Top 100 NPO/NGO institutions in biomedical sciences

The table shows leading NPO/NGO 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 (%)
1Max Planck SocietyGermany991.322,65435.0 %
2Scripps ResearchUnited States of America (USA)403.6785971.4 %
3Helmholtz Association of German Research CentresGermany346.271,67318.9 %
4The Francis Crick InstituteUnited Kingdom (UK)207.4554196.1 %
5Leibniz AssociationGermany185.2767524.1 %
6Salk Institute for Biological Studies (Salk)United States of America (USA)160.0937096.6 %
7HHMI Janelia Farm Research CampusUnited States of America (USA)154.0834790.6 %
8Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC)United States of America (USA)121.8543596.1 %
9Wellcome Trust Sanger InstituteUnited Kingdom (UK)114.7864395.9 %
10Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST)Spain105.7741424.7 %
11Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL)United States of America (USA)105.6527294.4 %
12Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB)Belgium92.2445087.9 %
13Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP)United States of America (USA)75.1025894.8 %
14Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology (IGBMC)France69.4321396.8 %
15Pasteur InstituteFrance66.3634889.4 %
16Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)Russia62.893079.1 %
17Stowers Institute for Medical ResearchUnited States of America (USA)61.5312296.4 %
18Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI)Switzerland59.7414999.7 %
19Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI)Australia57.0727196.5 %
20Cluster of Excellence - Munich Center for Integrated Protein Science Munich (CiPS-M), LMUGermany53.1425873.6 %
21Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)Netherlands52.5524375.3 %
22Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and BehaviourNetherlands52.0220495.5 %
23Institute of Integrative Biology of the Cell (I2BC)France51.0514978.7 %
24Vienna Biocenter (VBC)Austria50.7913996.3 %
25Gladstone InstitutesUnited States of America (USA)48.3718096.6 %
26La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI)United States of America (USA)45.2813999.7 %
27DKFZ-ZMBH AllianceGermany44.5711699.8 %
28Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS)China43.8714710.4 %
29The Jackson LaboratoryUnited States of America (USA)42.8017496.5 %
30Department of Biology Ecole Normale Supérieure (IBENS)France41.1013786.7 %
31The Wistar InstituteUnited States of America (USA)38.4111399.7 %
32Hansjorg Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired EngineeringUnited States of America (USA)38.3017351.1 %
33Center for Integrative Biology in Toulouse (CBI Toulouse)France37.998792.8 %
34Severo Ochoa Centre for Molecular Biology (CBMSO)Spain37.5410088.8 %
35Cancer Research UK (CRUK)United Kingdom (UK)35.0013299.5 %
36Babraham InstituteUnited Kingdom (UK)34.7512299.8 %
37Max F. Perutz Laboratories (MFPL)Austria33.279293.2 %
38Champalimaud FoundationPortugal32.277995.0 %
39Institut de Biologie Paris-Seine (IBPS)France31.9611392.3 %
40Institute for Structural Biology (IBS)France31.9210370.8 %
41Gulbenkian Science Institute (IGC)Portugal31.668597.3 %
42Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research San Diego BranchUnited States of America (USA)30.5610097.2 %
43Van Andel Research Institute (VAI)United States of America (USA)30.1411895.0 %
44Institut Jacques Monod (IJM)France29.419090.9 %
45State Key Laboratory of Virology (SKLV)China29.316282.5 %
46Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR)United States of America (USA)28.7819389.9 %
47Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS)Japan28.4412957.2 %
48Carnegie Institution for Science (CIS)United States of America (USA)28.426916.8 %
49Buck Institute for Research on AgingUnited States of America (USA)28.238097.9 %
50Subcellular Structure and Cellular Dynamic (CDC)France27.579193.0 %
51Italian Foundation for Cancer Research (FIRC)Italy27.2413298.6 %
52Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA)Austria27.058297.5 %
53Imagine InstituteFrance26.6816199.9 %
54Allen InstituteUnited States of America (USA)25.947197.3 %
55QIMR Berghofer Medical Research InstituteAustralia25.8920597.2 %
56Institut de Microbiologie de la Méditerranée (IMM)France25.565976.5 %
57Brain and Spine Institute (ICM)France25.5612497.6 %
58Clinical Research Institute of Montreal (IRCM)Canada25.128699.4 %
59Garvan Institute of Medical ResearchAustralia24.8412792.7 %
60Cancer Research Center of Marseille (CRCM)France24.648794.4 %
61Cluster of Excellence - Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN), Uni TübingenGermany24.347095.0 %
62Developmental Biology Institute of Marseille (IBDM)France24.1750100.0 %
63Institute of Human Genetics (IGH)France24.135296.0 %
64Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF)United States of America (USA)23.996299.1 %
65Centre d’Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy (CIML)France23.208498.7 %
66Institut CochinFrance22.9012596.9 %
67Laboratory of Excellence (LabEx) DEVweCANFrance22.8810392.8 %
68MGH/HST Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical ImagingUnited States of America (USA)22.2010678.5 %
69The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute)Australia22.1810799.2 %
70Curie InstituteFrance22.0412899.1 %
71Cluster of Excellence - Cologne Excellence Cluster on Cellular Stress Responses in Aging-Associated Diseases (CECAD), UoCGermany21.8515094.6 %
72Institute of Biology Valrose (IBV)France21.4148100.0 %
73Institute of Life Sciences Research and Technologies (iRTSV)France21.397656.3 %
74Institute of Molecular Biology gGmbH (IMB)Germany21.376897.5 %
75Department of Genomes and GeneticsFrance21.168391.8 %
76CAS Center for Excellence in Brain Science and Intelligence Technology (CEBSIT)China21.1010697.1 %
77LOEWE Center for Synthetic Microbiology (SYNMIKRO)Germany19.996077.2 %
78Institute of Functional Genomics (IGF)France19.097098.1 %
79Department of Genetics and Developmental BiologyFrance19.0863100.0 %
80Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA)Spain19.0235422.9 %
81Center for Cooperative Research in Biosciences (CIC bioGUNE)Spain18.967576.1 %
82Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL)Spain18.939895.1 %
83Andalusian Center for Molecular Biology and Regenerative Medicine (CABIMER)Spain18.924099.7 %
84Cancer ( %
85International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB)Italy17.345594.7 %
86Instituto de NeurocienciasSpain17.0241100.0 %
87Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer CenterUnited States of America (USA)16.4113596.9 %
88Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and HarvardUnited States of America (USA)16.1517297.8 %
89National Health Research Institutes (NHRI)Taiwan15.956480.4 %
90Institute of Health Sciences (IHS), SIBS CAS / SJTUSMChina15.907399.4 %
91Immunity and Cancer UnitFrance15.715596.9 %
92Center for Neural Circuits and Behavior (CNCB)United States of America (USA)15.482794.6 %
93Micalis InstituteFrance15.365088.8 %
94Institute of Pharmacology and Structural Biology (IPBS)France15.134792.9 %
95Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC Toronto)Canada15.136297.7 %
96Center for Infectious Disease Research (CIDR)United States of America (USA)15.0349100.0 %
97Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Biology (CIRB)France15.003990.2 %
98NCCR Chemical Biology - Visualisation and Control of Biological Processes Using ChemistrySwitzerland14.974963.1 %
99Institut Necker Enfants Malades (INEM)France14.716599.6 %
100Bose InstituteIndia14.652676.2 %