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European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC)

The Community legal framework for a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) entered into force on 28 August 2009. This specific legal form is designed to facilitate the joint establishment and operation of research infrastructures of European interest.

Content of the Regulation | Setting up an ERIC | European Research Infrastructure Consortia | ERIC applications

EMSO ERIC: New European research infrastructure to provide key data on the sea and climate change

On 29 September 2016, the European Commission granted the legal status of European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) to the European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and Water Column Observatory (EMSO), a network of observatory nodes installed in European seas providing key data on marine ecosystems, natural hazards and climate change.

Based in Rome, EMSO has been established by eight countries: France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Spain and the United Kingdom. It will collect high-resolution data from the ocean surface, water column, seafloor and sub-seafloor, and transmit it to shore via satellites or cable connection in real or near-real time. These measurements are crucial for our understanding of climate change and its impacts, and for improving geo-hazard early warning.

European Research Infrastructure Consortia

ICOS ERIC

ICOS

Integrated Carbon Observation System European Research Infrastructure Consortium
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ESS-ERIC

ESS

New particle accelerator granted the status of European Research Infrastructure Consortium
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JIV-ERIC

JIV EU

A new consortium of mega-antennas will bring stargazing to a new level
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DARIAH ERIC

DARIAH EU

A European digital research infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities
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CERIC-ERIC

CERIC-ERIC

Materials science facilities of Central Europe join resources to offer an integrated service to researchers
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Euro-Argo

Euro-Argo

Global ocean observing infrastructure
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ECRIN-ERIC

ECRIN

A common platform for pan-European clinical research
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BBMRI-ERIC

BBMRI

Putting together biobanks and biomolecular resources into a pan-European facility
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ESS ERIC

ESS

Exploring social attitudes in a changing Europe
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EATRIS-ERIC

EATRIS

Making translation of scientific discoveries into medical products more effective
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CLARIN-ERIC

CLARIN

EU language research infrastructure
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SHARE-ERIC

CLARIN

Cross-border databank on health, ageing and retirement
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ERIC applications

RI short name

Name

Application date

Website

EU-OPENSCREEN European Infrastructure of Open Screening Platforms for Chemical Biology 22 December 2015 EU-OPENSCREEN
CESSDA Council of European Social Science Data Archives 29 April 2015 CESSDA
ECCSEL European Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage Laboratory Infrastructure 29 April 2015 ECCSEL
Lifewatch Science and Technology Infrastructure for Research on Biodiversity and Ecosystems 30 July 2013 Lifewatch
Publications

New edition of the ERIC practical guidelines

These practical guidelines are aimed at assisting potential applicants for the ERIC legal framework.They entail the consolidated regulation in Annex as well as a model request for setting up an ERIC and a template for drafting the statutes of an ERIC.

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