Instituto de Salud Carlos III *Health


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Foundation: 1986

Mission: The mission of the Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII) is to contribute to improving the health of all citizens and to fighting diseases, through the promotion of research and innovation in Health Sciences and Biomedicine, and the provision of scientific-technical reference services and educational programs aimed at the National Health System. In relation to this mission, the objectives of ISCIII are - To promote research aimed at protecting and improving health, financing research of excellence and highly competitive through the Strategic Action in Health of the State R&D&I Plan, and facilitating greater participation in international R&D&I programmes and projects. - Vertebrate research in the area of the National Health System (NHS), through its National Reference Centres, Research Institutes, Foundations, Networks, Consortiums and Scientific-Technical Service Platforms. - To manage, develop and offer the whole of the State scientific-technical services of reference for the prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases, environmental health, biological products and those potentially dangerous to public health. - To offer scientific-technical advisory services to support decision-making in health technologies and health services in the National Health System. - Develop educational programs aimed at the entire National Health System, and provide health information and scientific documentation services.

Vision: The ISCIII, in close coordination with other public bodies, should be constituted as the Spanish entity of international reference in the field of Public Health and Biomedical Research. To achieve this vision, the values on which ISCIII's activity must be based are - Social commitment, understood as the defence of equity, sustainability, quality and efficiency in the field of research and health. - Scientific integrity, which guarantees compliance with all ethical aspects of research, confidentiality, control of conflicts of interest, veracity of results, and respect for authorship and intellectual property. - Public responsibility, composed of honesty, willingness to serve, and materialized in the transparent management, the opening of channels for citizen participation, gender equality, continuous training, and defense of innovation and continuous improvement. - The teamwork, forming and participating proactively in multidisciplinary teams, multi-centered, national and international, which actively participate in the development and evolution of ISCIII and its environment in the coming years.


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Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Health sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject area

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal

AreaWorldWestern EuropeEU-28IBEROAMERICAOECDSpain
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 281st122nd120th22nd238th13th
Arts and Humanities 428th233rd227th56th390th30th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 77th20th20th2nd64th2nd
Chemistry 254th70th67th9th192nd9th
Computer Science 431st193rd189th31st335th22nd
Earth and Planetary Sciences 484th315th315th122nd416th71st
Energy 408th179th179th49th297th38th
Engineering 305th109th105th15th215th12th
Environmental Science 197th66th64th13th125th7th
Mathematics 328th140th139th17th240th13th
Medicine 49th11th11th1st45th1st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 32nd5th5th2nd17th1st
Physics and Astronomy 262nd95th91st7th203rd7th
Psychology 68th18th17th1st67th1st
Social Sciences 461st211th212th46th391st26th
Veterinary 141st48th43rd16th111th7th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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