Congress venue

The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) is the largest public institution dedicated to research in Spain and the third largest in Europe. Belonging to the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities through the Secretary of State for Universities, Research, Development and Innovation, its main objective is to develop and promote research that will help bring about scientific and technological progress, and it is prepared to collaborate with Spanish and foreign entities in order to achieve this aim. CSIC plays an important role in scientific and technological policy since it encompasses an area that takes in everything from basic research to the transfer of knowledge to the productive sector. Its research is driven by its centers and institutes, which are spread across all the autonomous regions, and its more than 15,000 staff, of whom more than 3,000 are staff researchers and the same number again are doctors and scientists who are still training. CSIC has 6% of all the staff dedicated to Research and Development in Spain, and they generate approximately 20% of all scientific production in the country. It also manages a range of important facilities; the most complete and extensive network of specialist libraries, and also has joint research units.

CSIC members are invited to attend the congress free of charge and are entitled to a discounted registration fee if they wish to present a paper.


The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
Human and Social Sciences Center (CCHS)
Calle Albasanz, 26-28 | 28037 Madrid, Spain

Public transportation

Line 5 – Ciudad Lineal or Suanzes
Lines 4, 28, 38, 48, 70, 104, 105 and 173.