National Research Council Canada *Government


Leave a comment or share on

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 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

AreaWorldNorthern AmericaOECDCanada
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 437th172nd377th20th
Arts and Humanities 446th203rd408th26th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 538th278th465th22nd
Chemistry 468th241st393rd21st
Computer Science 508th209th408th31st
Earth and Planetary Sciences 340th125th272nd14th
Energy 490th185th376th29th
Engineering 484th205th387th26th
Environmental Science 555th260th467th42nd
Mathematics 425th158th330th18th
Medicine 400th206th355th18th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 575th281st482nd29th
Physics and Astronomy 396th166th328th13th
Social Sciences 596th233rd517th35th

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 visualizatiĆ³n 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?

Loading comments...

Leave a comment

* Required

* Required

* Required

* Required

Embedding this widget into your website

Width: pxHeight: px

Just copy the code and paste it within your HTML code