Organization and Legal Framework
CERIC is an ERIC (European Research Infrastructure Consortium), set-up by the European Commission (European Commission Implementing Decision n. 2014/392/EU) to contribute to European top-level research and technological development and demonstration programs.
The Consortium brings together the best research centers and specialized laboratories in the field from the participating countries (Austria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia) in a new European institution, open to other interested countries and with its statutory seat in Trieste, Italy.
The instrumental and human resources of the partners are made available as in-kind contributions and are integrated in CERIC-ERIC through coherent and excellence-driven governance. This allows a focus on the use of existing investments and available national, regional and EU resources towards a common scope and also increasing their value through partnerships in Horizon 2020 proposals and an appropriate use of Structural Funds.
The main focus is on open access research. However, CERIC-ERIC also acts as a focal point for European industry by providing R&D outreach, building synergies and commonalities in technology and knowledge transfer, and stimulating and supporting spin-off companies from research.
Executive Director and Deputies:
- Austria: Frank Uhlig, Heinz Amenitsch (vice Chair)
- Austria: Heinz Amenitsch
Secretary: Ornela De Giacomo
- Michel van der Rest, former director of synchrotron SOLEIL and former chair of ERF (life sciences) Chair