The main objective of the alliance is to internationally promote and strengthen the centers and units accredited with this distinction, to give their research a higher profile.

The creation of the Alliance was approved in a meeting that took place on the 18th of October, chaired by Carmen Vela, the State Secretary for R & D. Directors and representatives of all centers and units defined the strategic plan and work for the coming months. Luis Serrano, director of the Center for Genomic Regulation, will lead the alliance for the next two years and Teresa Garcia-Milà, director of the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics will be the vice president.

SOMMa seeks to increase the national and international visibility of science in Spain; promote the exchange of knowledge, technology and good practices among its members, the international scientific community and key stakeholders; collaborate with the rest of research centers in Spain to strengthen the R&D&I system; and have a voice in Spanish and European scientific policy.

In the coming weeks, the website will be launched. There you will be able to find all the information related to SOMMa.

Find more info: SOMMa_esp.pdf

Find more info: SOMMa_eng.pdf