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 areas/categories

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-27IBEROAMERICAOECDSpain
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +315th82nd62nd19th207th10th
Arts and Humanities +639th266th201st56th545th30th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 48th13th8th2nd38th2nd
Chemistry 414th107th85th25th271st24th
Computer Science 604th197th152nd28th404th21st
Dentistry 322nd115th94th47th229th11th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +2489th753rd712th252nd1453rd101st
Energy 421st92nd72nd18th210th15th
Engineering +402nd105th79th17th240th16th
Environmental Science 466th144th107th26th251st19th
Mathematics 548th189th153rd20th352nd16th
Medicine +34th9th7th1st30th1st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 28th5th5th3rd13th2nd
Physics and Astronomy 226th57th43rd4th148th4th
Psychology 80th24th15th3rd77th2nd
Social Sciences +781st327th245th74th615th48th
Veterinary 211th64th52nd28th141st12th

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.

Where is the institution located?

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