With a scientific network largely distributed all over Italy, embracing a wide variety of research topics –energy management, medicine, environment, food and agribusiness, life sciences, physics, Ict and more- the National Research Council of Italy has a unique background of knowledge and skills to be exploited by society at all levels. 

Sharing its best results and know-how, Cnr contributes in fostering new opportunities of growth and social development fot the whole Country.


Is being a chef really so stressful?

Press release 16/03/2020

Researchers investigate, for the first time, psychological distress in chefs and the relationship with health complaints. Job duration and length of the working day lead to negative effects on mental and/or physical illness, including musculoskeletal and cardiovascular complaints. These are the main results of the study involving 710 Italian chefs, promoted by the Italian Chefs Federation with the collaboration of Cnr-Irib, published on Frontiers public health

Plant respiration: controlled by photosynthesis or biomass?

News 01/03/2020

Italian researchers of the Institute for agriculture and forestry systems in the Mediterranean (Cnr-Isafom) are involved in a research study published on "Global Change Biology" aimed at understanding the mechanism of whole-plant respiration

Physics supporting bone cancer diagnosis

News 04/03/2020

A collaboration between the Cnr Institute of biophysics and the Department of translational research and new technologies in medicine and surgery of the University of Pisa has allowed to demonstrate that Raman spectroscopy is able to diagnose the various levels of malignancy of the chondrosarcoma. The research is published in the journal Scientific Reports

Olive Oil is good for the brain, especially during aging

Press release 25/02/2020

Identified the in vivo neural anti-aging role of a component of extra virgin olive oil, hydroxytyrosol, which is also present in abundance in processing waste. There were beneficial effects especially in the aging brain. The results published in Faseb Journal were demonstrated by a team of researchers from National Research Council of Italy (Cnr-Ibbc) and the University of Tuscia, Italy

Cnr Libraries

Institutional Area

This section offers information on the Cnr libraries located in the Research areas which are connected to various research Institutes located all over Italy

Towards a circular economy: interview with Nicola Armaroli

Institutional area

Nicola Armaroli, research director at the National Research Council of Italy and member of the Sunrise consortium (Solar energy for a circular economy), explains how the solar energy can contribute to make the circular economy a reality. The interview is published on the Sunrise website

Cnr Publishing

Institutional area

Cnr publishing activity consists of institutional documentation, scientific serial collections, Conference Proceedings, outreach and educational products, scientific games

Science Communication

Institutional Area

Part of the Cnr activities are devoted to the dissemination of science, with the aim of stimulating public knowledge and excitement around the research activities of its scientific community

Scientific and interactive exhibitions

Institutional area

By organizing exhibitions, the National Research Council aims to provide new opportunities for cultural growth and renovation by starting a dialogue with the audience of all ages and contributing to the development of the knowledge society

Cnr History

Institutional Area

The National Research Council of Italy was founded as legal person on 18 November 1923 (Royal Decree 2440/1923). Originally, it became member of the International Research Council, with offices in Brussels