The IAC researchers have more than 40 active collaborations with research groups from all over the world and participate in more than 20 large international consortia.
Promoting staff exchange has been the IAC policy in the past 20 years. In this way, the Severo Ochoa Project is contributing with a specific Mobility Program to foster stays of IAC staff in top-level international research institutions. Mobility of permanent staff researchers and Ramón y Cajal fellows facilitates a more sustained collaboration with other research groups, and thus increases the links between the IAC and foreign experts.
The Severo Ochoa mobility programme also aims to offer a SO Senior Visitor Programme at IAC for group leaders and senior staff from centers of major international relevance. Two different schemes are available: long stays, of 6-12 months, and shorter stays , of 1-3 months.