Research lines are the main broad scientific areas where our research is centered at the moment. They build the conceptual skeleton of the Institute and are transversal to our administrative structure (Departments) and functional groups (labs). Our work in each of the lines or CSIC research groups is tracked annually following predefined scientific indicators (e.g. number and quality of our publications) and reviewed by an international independent panel every 4-5 years. The amount and allocation of resources depends on those evaluations.