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ICMAB’s most frequent collaborators in 2020 - A year in review

Collaboration is a key part of research. Whether it be collaboration with similar researchers with different skill sets or perspectives, or collaboration with researchers in others fields for an interdisciplinary approach, joining efforts with other institutions is a solid way to improve ICMAB’s work. Here are the institutions that have collaborated more with ICMAB in 2020:

05 January 2021
ICMAB Researchers by Pau Franch
ICMAB Researchers by Pau Franch

institutions collaborations 2 2020

Four institutions have collaborated with ICMAB Researchers in 8 articles: three of them are universities – the University of Cambridge, from the UK, the University of Basque Country, and the University of Girona -. The fourth institution is our neighbors here at the Campus of Bellaterra, the ALBA Synchrotron Light Source.

Following them is the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, a union of 18 German research centers that have collaborated with ICMAB Researchers a total of 9 times this year. Next are the Southwest Jiaotong University, from China, and the Basque Foundation for Science (IKERBASQUE), with 10 collaborations each.

Going over to the United States, we find the United States Department of Energy (DOE), with 11 joint articles, and the University of North Carolina, with 12. Also with 12 collaborations is the Université de Paris Saclay, in France.

The next four in the list are all Catalan institutions: the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology (ICN2) – with 16 joint articles - the Barcelona Institute of Science Technology (BIST) – with 20 joint articles -, the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA) – 25 joint articles -, and the University of Barcelona (UB) - 26 joint articles -.

This is, finally, the top 3 ICMAB Collaborators for 2020

#3: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), the largest fundamental science agency in all of Europe, located in France, with a total of 46 collaborations.

#2: CIBER Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red (CIBER-BBN), the biomaterials and nanomedicine branch of the Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red, located in Madrid, Spain, with a total of 59 collaborations.

#1: The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), our neighboring university that has collaborated with ICMAB Researchers in the creation of an outstanding 174 articles!

Note: The data has been gathered from the Web of Science-Core collection, as of 14/12/2020. Some articles may be accepted but not yet added to the Web of Science-Core collection, and thus the final data of 2020 can vary. Thank you for your understanding. 

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