Updated Map of the Spanish Unique Scientific and Technical Infrastructures (ICTS)

The map of the Spanish Unique Scientific and Technical Infrastructures has been recently updated. They are currently 29 infrastructures. The Doñana Biological Reserve (ICTS-RBD) takes part of this map since its creation in 2007. This map is reviewed every four years, when all ICTS must present their results (scientific impact) and strategic plan (2021-2024).

The term Unique Scientific and Technical Infrastructures (ICTS) refers to facilities, resources or services necessary for the development of cutting-edge research of the highest quality, as well as for knowledge transmission, exchange and preservation, technology transfer and innovation promotion. They are unique or exceptional in their kind, with very high investment, maintenance and operating costs, and whose importance and strategic nature justifies their availability to the entire R&D&I community. ICTS have three fundamental characteristics: they are publicly owned infrastructures, they are unique and they are open to competitive access.

Poster of the Map of Unique Scientific and Technical Infrastructure (ICTS) (2022): https://www.ciencia.gob.es/InfoGeneralPortal/documento/7326ca42-ce63-42f5-a584-d2011babc3ec

Further info: https://www.ciencia.gob.es/Organismos-y-Centros/Infraestructuras-Cientificas-y-Tecnicas-Singulares-ICTS.html



Montserrat Vilà, among the most highly cited researchers in the world

Montserrat Vilà

https://clarivate.com/Each year, Clarivate™ identifies the world's most influential researchers ? the select few who have been most frequently cited by their peers over the last decade. Montserrat Vilà, Professor of Research at the Doñana Biological Station – CSIC and specialized in the ecology of biological invasions, is one of them. In 2021, fewer than 6,700, or about 0.1%, of the world's researchers have earned this exclusive distinction. Montserrat Vilà has been on this list every year since 2014.

Montserrat Vilà is one of the most recognized researchers at the Doñana Biological Station - CSIC. She obtained her Bachelor Degree and PhD in Biology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. For some years she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Berkeley (California), at the Center for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications (CREAF) and the Autonomous University of Barcelona. In 2006 she joined the Doñana Biological Station as a researcher, where she has been carrying out her scientific activity ever since. In 2010, she is promoted to Research Professor, the highest level in the scientific career in the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).

You can access to the complete list here.