European Research Infrastructure Consortia and COVID-19 Research

European Research Infrastructures, many of them organised as ERICs, are essential resource to the researchers studying the many aspects of the pandemics. Addressing issues such as development of the vaccine and medicines, insights into the social challenges, and the impact ...

Questionnaire – Research Infrastructures and COVID-19 Research


The Association of European-Level Research Infrastructures Facilities (ERF-AISBL), in collaboration with CERIC-ERIC, has set up a page which presents the various services, such as rapid access to instruments, data and other resources, offered by the Research ...

INSTRUCT-ERIC offers priority access for COVID-19 related research proposals

INSTRUCT-ERIC is offering priority access to groups that need to use its structural biology services for projects directly related to COVID-19 viral proteins. Priority access will ensure a faster review of research proposals relating to COVID-19. 

Read more about the ...

ESFRI cluster projects-Position papers on expectations and planned contributions to the EOSC


Through its cluster projects, ESCAPE, ENVRI-FAIR, SSHOC, PaNOSC and EOSC-Life, the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) steers the integration and consolidation of thematic e-infrastructure platforms in preparation for connecting them ...

Press Release: The ERIC Forum announces new Chair and Vice Chair

The ERIC Forum, which brings together 21 leading European Research Infrastructures, has a new leadership.The aim of the ERIC Forum is to advance operations of ERICs and to strategically contribute to the development of ERIC-related policies.

The new Chair ...

BBMRI-ERIC is hiring its Director General


Post of the Director General of BBMRI-ERIC.

The pan-European Biobanking and BioMolecular Resources Research Infrastructure (BBMRI) is a distributed biomedical infrastructure, which operates under the European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) legal framework. With 19 countries and one intergovernmental ...

Euro-BioImaging is officially an ERIC

Press Release from EMBL

Euro-BioImaging established as a European Research Infrastructure Consortium for state-of-the-art imaging services in biological and biomedical research

The European Commission has officially established Euro-BioImaging – which provides life scientists with open access to a broad


Towards Key Performance Indicators of Research Infrastructures

Authors: Jana Kolar, Marjan Cugmas, Anuška Ferligoj (Submitted on 1st October 2019)

In 2018, the European Strategic Forum for research infrastructures (ESFRI) was tasked by the Competitiveness Council, a configuration of the Council of the EU, to develop a common ...

ERIC Forum members’ written contribution to ERAC ad-hoc working group on the Future of the ERA

August 2019 


What is the ERIC Forum? 

The ERIC Forum brings together all European Research Infrastructure Consortia (ERICs). 

ERICs are legal entities based on the COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 723/2009 of 25 June. They are set-up by the European ...

ERIC Forum Position Paper on the Development of KPIs for Research Infrastructures

ERIC Forum Position Paper on the Development of KPIs for Research Infrastructures 

Research infrastructures (RI) represent public investments. As such, they need to be accountable to their funders by demonstrating expected performance and impact. In its conclusions on “Accelerating Knowledge ...

ERICs’ regulation and operational issues discussed at the 1st Italian ERIC Forum

In the framework of the Horizon2020 project ACCELERATE, CERIC-ERIC organized the first Italian ERIC Forum on 27 June 2019 at CERIC’s headquarters in Trieste.

The meeting was organized in line with Work Package 1 of the project, which has ...

CESSDA Webinar: The GDPR and research one year on: experiences across Europe

Panel discussion webinar, where data protection experts from across Europe will give their views on what changes the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) brought for research, data archiving and data sharing and how researchers and institutions have implemented the GDPR. ...

Data FAIRness in Environmental & Earth Science Infrastructures: theory and practice

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL Data FAIRness in Environmental & Earth Science Infrastructures: theory and practice
Lecce, 01 – 05 July 2019

In recent years, one of the major challenges in the Environmental and Earth Science has been managing and searching larger ...

ERIC Forum Implementation Project: Kick off meeting

Amsterdam, February 1st, 2019.

On Thursday 31 January, 23* European Research Infrastructures, based in 11 different countries with national nodes in all European Member States, met in Amsterdam to launch the ERIC Forum project, co-funded by the European Commission’s Horizon ...


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