Governance Boards

The main governance boards of BSC are the Board of Trustees and the Executive Commission. Both as well as of members of the BSC, are made up of members of the three shareholding institutions of the BSC

  • Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad. Gobierno de España
    The Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness
    (Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad - MINECO)
  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Departament d'Economia i Coneixement
    The Catalan Ministry of Economy and Knowledge
    (Departament d'Economia i Coneixement de la Generalitat de Catalunya - DECO)
  • UPC. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya • BarcelonaTech
    The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya·BarcelonaTech (UPC)

The Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is responsible, amongst other things, for appointing the Director; setting the general criteria for the operation of BSC; and approving the annual action plan, the multi-annual budgetary framework and the annual budget.

President:

  • Mª Luisa Poncela, Secretary General of Science and Innovation, MINECO

Vice President:

  • Arcadi Navarro, Secretary General for Universities and Research, DECO

MINECO Representatives:

  • Mª Luisa Castaño, Director General for Innovation and Competitivity
  • José Ignacio Doncel, Deputy Director General of Planning for Technological and Scientific Infrastructures

DECO Representatives:

  • Francesc Subirada, Director General of Research
  • Iolanda Font de Rubinat, Deputy Director General of Research

UPC Representatives:

  • Enric Fossas, Rector
  • Fernando Orejas, Vice Rector for Research

BSC-CNS Representatives:

  • Mateo Valero, Director
  • Josep Maria Martorell, Associate Director
  • Alexandre Puerto, Director of Management Department

Commission Secretaries:

  • Ramón Fernández Calvo, State lawyer
  • Sue de Antonio Calvo, State lawyer

The Executive Commission

The Executive Committee is responsible, amongst other things, for submitting the proposal for the annual action plan and budget to the Board of Governors; approving amendments to the budget, within the limits set by the Board of Governors; and approving the access protocol for users of the BSC and the code of conduct of the Access Committee.

President:

  • Mª Luisa Castaño, Director General for Innovation and Competitivity, MINECO

Vicepresident:

  • Francesc Subirada, Director General of Research, DECO

MINECO Representative:

  • José Ignacio Doncel, Deputy Director General of Planning for Technological and Scientific Infrastructures

DECO Representative:

  • Iolanda Font de Rubinat, Deputy Director General of Research

UPC Representative:

  • Fernando Orejas, Vice Rector for Research
  • Esther Real, Vice Rector for University Policy

BSC-CNS Representatives:

  • Mateo Valero, Director
  • Josep Maria Martorell, Associate Director
  • Alexandre Puerto, Director of Management Department

Secretaries:

  • Ramón Fernández Calvo and Sue de Antonio Calvo, State Lawyers

The BSC Management Board

The BSC Management Board is chaired by the centre’s Director and is made up of the Associate Director and the department directors.  The Board meets regularly to discuss the technical, scientific and administrative management of the centre.

BSC Management Board members:

  • Mateo Valero, Director
  • Josep Maria Martorell, Associate Director
  • Jesús Labarta, Computer Science Director
  • Eduard Ayguadé, Computer Science Associate Director
  • ---, Life Sciences Director
  • Francisco J. Doblas-Reyes, Earth Sciences Director
  • José María Cela, Computer Applications in Science and Engineering Director
  • Sergi Girona, Operations Director
  • Alexandre Puerto, Director of Management Department

The Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board is made up of eleven distinguished senior scientists and science managers from around the world. It reports to the BSC-CNS Board of Trustees, and meets periodically to analyse BSC-CNS’s research programmes, results and plans. The Board issues a written report which evaluates the period in question and includes suggestions and advice for the future. The current members of the board are:

  • Prof. Dr. Achim Bachem, Former Chairman of the Board of Directors Forschungszentrum, Jülich, Germany
  • Dr. Catherine Rivière, Présidente Directrice Générale Grand Equipement National de Calcul Intensif, GENCI, France
  • Dr. Horst D. Simon, Deputy Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), USA
  • Prof. Dr. Guy Brasseur, Director of Climate Service Centre, Germany
  • Prof. Jack Dongarra, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, University of Tennessee, USA
  • Prof. Janet Thornton, Director, European Bioinformatics Institute, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Tadashi Watanabe, Project Manager, RIKEN Next-Generation Supercomputer R&D Centre, Japan
  • Dr. Thomas Zacharia, Executive Vice President of Research & Development, Qatar Foundation, Qatar
  • Dr. Paul Messina, Director of Science, Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, USA
  • Prof. Manuel Peitsch, Chairman of Board of Directors, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Switzerland
  • Prof. Leonard Barrie, Vice-President of Research, The Cyprus Institute, Cyprus

The Access Committee

Access to the MareNostrum supercomputer and the other nodes in the Spanish National Supercomputing Network (RES) is free. Public calls are published regularly, and scientists wishing to use the resources submit a written proposal online. These proposals are evaluated by the Access Committee, which is made up of prestigious Spanish scientists.

The Access Committee is advised by a panel of external experts which is divided into four groups, following the classification of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT):

  • Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
    • Vicent Quilis, Universidad de Valencia
    • Valenti Sallares, CSIC
  • Biomedicine and Health Sciences
    • Xavier Daura, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
    • Nuria Verdaguer, CSIC
  • Physics and Engineering;
    • Jaume Casademunt, Universidad de Barcelona
    • Ignacio Pagonabarraga, Universidad de Barcelona
  • Chemistry and Materials Science and Technology
    • Ignacio Tuñon, Universidad de Valencia
    • Emilio Artacho, Nanogune