Access will be mainly granted to universities and research institutions, as well as to SMEs, possibly in association with industry and private organisations, in areas relevant to JRC’s strategic priorities and of importance for European standardisation, integration and cohesion, sustainable growth and competitiveness.
Following a call for proposals, an application is evaluated by a transparent peer-review selection process. A panel of experts (User Selection Committee) evaluates the excellence, originality and technical feasibility of an application.
The relevance-driven access entails costs. Projects accessing the JRC will be charged the additional costs associated (i.e. the variable costs related to access) to a given research infrastructure.
Payment may be settled by a monetary payment or in the form of economically valuable in-kind contributions (e.g. consumables such as mock-ups, instrumentation, testing rigs, or the provision of human resources).
JRC nuclear research infrastructures may grant access free of charge (i.e. no payment of the additional costs related to access).