The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) is a State Agency for scientific research and technological development that has a separate legal personality, its own patrimony and treasury, functional and managerial autonomy, and indefinite duration. (Article 1. Estatuto)
CSIC is a body included within the subjective scope of application of the Ley 19/2013 of transparency, access to public information and good government (LTAIPBG)./p>
The CSIC is a public body that generally acts as responsible for the treatment of personal data, and therefore, following the principle of proactive responsibility, has the duty of care as established by the General Data Protection Regulation and the Ley 3/2018, 5th December, Protection of Personal Data and the Guarantee of Digital Rights
Agencia Estatal CSIC articula su investigación en torno a ocho grandes áreas científico técnicas que cubren la mayor parte del conocimiento humano.
CSIC performs its scientific and technical research activity mainly through its research centers which are organized by departments in which the research groups are integrated.
Research groups are a specific fundamental unit with contributes to achieving the scientific objectives of the institution.
Among the collaboration possibilities between CSIC and other R&D&I agents, associated units should be mentioned as the formula which makes possible temporary and flexible scientific cooperation between the CSIC research staff and the staff from external institutions included in such units.
Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) scientific production should be in leading positions of a highly competitive international scientific environment. This is the main reason why the CSIC's relations with other international research entities are an essential point for the CSIC's progress.
Horizon 2020 is the eighth Framework Programme for Research and Innovation in the European Union for the period 2014-2020. It has a budget of more than 70.000 million euros to finance initiatives and projects of research, technological development, demonstration and innovation of clear European added value.
The main instruments for the development and attraction of talent to the European Union (EU) are the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) and the European Research Council (ERC) calls.
The role of the CSIC in the articulation of the European Research Area is expressed not only through participation in regular calls for Horizon 2020, but also through participation in other community calls, financed through the Framework Program or other Programs, which due to their strategic relevance to the CSIC deserve special mention.
Within the promotion of internationalization, the Vice Presidency for International Relations (VRI) carries out activities to disclose opportunities and supports our researchers in competitive calls from third countries.
From the Vice-presidency for International Relations (VRI), collaboration agreements with institutions of third countries are managed and processed. Nowadays relations with our counterparts in other countries are managed mainly through the organization of workshop-type training activities.
The International Affairs of the CSIC, understood as those actions aimed at leading, planning and promotion of international relations in the European and international area; leading strategy, coordination and monitoring of CSIC's participation in competitive calls and co-management of programs at European and international level, and leading the management of contracts with international organizations, are coordinated through the Vice Presidency of International Affairs (VRI) ) of CSIC.
The CSIC has various centres of reference for science outreach located in the main Spanish cities. Exhibitions, workshops, conferences and other activities aimed at all publics are part of the regular programming in these places.
More than a hundred publications in which CSIC specialists in all areas of knowledge bring closer to citizenship scientific topics of public interest in a clear and rigorous way.
Science does not need to be done only by professionals. Participate in scientific research through the collection and analysis of data and sharing resources.
CSIC centres, units and research projects bring closer science and technology to students and teachers of different levels through various programmes and initiatives.
CSIC organises courses and training meetings for people interested in the dissemination of science, prepares documents aimed at promoting scientific culture and participates in projects and initiatives aimed at assessing the impact of social communication on science.
Editorial CSIC has an extensive catalogue of prestigious academic publications, including more than 2,500 titles of monographs organised in 75 collections, and 37 scientific journals.