CSIC’s Institute of Natural Resources and Agrobiology of Salamanca (IRNASA) is involved in multidisciplinary research for agricultural crops and products, environmental conservation and health of livestock. It integrates biology, pathology, soil chemistry and ecology to provide knowledge and scientific solutions to the maintenance of agricultural systems in semi-arid ecosystems. It is active in LIFE Regenerate (LIFE16 ENV/ES/000276).
The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) is the largest public institution dedicated to research in Spain and the third largest in Europe. Related to the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, 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, 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 advice public and private entities on this matter. It has a staff of 13,000+ employees, of which about 3,300 permanent and about 4,300 pre- or post-doctoral researchers. CSIC has 70 fully own institutes or centers distributed throughout Spain. In addition, it has 53 Joint Research Units with universities or other research institutions. There is also a delegation in Brussels.
CSIC’s expertise covers most of human knowledge, from the most basic or fundamental aspects of science to the most complex technological developments; from human and social sciences to food science & technology, including biology, biomedicine, physics, chemistry and materials, natural resources and agricultural sciences. CSIC has considerable experience in participating and managing R&D projects and training of R&D personnel in H2020, LIFE, INTERREG, EMRP, RFCS, ERANET.