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The Severo Ochoa call in the press - What is excellence in research?

Following the provisional resolution of this year's Severo Ochoa Centers of Excellence call, there has been a hustle and bustle in the press and in the social networks regarding the criteria of excellence of the Severo Ochoa programme, and the fact that the ICIQ (Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia) is not within the selected members. 

Here are some of the articles (in chronological order) appeared in the press. The first article is especially interesting because it features some of criteria of excellence that the evaluation panel takes into account for this excellence call: the gender balance, the presence of internal and international collaborations and the technology transfer in patents licensed. 

12/08/2018 (El Periódico)
El Ministerio de Ciencia amenaza con expulsar de la élite a un centro puntero catalán
https://www.elperiodico.com/es/ciencia/20180812/criterios-excelencia-severo-ochoa-descartan-centro-lider-quimica-6983026 

12/08/2018 (El Periódico) 
Las 'reacciones químicas' ante la resolución del Severo Ochoa
https://www.elperiodico.com/es/ciencia/20180812/reacciones-premios-nobel-iciq-severo-ochoa-6983116

13/08/2018 (El Periódico)
Investigadores y políticos critican que el Gobierno expulse al ICIQ de la élite científica
https://www.elperiodico.com/es/ciencia/20180813/reacciones-muestras-apoyo-iciq-tarragona-perdida-severo-ochoa-6987729 

13/08/2018 (Tarragona Digital)
L'ICIQ a Tarragona es queda sense l'acreditació com a centre d'excel·lència Severo Ochoa
https://tarragonadigital.com/tarragona/ciencia-denega-severo-ochoa-iciq 

14/08/2018 (El Periódico)
Ciencia insiste en que la resolución sobre el ICIQ se basa en "estándares internacionales de excelencia"
https://www.elperiodico.com/es/ciencia/20180814/respuesta-ministerio-acreditacion-severo-ochoa-iciq-6988981

15/08/2018 (Diari de Tarragona)
El Ministerio dice que los expertos han dejado el ICIQ fuera del Severo Ochoa
https://www.diaridetarragona.com/tarragona/El-Ministerio-dice-que-los-expertos-han-dejado-el-ICIQ-fuera-del-Severo-Ochoa-20180815-0011.html 

16/08/2018 (La Vanguardia)
Esquerra demana explicacions al govern espanyol per “apartar” l’ICIQ del programa Severo Ochoa
https://www.lavanguardia.com/vida/20180816/451336148780/esquerra-demana-explicacions-al-govern-espanyol-per-apartar-liciq-del-programa-severo-ochoa.html

17/08/2018 (El Periódico)
3 claves para entender la polémica del "programa de excelencia" Severo Ochoa
https://www.elperiodico.com/es/ciencia/20180817/polemica-severo-ochoa-iciq-ministerio-ciencia-agencia-estatal-investigacio-6991663

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