Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas

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Supreme Council for Scientific Research
founding January 11, 1907
Sponsorship Spanish Ministry of Education and Science
place Madrid , Spain
President Rosa María Menéndez López
Annual budget EUR 675.8 million
Frieze on the main building of the CSIC in Madrid from 1939
Center for Biological Research (CIB)

The Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) (German: Supreme Council for Scientific Research ) is the largest public research institution in Spain . It is under the Ministry of Education and Science and consists of more than a hundred research institutes spread across Spain.

Main facilities

  • Center for Astrobiology, Centro de Astrobiología (CAB)
  • Andalusian Developmental Biology Center, Centro Andaluz de Biologia del desarrollo (CABD)
  • Center for Molecular Biology Severo Ochoa, Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa (CBMSO)
  • Center for Environmental Sciences, Centro de Ciencias Medioambientales (CCMA)
  • Center for Soil Science and Applied Biology of Segura , Centro de Edafología y Biología Aplicada del Segura (CEBAS)
  • Center for Advanced Studies in Blanes , Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Blanes (CEAB)
  • Center for Physics Miguel A. Catalan, Centro de Fisica Miguel A. Catalan (CFMAC)
  • Center for Humanities, Centro de Humanidades (CH)
  • Center for Scientific Information and Documentation, Centro de Información y Documentación Científica (CINDOC)
  • Center for Biological Research, Centro de Investigaciones Biologicas (CIB)
  • National Center for Biotechnology, Centro Nacional de Biotecnología (CNB-CSIC)
  • School for Arabic Studies, Escuela de Estudios Árabes (EEA-CSIC)
  • National Museum of Natural Sciences, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (MNCN)
  • Royal Botanical Garden, Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid (RJB)
  • Institute for the Sciences of Cultural Heritage (Incipit)


  • Carlos Martínez Alonso: Re-founding the Spanish National Research Council: New Methods, New Culture , in: Max Planck Forum 7: Perspectives of Research - Identification and Implementation of Research Topics by Organizations (Ringberg Symposium May 2006), pp. 59-70, ISSN  1438-8715

Web links

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