2 September 2020 - Comments Off on Apply to the JRC call for Access to Nuclear Research Infrastructures!

Apply to the JRC call for Access to Nuclear Research Infrastructures!

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

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

The JRC is opening access to the following groups of Research Infrastructures:

Nuclear calls: Laboratory of the Environmental & Mechanical Materials Assessment (EMMA)

[Calls close 15/10/2020]

In Petten, four research infrastructures provide hosting opportunities in laboratories for mechanical tests in ambient and corrosive environments from cryogenic to high temperatures at the macro and micro scales. Scientist have the opportunity to investigate materials performance, mechanical and corrosion properties and characterisation to make reactor infrastructures safer.

Nuclear calls: European research infrastructure for nuclear reaction, radioactivity, radiation and technology studies in science and applications (EUFRAT)

[Calls close 15/10/2020]

The JRC will also make accessible four of its European facilities for nuclear reaction and decay data measurements in Geel. Such measurements help to make nuclear reactors and the handling of nuclear waste safer, and enhance radiological protection for citizens and the environment.

Nuclear calls: Actinide User Laboratory (ActUsLab)

[Calls close 30/09/2020]

Three state-of-the-art laboratories are located in Karlsruhe and are designed for research on actinide materials. Actinide elements are the backbone of nuclear technologies, such as energy, space exploration or medical treatments. Scientists will be able to conduct exploratory research to help develop new nuclear equipment or materials.

Conditions and criteria for access

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 Lead User Institution and User Institutions (see definitions in the Framework) must be from an EU Member State, country associated to the Euratom Research Programme (only Switzerland and Ukraine).
  • The Lead User Institution must be from a university, research or public institution, or from a Small-Medium-Enterprise (SME).
  • Ethical considerations in accordance with EU Law, in particular Art. 19 of Regulation (EU) 1291/2013, and applicable laws and regulations in the EU Member States.
  • The proposal submission form is complete and complies with the instructions.

New: The JRC may provide a financial or in-kind contribution to support Users to cover their costs of travel and subsistence (T&S) related to the User stay Days, subject to the availability of funds, personnel and other resources to Users from User Institutions located in an EU Member State or country associated to the Euratom Research Programme (only Switzerland and Ukraine).

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