The CNIO obtains a substantial part of its funding from external sources, a process in which hundreds of researchers submit proposals for approval by a committee of peers who decide on awarding the financing necessary to carry them out.
In 2019 alone, CNIO researchers participates in 159 national and international projects. Of this number, 65 were in collaboration with other institutions. The CNIO was the leading entity in 18 collaborative projects.
International projects receive financing from official bodies such as the European Commission, the U.S. Institutes of Health , the U.S. Department of Defense, the Melanoma Research Alliance, Sweden’s Paradifference Foundation, the British Worldwide Cancer Research, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes (EFSD), as relevant examples.
In Spain, research projects more localized or national in scope are likely to be underwritten by the State Research Agency, the Ministry of the Economy, and the Carlos III Institute of Health. Many of these are cofunded by European Regional Development Funds (ERDF) or by the European Union NextGeneration EU through the National Plan for Reconstruction, Transformation and Resilience, with funds for the Covid-19 recuperation.
“You can find here those projects that have been active during the last 5 years in the centre.”