Public Research Bodies in Spain


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Public Research Bodies are those bodies set up by the national government to directly carry out scientific and technical research, provide technological services, and carry out other, complementary activities necessary for society’s scientific and technological progress, attributed to them by Law or by their founding rules and regulations. Coordination of PRB actions is the responsibility of the Ministry of Science and Innovation.


The Research Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology (CIEMAT),

The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC),

The Carlos III Health Institute (ISCIII),

The Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands (IAC)



Find more about the Spanish PRBs here