The ERIC landscape

The ERIC Landscape

The ERIC Landscape by Cluster

ERICs Locations

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InfraFrontier is a Research Infrastructure that provides access to mouse models, data, and scientific platforms and services to study the functional role of the genome in human health and disease.



Research at EMBL, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, emphasises experimental analysis at multiple levels of biological organisation, from the molecule to the organism, as well as computational biology, bioinformatics and systems biology.




ECCSEL, the European Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage Laboratory Infrastructure, provides researchers across the globe easy access to its facilities and coordinates facility upgrades and new builds

ERIC establishment on: 09.06.2017

The H2020 project ECCSELERATE will define the next steps and facilitate the emerging developments of chain integration optimisation with 3rd generation capture technologies, and potential sustainable synergies with CCU (Carbon Capture and Utilization). This will enable researchers to generate substantial knowledge leading to new innovative, cost effective solutions for CCUS, helping to ensure energy security and combat climate change by contributing to the delivery of a low carbon energy and industry sector future. ECCSEL ERIC is contributing to reach the goals set by the European Green Deal, the roadmap for making the EU\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s economy sustainable. 


Kolbjorn Hejes veg 1B, 7034 Trondheim Norway


EU-SOLARIS ERIC envisions to become the European reference research infrastructure in the technological development of Concentrating Solar Thermal (CST) technologies and related applications, thus offering the best conditions for the development of CST research activities for the scientific and industrial communities.

ERIC establishment on: 19.10.2022

Solar energy will be a key player to fight global warming and the energy crisis. In particular, solar thermal technologies may cover a high percentage of World’s energy consumption needs. EU-SOLARIS ERIC strives to assist in achieving this goal through R&D on industrial applications of the concentrating solar thermal technologies


Ctra. de Senés Km 4; Plataforma Solar de Almeria; 04200 Tabernas (Almeria); Spain


LifeWatch ERIC

LifeWatch provides e-Science research facilities to scientists seeking to increase knowledge and deepen understanding of Biodiversity organisation and Ecosystem functions and services | ERIC establishment on: 17.03.2017

ERIC establishment on: 17.03.2017

LifeWatch ERIC supports decision-makers and citizens to build a climate-neutral, green, FAIR-er Europe, and assists in the implementation of the EU Green Deal roadmap and in reaching the 2030 Biodiversity Strategy targets, supplying evidence-based synthetic knowledge and nature-based solutions to tackle societal challenges. 


Sector II-III Plaza de España – 41071 Sevilla, Spain


EMSO, the European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water column Observatory, aims to explore the oceans, to gain a better understanding of phenomena happening within and below them, and to explain the critical role that these phenomena play in the broader Earth systems

ERIC establishment on: 29.09.2016

EMSO advances in information and knowledge of ocean processes in the professional skills and education in marine sciences, and promoting water column and in deep ocean environments, improving resilience to climate change, natural and anthropogenic disasters, creating new sustainable blue growth, through innovative services and underwater technology. 


Via di Vigna Murata, 605, 00143 Rome, Italy

Euro-Argo ERIC

Euro-Argo ERIC is a Research Infrastructure which allows active coordination and strengthening of the European contribution to the international Argo programme | ERIC establishment on: 08.05.2014

ERIC establishment on: 08.05.2014

The set of the ERIC has strengthened the position of the European manufacturers, it facilitates the development of the Argo in Europe towards deepest ocean and biogeochemistry essential for Climate change applications an ocean health monitoring. 


Z.I. Techonopôle Brest Iroise, 1625 route de Sainte Anne, 29280 PLOUZANÉ, France


ICOS, the Integrated Carbon Observation System, is a RI which provides harmonised and high-precision scientific data on carbon cycle and greenhouse gas budget and perturbations | ERIC establishment on: 26.10.2015

ERIC establishment on: 26.10.2015

Greenhouse gas data from ICOS stations is available open access for anyone to use and analyse. ICOS-based knowledge supports policy- and decision-making to combat climate change and its impacts, thus contributing towards the EU strategic agenda in building a carbon-neutral and green Europe. 


Erik Palménin aukio 1, FI-00560 Helsinki, Finland


EPOS, the European Plate Observing System, is a long-term plan to facilitate integrated use of data, data products, and facilities from distributed research infrastructures for solid Earth science in Europe

ERIC establishment on: 30.10.2018

EPOS brings together Earth scientists, national research infrastructures, ICT experts and decision makers to establish and underpin a sustainable and long-term access to solid Earth science data and services integrating diverse European Research Infrastructures under a common federated framework. EPOS relies on e-science innovation to foster progress in science for supporting a safe and sustainable society. 


