OPEN ACCESS TO JRC RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE

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OPEN ACCESS TO JRC RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE

Posted by Ana Kalusevic, Wednesday, 7th February 2018 @ 12:48 pm

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) opens its scientific laboratories and facilities to those working in academia and research organizations, industry, SMEs, and more in general to the public and private sector.

For nuclear facilities, the JRC offers access to researchers and scientists from EU Member States, candidate countries and countries associated to the Euratom Research Programme. Furthermore, the JRC opens to EU Member States, candidate countries and countries associated to the EU Research Programme Horizon 2020 for non-nuclear facilities.

Scientific fields:

Scientists will have the opportunity to work in the following fields: Nuclear safety and security (Euratom Laboratories); Chemistry; Biosciences/life sciences; Physical sciences; ICT; Foresight.

Main goals:

Enhance dissemination of scientific knowledge;
Boost competiveness;
Bridge the gap between research and industry;
Provide training and capacity building.

Three facilities in Italy with the necessary infrastructure to host visitors will offer access through dedicated calls in the fields of safety and security of buildings and of nanobiotechnologies (pilot project). After the completion of the pilot phase in 2017-2018 other JRC facilities in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands are planning to gradually provide access.

Relevance-driven access:

The relevance-driven access is exclusively dependent on scientific and socio-economic relevance at European level. It is based on a peer-review selection process following a call for proposals. Projects accessing JRC facilities under the relevance-driven mode are only charged the additional costs associated to such access.

More information can be found here.