Curiosity, intuition, passion, creativity, tenaciousness: these are just some of the aspects that describe those fellows who have decided to rely on development and knowledge, making science their job.

Thanks to its network spread all over the Italian country and to the great variety of research topics, the Cnr plays a key role facing the challenges that are at the hearth of the international agenda of the research: healthcare, demographic changes and wellness, food safety and sustainable agriculture, energy and environmental protection, accessibility of resources, intelligent transport. This section offers a showcase of their work.

Cancer: personalized predictions from a blood sample

Press release 19/03/2021

New method to monitor genomic alterations in cancer patients. An easier, faster and cheaper approach. The collaborative study from the Cnr Institute of Clinical Physiology, Ispro, the University of Pisa and Florence, and Aoup, has been published in Molecular Cancer

The Italian portal dedicated to Covid-19 goes online

Press release 15/02/2021

The Italian Covid-19 Data Portal is now online at The site gathers and displays research data produced in Italy on Sars-CoV-2 and Covid-19.

The portal has been developed to support researchers and any other interested stakeholder by the Italian node of the European infrastructure for life sciences data, Elixir, coordinated by the National Research Council and participated by 22 other subjects among Universities, Research institutions - as the Italian National Institute of Health (ISS) - and technological centres as Garr.

Mediterranean: the consequences of the crisis

Press release 02/03/2021

On March 5th Mediterranean Economies 2020 will be presented in Naples, the international version of the Report on Mediterranean Economies edited by the Cnr Institute for Mediterranean Studies, published by il Mulino. The book focuses on the weakest economies and development factors in the area in view of the constraints imposed by the pandemic. Speakers include economists Giovanni Tria and Claudio De Vincenti and Gilberto Corbellini, director of the Cnr Human Sciences Department. The report will be presented in remote mode with live broadcasting on the Facebook page Ismed  Diretta Facebook @CNR.ISMed

2nd level Master postgraduate course degree "INTER-IoT"

Event from 01/02/2021 to 31/01/2022

The goal of our 2nd level Master is the professional training of a new ICT expert: the integrator and manager of systems based on Internet of Things (IoT) technology. The new professional will have high technical skills as well as business competences in the ICT area, being responsible of the technical management (including analysis, design, implementation and maintenance) of complex IoT systems and their integration

Call for Joint Archaeological Laboratories

Institutional area

A selection having the purpose of creating four Joint International Archaeological Laboratories has been launched, deadline: November 20, 2020. The financing is granted to create between researchers of National Research Council of Italy (Cnr) and foreign research institutions Archaeological Laboratories for the following purposes: to carry out excavation campaigns in foreign countries, to train young researchers; for technology transfer; to participate in international tenders for research funding, classification and museum exhibits

Journal and newsletters

Institutional Area

Cnr produces several journals and newsletters to which you can subscribe, usually for free, directly from the websites of the institutes that produce them.
This page, created with the aim of making such contributions quickly reachable and accessible to citizens and researchers, contains some of the journals and newsletters sent and transmitted from the network Cnr (departments, institutes, etc) that provide news and updates on topics of their interest

Joint lab projects

Institutional Area

Cnr finances joint labs projects based on proposals  made by Italian and Foreign researchers together, aimed at sharing research facilites, skills and expertise

A new Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) based on Copernicus programme and EO4GEO tools

Event 28/04/2021

The webinar has the overall objective to promote the new opportunities offered by the Copernicus Programme in dealing with the Common Agriculture Policy. The EU Commission has indeed encouraged Member States for the use of Earth Observation (EO) technologies, especially for monitoring in a continuous way the correct payment of all declared areas for aid. CNR-IREA is partner in the EO4GEO Erasmus+ Sector Skills Alliance project 'Innovative solutions for Earth Observation/Geoinformation training' in the Copernicus programme context

Cnr position on the European Innovation Council

Institutional Area

The Italian National Research Council is giving its contribution to the ongoing debate on the European Innovation Council,  (Eic), the body for innovation proposed by the European Commission  to boost the research and innovation system at a European level

Science & Technology Digital Library

Institutional Area

The Cnr  S&T Digital Library makes available research products, datasets, data and information on research activities, projects, R&D actors, their expertise and skills, as well as digitised cultural and historical heritage contents

Open access

Institutional area

The Italian National Research Council is deeply involved in adopting and supporting the principles of the European Chart for the free circulation of knowledge

Cnr E-recruitment

Institutional Area

The on line application system for the recruitment of staff and other types of employement and training of the National Research Council of Italy

XVII Italian-Hungarian symposium on spectrochemistry. Current approaches in health and environmental protection

Event from 14/06/2021 to 18/06/2021

The seventeenth edition of the Italian-Hungarian symposium on spectrochemistry will be held in Turin (Italy), 14-18 June, 2021 under the auspices of Italian and Hungarian prominent Institutions such as the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) of Budapest, National Research Council of Italy (CNR), the Turin and Pisa Universities in Italy, the Italian Society of Pharmaceutical Medicine (SIMeF), the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry - Italian Language Branch (SETAC ILB) and the Experimental Zooprofilactic Institute of Piedmont, Liguria and Valle d'Aosta (IZSPLV)

Researcher’s life


On the Cnr webtv platform the portraits of some Cnr researchers in their daily routine, both at work and in their private life

The Bluemed italian paper

Institutional area

An overview of relevance, obstacles  and proposals of the key sectors for a blue growth, issued by the Cnr Bluemed Working Group

Decomposing fecundity and evaluating demographic influence of multiple broods in a migratory bird

News 26/01/2021

Relevance of breeding season fecundity as a driver of population dynamics has been highlighted by many studies. Despite that, knowledge about how brood type specific (i.e. first, second or replacement)
fecundity affects demography of multiple-brooded species is limited. In fact, estimation of brood type specific fecundity is often challenging due to imperfect detection of nesting attempts

Natural recolonization of large carnivores in Europe is associated with land use change and human abandonment of rural areas

News 18/01/2021

Wolves, lynxes and brown bears are among the most charismatic carnivore species in Europe, and they seem to be making a comeback after almost becoming extinct at the end of the past century. Recent land cover and human population changes in Europe have altered the potential distribution of large carnivores in Europe, facilitating their gradual recolonization of their historical range over the last few decades

News Snippet, the official newsletter of Ibisba

Institutional Area

The National Research Council of Italy is partner of Ibisba, a European-distributed research infrastructure that links up best-in-class R&D facilities providing multi-technology services to bridge the gap between academic research and industrial needs

Protection and valorisation of IPRs

Institutional area

Cnr supports and encourages its researchers in protecting and valorizing the results of their research, promoting their exploitation in collaboration with industrial partners and/or other institutions

BioMaH - Biomaterials and Novel Technologies for Healthcare, 3rd International Conference

Event from 19/10/2021 to 22/10/2021

The 3rd BioMaH (Biomaterials and Novel Technologies for Healthcare) Conference is an international interdisciplinary forum of major experts in the field of healthcare sciences, contributing in solving challenging problems in medicine

Colour Photography and Film

Event from 29/03/2021 to 30/03/2021

The Gruppo del Colore – Associazione Italiana del Colore (Color Group – Italian Color Association), in collaboration with the Istituto di fisica applicata “Nello Carrara” of the Consiglio nazionale delle ricerche (Cnr – Ifac) and the Opificio delle Pietre Dure (OPD), organizes an international conference on “Colour Photography and Film: sharing knowledge of analysis, preservation, conservation, migration of analogue and digital materials” Florence (Italy)