Via di Vigna Murata 605 00143 Roma

Health and Food


The European Infrastructure of Open Screening Platforms for Chemical Biology-develops novel small chemical compounds that elicit specific biological responses on organisms, cells or cellular components

ERIC establishment on: 20.03.2018

EU-OPENSCREEN ERIC overcomes the technically and logistically daunting task of developing high-quality tool compounds, which may then be translated into marketable chemical products for unmet needs in medicine, nutrition, agriculture and environment. 


Robert-Rössle-Str. 10, 13125 Berlin, Germany


the European Marine Biological Resource Centre, is a Research infrastructure responding to the societal Grand Challenges through advanced marine biology and ecology research

ERIC establishment on: 20.02.2018

EMBRC-ERIC contributes to societal challenges by promoting sustainable solutions related to the functioning of marine ecosystems and the planet as a whole, and enabling access to marine biodiversity across Europe to support large-scale, high-quality and innovative marine science. In particular, EMBRC supports new cures, drugs, food sustainability, climate change, and blue biotechnology.


4 Place Jussieu – BC 93, 75252 Paris Cedex 05, France


INSTRUCT-ERIC is a Research Infrastructure in structural biology, making high-end technologies and methods available to all European researchers

ERIC establishment on: 04.07.2017

In making high-end structural biology facilities available to scientists, Instruct-ERIC is helping to democratise and harmonise European research tackling key societal challenges in the medical and life science domains, enabling insights and developments with a global impact. 


The Division of Structural Biology, WTCHG, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford, OX3 7BN, UK


BBMRI is a European Research Infrastructure for biobanking that brings together all the main players from the biobanking field – researchers, biobankers, industry, and patients – to boost biomedical research

ERIC establishment on: 22.11.2013

BBMRI’s Directory is one of the largest in the world with over 100 million samples and datasets from more than 600 biobanks across 20 European countries and 1 international organization. Researchers can browse BBMRI’s catalogue and filter by diagnosis, type of material, quality characteristics or country and they can send single access request to multiple biobanks. Biobanks can increase their visibility by allowing their samples to be findable by Europe’s 500 000 life scientists. Discover the recently added COVID-19 filter to find samples and datasets applicable to research on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19:


Neue Stiftingtalstrasse 2/B/6, 8010 Graz, Austria


EATRIS is a European infrastructure for translational medicine that plays a fundamental role in the advancement of knowledge and technology in translational research and drug development | ERIC establishment on: 07.11.2013

ERIC establishment on: 07.11.2013

Through bridging the gap between research results and new diagnostic tools and therapies that benefit patients, EATRIS strengthens the productivity and impact of the European Health research and Innovation as well as increases the benefits of research for the health and well-being of the population. By pulling together the scientific and technological expertise and know-how of 110 academic centres in 13 countries, EATRIS contributes to Europe’s efforts for stronger cross-border cooperation and more coordinated response to tackle health-related challenges. As driver of industry-academia collaborations, EATRIS also enables cross-sectorial research and innovation and helps unlock the full potential of new tools, technologies and digital solutions for a healthy society. 


De Boelelaan 1118, Amsterdam, the Netherlands


ECRIN, the European Clinical Research Infrastructure Network, links scientific partners and networks across Europe to facilitate multinational Clinical Research | ERIC establishment on: 29.11.2013

ERIC establishment on: 29.11.2013

ECRIN-ERIC plays a key role within Societal Challenge 1 – Health, demographic change and wellbeing, supporting multinational clinical studies that will provide new therapeutic, diagnostic and preventive solutions for Europe’s main health challenges, and contributing to develop tools and strengthen capacity for clinical research.


5 rue Watt, 75013 Paris, France

Euro-BioImaging ERIC

Euro-BioImaging is a research infrastructure that offers open access to imaging technologies, training and data services in biological and biomedical imaging

ERIC establishment on: 06.11.2019

Imaging technologies are the central technology platform driving research in most disciplines of the life sciences. Euro-BioImaging contributes to discoveries in health, food security, plant biology, marine ecosystems, and the environment. It also promotes FAIR image data, enabling cross-disciplinary research via integration with other data types. 


Tykistokatu 6B, FI-20520 Turku, Finland


AnaEE (Analysis and Experimentation on Ecosystems) is a Landmark European research infrastructure which brings together a series of state-of-the-art experimental, analytical and modelling platforms for ecosystem research throughout Europe.

ERIC establishment: 22.02.2022

AnaEE advances knowledge necessary to tackle the complex global environmental challenges facing human societies. It forges evidence-based adaptation and mitigation strategies that assure plant, soil, water, biodiversity and ecosystem health today and in the future. Those strategies are needed to maintain essential services to society, including adaptation to climate change, carbon sequestration, food security, clean water, and preservation of biodiversity.


