National Research Council Canada *Government


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Foundation: 1916

Mission: To have an impact by advancing knowledge, applying leading-edge technologies, and working with other innovators to find creative, relevant and sustainable solutions to Canada's current and future economic, social and environmental challenges.

Vision: A better Canada and world through excellence in research and innovation.


Subordinate organizations:

  • Biotechnology Research Institute
  • Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information
  • Canadian Hydraulics Center
  • Canadian Neutron Beam Centre
  • Centre for Computer-Assisted Construction Technologies
  • Centre for Surface Transportation Technology
  • Gemini Observatory
  • Genomics and Health Initiative
  • Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics
  • Imaging Network Portal
  • Industrial Materials Institute
  • Industrial Research Assistance Program
  • Institute for Aerospace Research
  • Institute for Biodiagnostics
  • Institute for Biological Sciences
  • Institute for Chemical Process and Environmental Technology
  • Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation
  • Institute for Information Technology
  • Institute for Marine Biosciences
  • Institute for Microstructural Sciences
  • Institute for National Measurement Standards
  • Institute for Nutrisciences and Health
  • Institute for Ocean Technology
  • Institute for Research in Construction
  • Integrated Manufacturing Technologies Institute
  • National Institute for Nanotechnology
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
  • Plant Biotechnology Institute
  • Research Press
  • Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences
Overall percentile
Research percentile
Innovation percentile
Societal percentile

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 Government 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.

AreaWorldNorthern AmericaOECDCanada
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +381st156th316th14th
Arts and Humanities 480th225th436th32nd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 508th276th445th21st
Chemistry 539th276th459th27th
Computer Science 553rd227th443rd37th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +270th91st203rd9th
Energy 509th213th401st35th
Engineering +482nd225th386th31st
Environmental Science 539th276th448th45th
Mathematics 473rd200th385th27th
Medicine +275th142nd231st10th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 526th270th449th22nd
Physics and Astronomy 412th170th326th15th
Social Sciences +601st228th513th30th

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?

  • Government
  • Health
  • Universities
  • Companies
  • Non-Profit
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