Cutting-edge Research

for Global Challenges

SOMMa is the alliance of Severo Ochoa Centres and María de Maeztu Units to promote Spanish Excellence in research and to enhance its social impact at national and international levels


Key facts and figures

SOMM alliance brings together the top-performing and most competitive Spanish research centres and units in all disciplines




That hold the Severo Ochoa and María de Maeztu Excellence Awards
Work in the SOMMa member institutions (data at end 2016, obtained from 37 members)
Total number including Starting, Consolidator, Advanced and Synergy grants (data at end 2017, obtained from 45 members)
Out of 7,125 publications, this fraction was published in the top-10% ranked journals (data from 2017, obtained from 44 members)

SOMMa Research disciplines

SOMMa centres and units cover a wide breadth of scientific disciplines, from life sciences and medicine, mathematics, chemistry, physics, engineering, to humanities, economics and social sciences.

  • Life Sciences

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  • Maths, Experimental Sciences and Engineering

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  • Social Sciences and Humanities

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  • Open Science

    Scientific knowledge openly hared, fuelling the discovery process, and empowering society

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Facilitating the exploitation of research results for the public good, and contributing to economic growth, are core activites for all SOMMa members

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