Research in the CSIC is structured in three main areas, SOCIETY, LIFE AND MATERIA which cover most of the human knowledge, with more than 1,500 research groups and 120 centres devoted to them.

The scientific advances required to give a response to the challenges of the 21th century society involve a coordinated approach of researchers trained in different disciplines, capable of providing new keys to solve the main problems we are facing. Around 11.000 people committed to different tasks enable the CSIC to be globally known as a reference for scientific research.

In order to achieve this aim, our institution comprises from the fundamental aspects of basic science to the most complex technological developments in all fields of knowledge: human and social sciences, science and food technology, biology, biomedicine, physics, chemistry, materials, natural resources and agricultural sciences. Although each one of these areas has its own identity, the current complexity of scientific processes makes that frontier increasingly blurred in favor of a transdisciplinary research where the fields of knowledge do not remain apart from each other.



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Scientific Areas


CSIC is the research organization in Spain with the greatest multidisciplinary potential, both for its size and for its distribution.

Research at CSIC


The activity of more than 1,500 research groups and more than 4,000 researchers, together with their collaborations with associated units, constitutes a fundamental pillar of CSIC research.

Strategic Scientific Initiatives


The CSIC Strategy aims to promote innovation, position the institution internationally, strengthen collaboration and enhance foresight within the Council.

CoARA: Agreement for the reform of scientific evaluation


New science evaluation model to maximize the quality of research and good scientific practices on an international scale.



Resources to promote Research and Innovation at CSIC.

Infrastructure / Scientific – technical services


CSIC offers different scientific-technical services from reference centers, both to the General State Administration and to other public and private Administrations and Institutions.

Calendar of Events

Congreso De 17-05-2024 al 28-09-2024

La UPM y el CSIC abren el novedoso 'Máster en planeamiento alimentario sostenible: un enfoque desde la agroecología'

Preinscripciones hasta el 15 de septiembre (Madrid)

Certamen De 11-06-2024 al 02-09-2024

Participa en la VI edición de #CienciaenMemes, el concurso veraniego de humor científico

Participación en redes sociales

Conferencia De 25-06-2024 al 25-06-2024

Explorando fronteras con los Premios Nacionales del CSIC: 'Bailar la historia. Investigar el arte del cuerpo en movimiento'

Charla presencial con retransmisión en directo (Madrid)

Institutional Agenda