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The Psychology Research Center (CIPsi), founded in 2003, and is one of the 32 research centers at UMinho. The fundamental aim of CIPsi is the promotion and dissemination of high quality scientific knowledge in the domains of basic and applied psychology. This organizational structure, with well-equipped laboratories, affords a unique research environment which provides ample support for multidisciplinary teams. Since 2003, CIPsi has been making considerable efforts to improve the quality of its research and dissemination internationally, and now ranks first on a number of national indicators, as indicated by the "Study of Leiden". This Bibliometric Study conducted by FCT ranks all the National Research Centers (N=284), irrespective of their dimension, in the period 2007-2011, placed CIPsi in the first position in Psychology (69th in the overall ranking). In 2016, CIPsi published more than 150 articles, which are listed in the ISI Web of Science. Finally, CIPsi was evaluated by Foundation for Science and Technology as "Excellent" in 2014. In Portugal, in this evaluation CIPsi occupies the 15º position in the rank of 322 centers from all the domains of knowledge, and the first in psychology domain.

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