IT tips


  • PASSWORD The email is directly generated by the CSIC service upon request from the secretaries. Once you receive an email it will have a password you need to change. For this, you need to enter the intranet of CSIC. Important you need to perform a procedure called “Mi primer accesso a Intranet” there (as you see on the lower left of the login prompt) in order to be able to modify the password.
  • Email clients via IMAP and SMTP the email can be read online with the web access. However the first experience is not great so if you want to access your email with any other client you can do that by configuring your client as by the client instructions. The information you need from our side are,
    • to receive the emails IMAP server:, protocol: SSL, port: 993
    • to send the emails SMTP server:, protocol SSL, port: 587
    • the username and password for both IMAP and SMTP are the same ones you already configured to access via Web.

CSIC has a subscription to most of the scientific reviews. In order to use it, you first need to get the CSIC account through the secretaries (the same that you need for your email address). You then need to use PAPI, the CSIC remote access to the journals it has a subscription to. On Firefox you can install an extension called Lean Library that helps you use the CSIC credential in your daily workflow.

Update from Juanjo 06/22: Acceso remoto a artículos.

Opción (1), instalar la extensión de navegador “Lean Library” enlazada desde esta web y hacer login con la cuenta del CSIC

Opción (2) Instalar Google Scholar. Ofrece un botón tipo “PDF” encima de la web del artículo. También cuando buscáis desde Google Scholar os ofrece PDF.

Opción (3). Instalar Mendeley y hacer login con la cuenta del CSIC. Ofrece un botón similar a Google Scholar, pero con el branding de Mendeley.

Yo tengo los tres y dependiendo del contexto me suele aparecer uno u otro. No entiendo bien todavía por qué.

Internet access via EDUROAM

The CISC buildings are all covered by internet access via WIFI using eduroam. For the basic configuration, you need the following parameters,

  • Autenticación de red:  802.1x (EAP-TTLS)
  • Cifrado de red:  WPA-TKIP / WPA2-AES
  • Método de autenticación: PAP
  • Identidad anónima:

If you want a more advanced configuration that include the appropriate certificate you should head to the EDUROAM installer webpage which allows you to select your institution (CSIC in Spain) and download the installer for your platform. It works on Linux, Windows, Android and iPhone.

Update from Luca 06/22 if you have Android version >11 you should use the application geteduroam not the eduroam-cat that need to be disinstalled and previous configurations removed. The username is your [email protected] with the same password you use for csic intranet.


In order to access license servers (e.g.) Mathematica, you need to have VPN connection working

You can set it up following the instructions here

Scientific Software

Csic has a collection of scientific software that you can ask to obtain through the intranet

For example you can get Mathematica and an old version of Matlab 2010b in order to apply for it

go here and follow the clear steps in the menus


We used to have our own printers in the main hall, but they have been long broken and it is pointless to buy new ones. Instead use the three printers available on campus via network printing protocols.

  • Serrano 113b (ground floor, printer room). Black and white printer model Canon iR-ADV 4535, configured at Drivers available at the Canon webpage.
  • Serrano 121 (ground floor, near the shop). Color printer model Brother MFC-9340CDW available at . Drivers available at Brother Printer’s webpage.

Both printers also allow printing via the web, through the pages linked above. In order to use the printer, the user has to be registered with IT. At that time they will be given a code (the DNI) and a password that can be changed. The password is not necessary to send the document, but it is necessary to obtain the printout in person (until you go to the device and enter the user and password, nothing is printed).

The printer is also a photocopier and scanner. In the latter option it allows you to send the document directly to the user to the configured email.

Our webpage

Every group member has editor access to this webpage, with credentials to create and post news, webpages, etc. In particular:

  • Every individual is responsible for maintaining their own personal page linked from the members pages. The minimum information should be a picture, full name, contact details, a short bio and a list of publications. It is recommended to also link to Google Scholar, ORCID and, if you have it, a Publons profile, to simplify writing reports about the group.
  • You should consider writing a post for every work we finish. This helps us in disseminating our work and it is typically a deliverable action for EU-funded projects. Those posts are created under the category News
  • If you arrived to this web page is because you were looking for practical information about our daily work. That information is stored in the category Group Information. Consider updating the posts or adding new one if you learn about different ways of doing administrative processes, configuring our computers, etc.

Social media

As it has become the norm, our group keeps one Twitter profile where we forward information about our activities, articles, achievements, etc. The Twitter account is @queen_of_fog If you have a Twitter account and you post news about your work, please tag it, as well as @iff_csic, and other colleagues that have participated in your work.

We also keep a YouTube channel where we post streamings and recordings of seminars and other activities. If you give an online talk and either record it yourself or is recorded by your hosts, please consider providing a copy for upload into this channel.