Open access to JRC Research Infrastructures

Publication date
January 22, 2018
Deadline
April 13, 2018
Short description

Joint Research Centre is  glad to announce that the  a new series of calls for open  access to JRC scientific laboratories and facilities in the non-nuclear and nuclear areas has been opened:

  • Non-nuclear: Nanobiotechnology Laboratory (Call closing 13 April 2018)
  • Nuclear: European research infrastructure for nuclear reaction, radioactivity, radiation and technology studies in science and applications (EUFRAT) – 4 Laboratories: GELINA, HADES, MONNET, RADMET (Call closing 7 March 2018)

The calls are addressed to external users from academia and research organisations, industry, SMEs, and more in general from the private and public sectors. The JRC offers access to its non-nuclear facilities to researchers and scientists from EU Member States, candidate countries and countries associated to the EU Research Programme Horizon 2020. For nuclear facilities, the JRC will open to EU Member States, candidate countries (on the conditions established in the relevant agreement or decision) and countries associated to the Euratom Research Programme

You will find all relevant information here: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/research-facility/open-access

Conditions and criteria for access

The JRC will offer access to its non-nuclear facilities to researchers and scientists from EU Member States, candidate countries and countries associated to the EU Research Programme Horizon 2020. For nuclear facilities, the JRC will open to EU Member States, candidate countries (on the conditions established in the relevant agreement or decision) and countries associated to the Euratom Research Programme.

There will be two types of access to JRC research infrastructures:

  • The first (relevance-driven) is based on the scientific and socio-economic relevance of the proposed project and involves a peer-review selection process following a call for proposals. This type of access is mainly targeted at universities, research institution and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in areas linked to the strategic priorities of the JRC and EU priorities linked to standardisation, integration and cohesion, sustainable growth and competitiveness. Under this type of access, users are only required to cover any additional costs sustained by the JRC, while access to nuclear research facilities can be provided "free of charge". 

  • The second type of access (market-driven) is mainly targeted at industry and for-profit institutions, and foresees the payment of the full costs of access

Offering access to visiting researchers is part of JRC's strategy to:

  • enhance dissemination of scientific knowledge;
  • boost competiveness;
  • bridge the gap between research and industry;
  • provide training and capacity building.

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.

The results will also feed into JRC's mission to support EU policymaking.

You will find all relevant information here: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/research-facility/open-access

Type
  • H2020
  • Other
Geographical focus
  • European Union (EU 28)
  • H2020
  • WBC
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Natural Sciences

Entry created by Admin WBC-RTI.info on February 6, 2018
Modified on March 12, 2018