Scientific-Technical Collaboration Networks for the establishment of stable connections between researchers from different disciplines on frontier topics.

The CSIC-HUBs (Conexiones-CSIC) are scientific-technical collaboration networks that seek to establish a sustainable link -in the medium and long term- between researchers from different institutes around priority topics, so that they share information and knowledge, as well as carry out joint activities that include the exchange of research staff.

  • Archaeology Hub
    How knowledge of the past helps us improve our present?

  • Cancer Hub
    How to foster synergistic interactions of cancer researchers?

  • Artificial Intelligence Hub
    How to live a life mediated by intelligent technologies in an ethical way?

  • Life Hub
    What are the principles that characterize life and how they should be used?

  • Nanomedicine Hub
    How to address problems involving chemists, physicists, biologists and doctors?



Prepare new joint projects.

Place the Hubs as a national and international benchmark.

Establish new collaborations with other institutions as well as with the Administration and the private sector.

Communicate and disseminate the activity of the Hubs, in order to channel the thematic´s scientific advances and social impact issues to society.

Encourage talent attraction and promotion, especially among young people, by promoting new vocations.

This pilot initiative leverages key recommendations to establish stable collaborations:

•    Code of Good Scientific Practices (pdf 736K)
•    Open Science

The seeds: White Books CSIC Scientific Challenges 2030


CSIC Institutes

External collaborations

The CSIC has developed a joint strategy that defines its priorities and research needs for the coming decades within the 14 challenges addressed in the White Books 2030. This recently published strategy aims to provide the CSIC with the tools and resources to analyze the issues at the frontier of knowledge. Such as the interrelations between the current global warming and the biodiversity, health and socioeconomic crisis, to improve the sustainability of our planet in the coming decades.

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