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 and Innovation through the Secretary of State for
Research, 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.
According to its Statute (article 4), its mission is to foster,
coordinate, develop and promote scientific and technological
research, of a multidisciplinary nature, in order to contribute
to advancing knowledge and economic, social and cultural
development, as well as to train staff and advise public and
private entities on this matter.