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Max Planck Society and Scripps Research Rank 1 and 2 by Nature Index

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Congratulations to Max Planck Society and Scripps Research for being ranked as the world's top

two stand-alone nonprofit scientific institutions for biomedical research by

Nature Index.This is a great honor and reflects the transformative research conducted by both organizations.We are proud they are located in Florida and are a major part of the growing life sciences industry.

 

The Nature Index is compiled by Nature Research, part of Springer Nature.The Nature Index 2019 Biomedical Sciences supplement released is the latest in a series of focused rankings in areas such as collaboration, innovation and biomedical research. The new biomedical research rankings are based on papers in 27 fields of biomedical research published in 55 journals from 2012 to 2018. The tables rank institutes based on fractional count, which considers the share of authorship on each article.

 

May 17, 2019

Max Planck Society Named Top Biomedical Research Nonprofit in the World

Germany's Max Planck Society, the research powerhouse that includes the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, has been ranked as the top biomedical nonprofit organization in the world by Nature Index.The rankingsexamine prominent research institutions and scientists across the world whose publications profoundly impact biomedical research. In addition to taking the top spot among nonprofit/NGO institutions, the Max Planck Society ranked fifth overall when compared to all research organizations, including major universities and government health agencies.

"The Max Planck Society's unique 'science-first' core values create an environment for unparalleled research excellence. We are proud to be a part of the leading nonprofit research organization in the world, and to represent the Max Planck Society in the United States," said David Fitzpatrick, CEO and Scientific Director of the Max Planck Florida Institute.

The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience is the only Max Planck Institute in North America. Besides the one in Jupiter, Florida, the Max Planck Society operates another 83 institutes, most of them in Germany, one in Luxemburg, two in Italy, and one in the Netherlands.

Since its establishment in 1948, 18 Nobel laureates have emerged from the ranks of its scientists. As its first U.S. institution, MPFI brings together exceptional neuroscientists from around the world to answer fundamental questions about brain function and development and to advance new technologies that make groundbreaking scientific discoveries possible. Their research is shared publicly with scholars, universities and other organizations around the globe, providing the necessary foundation of knowledge to develop treatments and cures for brain disorders such as autism, schizophrenia, Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease.

 

 

May 16, 2019

 

Scripps Research ranked second in the world among scientific institutes for biomedical research

 

LA JOLLA, CA -Nature Indexhas ranked Scripps Research second in the world and first in the United States among stand-alone scientific institutes for biomedical research, based on discoveries by the institute's researchers published in leading scientific journals.The ranking, released today, "highlights scientists and institutions prominent in the ongoing research effort that will further transform our ideals of a healthy human life in the coming decades," according toNature.

 

"This new biomedical research ranking byNature Index, on top of the other recent rankings, reflects the life-changing science that is taking place at Scripps Research, and the curiosity and tenacity of our scientists," says James Williamson, PhD, Scripps Research's executive vice president of Research and Academic Affairs. "One of our outstanding features is how we erase the barriers between disciplines such as chemistry, biology, drug discovery and genomics, and that is evident in the breadth and depth of the research taking place here and with our collaborators around the world."

 

In addition to ranking second globally and first in the United States among stand-alone institutes in the biomedical research rankings, Scripps Research ranked 29thglobally among all scientific organizations, including universities.

 

TheNature Indexis compiled by Nature Research, part of Springer Nature. The

Nature Index 2019 Biomedical Sciencessupplement released today is the latest in a series of focused rankings in areas such as collaboration, innovation and biomedical research. The new biomedical research rankings are based on papers in 27 fields of biomedical research published in 55 journals from 2012 to 2018. The tables rank institutes based on fractional count, which considers the share of authorship on each article.

 

Previously, Scripps Research was ranked the overall most influential research institution in the world by theNature Index2017 Innovationsupplement, a separate focused ranking. That ranking was based on the Normalized Lens Influence Metric, which measures the influence an institution's research has on innovation by calculating the citations of its research articles in patents owned by third parties, rather than those owned by institutions themselves.

 

In addition to the special supplements,Nature Indexpublishes a more general set of rankings each year, called theAnnual Tables, which show calendar year output in 68 high-quality journals for the last three years, and reveal the countries, institutions and companies that are leading the way in publishing high-quality global science.

 

Last year, theAnnual Tablesranked Scripps Research the top stand-alone scientific institute in the United States. In addition to receiving the top overall U.S. ranking, the institute was ranked first in its class in the United States in both life sciences and chemistry research. The Annual Tables also ranked Scripps Research third globally in life sciences research and fourth in chemistry.

 

 


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