMMB), CAMS & PUMCChina11.9757100.0 %
47National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)United States of America (USA)11.87424.2 %
48CAS Key Laboratory of Computational Biology, CAS-MPG Partner Institute for Computational BiologyChina11.306099.7 %
49Institut Pasteur of Shanghai, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IPS-CAS)China11.074497.1 %
50RIKEN SPring-8 Center (RSC)Japan10.874827.7 %