The action plan set out the CSIC's strategy over a four-year period. All the CSIC's centres and institutes are involved in their preparation and implementation, including the Horizontal Units and Scientific/Technical Areas.
2018-2021 Strategic Plan
2014-2017 Action Plan
2010-2013 Action Plan
(es-PDF 8,57M) - (en-PDF 648K)
As in the case of the 2006-2009 Strategic Plan, all the CSIC's Centres and Institutes took part in preparing the 2010-2013 Plan, together with the Horizontal Units and Scientific/Technical Areas. This process involved a self-critical look at their current situation and the definition of the objectives they intend to fulfil.
However, this Plan has a number of features distinguishing it from its predecessor, and some aspects of the approach and its scope and size also changed. The main new features are those addressing research lines and the fact that new dimensions have been included in the evaluation of the degree of fulfilment of the objectives, such as outreach, internationalisation and the impact of scientific output. Also new is the fact that the Plan now affects all centres, including shared services.
As in the previous edition, the Strategic Plans were evaluated by panels of international experts who indicated the points that needed to be revised. At the end of the process the requisite human and financial resources were assigned to each centre, institute or unit for each year of the period, in accordance with its Strategic Plan. Horizontal strategic actions of an institutional nature and the resources necessary to implement them will be implemented over the four year duration of the Action Plan.
Summaries of the CSIC 2010-2013 Action Plans by Areas:
- Summary of the Humanities and Social Sciences Area (pdf 536k) [Download - ES] / (pdf 536k) [Download - EN]
- Summary of the Biology and Biomedicine Area (pdf 448k) [Download - ES] / (pdf 464k) [Download - EN]
- Summary of the Natural Resources Area (pdf 464k) [Download - ES] / (pdf 432k)[Download - EN]
- Summary of the Agricultural Sciences Area (pdf 448k) [Download - ES] / (pdf 440k)[Download - EN]
- Summary of the Physical Science and Technology Area (pdf 800k) [Download - ES] / (pdf 800k) [Download - EN]
- Summary of the Materials Science Area (pdf 472k) [Download - ES] / (pdf 464k)[Download - EN]
- Summary of the Food Science and Technology Area (pdf 552k) [Download - ES] / (pdf 584k) [Download - EN]
- Summary of the Chemical Sciences and Technology Area (pdf 408k) [Download - ES] / (pdf 408k) [Download - EN]
2006-2009 Action Plan
The 2006-2009 Action Plan was prepared by means of a bottom-up process in which the CSIC centres and institutes formulated their own strategic plans based on a self-critical analysis of their current situation and a definition of the objectives they aimed to meet.
These strategic plans were reviewed by panels of international experts appointed by the EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organization) and ESF (European Science Foundation). Following their review the panels highlighted the points that needed revising.
Finally, CSIC's scientific/technical areas approved the centres and institutes' revised strategic plans and assigned the human and economic resources to each centre/institute for each of the years of the period, in accordance with its Strategic Plan.
The Horizontal Units and Scientific/Technical Areas also drew up their own strategic plans along similar lines.
The CSIC's overall Strategic Plan examined the current state of the CSIC as an institution and defined strategies aiming to enable it to achieve its desired objectives.
One general feature of the CSIC's 2006-2009 Action Plan is that it sets out to achieve specific objectives measured by means of a series of quantitative indicators that will make it easy to monitor the progress of the centres and units' Strategic Plans and the overall strategic plan for the organisation as a whole.
The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) Position Paper on the 7th Research Framework Programme (2007-2013)
Paper describing the CSIC's position vis-à-vis the European Union's 7th Framework Programme and the construction of the European Research Area (ERA).
7th Framework Programme
Ingenio 2010 Programme
The INGENIO 2010 programme represents the government's commitment to involve the state, business, academia and public research organisations in a concerted effort to bring R&D in Spain up to the level corresponding to the size of its economy and its political weight in Europe.