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, honoured with the National Research Award 2021

Montserrat Vilà, research professor at the Doñana Biological Station (EBD-CSIC) has been awarded the Alejandro Malaspina National Award in the area of ??Natural Resources Sciences and Technologies. This prize is part of the National Research Awards granted by the Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain, the most important recognition in Spain in the field of scientific research.

Vilà has received this award for her contributions in the field of the ecology of invasive alien species and its application to the conservation of ecosystems. She studies the biology of conservation and the effects of global change in Mediterranean ecosystems, specially the factors that determine the invasion by introduced species.

The National Research Awards were created in 1982 with the aim of recognizing the merit of those Spanish researchers who are carrying out outstanding work in their respective scientific fields that contribute in a relevant way to the advancement of knowledge and progress. This is the second time that the ten categories of these awards have been announced in the same year. In this edition, a total of 119 applications have been received. Of the 115 who were admitted, 27 were women and 88 men.