1 avenue de la Terrasse - 91190 Gif sur Yvette, France


MIRRI, the Microbial Resource Research Infrastructure, is the pan-European distributed Research Infrastructure for the preservation, systematic investigation, provision and valorisation of microbial resources and biodiversity.

ERIC establishment: 16.06.2022

MIRRI offers a single point of access to a broad range of 400,000+ high-quality microorganisms, their derivatives, associated data and services, with a special focus on the domains of Health & Food, Agro-Food, and Environment & Energy. MIRRI’s resources, services and expertise can help researchers and bioindustries delivering the maximum value and impacts from their projects, technologies and products, in response to some of the greatest societal, environmental and economic challenges that Europe and the World are facing, such as those related to the circular economy, human and planetary health, food security and safety, climate transition, decarbonisation or biodiversity.


University of Minho, Campus of Gualtar, Pedagogic Complex 3, Floor 0, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal


INFRAFRONTIER investigates the relationship between gene function and human diseases. It promotes access to cutting-edge services and resources worldwide, and advocates for animal welfare in biomedical research.

ERIC establishment on: 20.12.2023

With a collaborative network comprising over 20 leading research institutes across 15 countries, INFRAFRONTIER investigates the relationship between gene function and human diseases. This knowledge facilitates the development of innovative prevention, diagnosis, and treatment strategies, tackling health-related challenges. Through its commitment to collaboration and knowledge sharing, INFRAFRONTIER contributes to health equity by promoting access to cutting-edge services and resources worldwide. Moreover, INFRAFRONTIER advocates for animal welfare in biomedical research, ensuring the responsible and humane use of animal models.


Infrastructure Ingolstädter Landstraße 1, 85764 Neuherberg, München

Physical Sciences and Engineering


CERIC (Central European Research Infrastructure Consortium) is a Research Infrastructure that provides open access to some of the best facilities in Europe, to help science and industry advance in all fields of materials, biomaterials and nanotechnology

ERIC establishment on: 24.06.2014

To contribute in providing solutions to pressing societal challenges, CERIC is increasing its focus on the development of services in the field of energy storage. This will contribute to the EU climate goals, addressed through the Energy and climate plans, to the EU Green Deal, and potentially also to the Horizon Europe Mission on 100 carbon neutral cities. Another priority is life science, with actions such as a COVID-19 rapid access, contributing to the SDG (Sustainability Development Goals) Health and Wellbeing.


S.S. 14 – km 163,5 in AREA Science Park, 34149 – Basovizza, Trieste, Italy

European Spallation Source ERIC

The European Spallation Source is a joint European organisation committed to building and operating the world’s leading facility for #research using neutrons

ERIC establishment on: 19.08.2015

Research with neutrons gives us knowledge that improves our everyday lives and is a necessary component to solving society’s grand challenges. The research conducted at ESS will contribute to new and better materials for engineering and digital infrastructure, medical technology, pharmaceuticals, energy solutions, decarbonisation technologies and our basic understanding of the fundamental science that underpins these socio-economic achievements. 


European Spallation Source ERIC, Box 176, SE-221 00, Lund,Sweden


JIVE, the Joint Institute for VLBI, is an international astronomy institute that provides support for users of the European VLBI Network (EVN)

ERIC establishment on: 12.12.2014

Through accessible data archive services, on-site user support, and educational and training activities, JIVE contributes to societal challenges by promoting diversity in science, facilitating science fundamental to our understanding of the Universe, with additional relevance to Earth sciences (with ties to climate change), space weather, and habitability zones and possibility of life in planets around other stars. 


Oude Hoogeveensedijk 4, 7991 PD, Dwingeloo, the Netherlands


ELI, the Extreme Light Infrastructure, is a pan-European distributed laser user facility which will offer innovative services at the forefront of present laser technology.

ERIC establishment: 30.04.2021

ELI ERIC’s contributions to current societal challenges and the UN Sustainable Development Goals derive from access to world-class high power and ultra-fast lasers for science that will enable cutting-edge research in physical, chemical, material, and medical sciences, as well as breakthrough innovations from which tools and technology can be developed for the benefit of society.


Za Radnicí 835, Dolní Břežany, 252 41, Czech Republic

Social and Cultural Innovation


CESSDA, the Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives, provides large-scale, integrated and sustainable data services to the Social Sciences

ERIC establishment on: 09.06.2017

CESSDA will provide a platform for social data researchers that integrates with the European Open Science Cloud within the 2020-2022 timeframe. The CESSDA Data Catalogue is a platform for researchers wanting to find and reuse social science and humanities research data. The CESSDA Data Management Expert Guide helps social science researchers make their research data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR). 


Parkveien 20, 5007 Bergen, Norway


CLARIN, Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure, makes digital language resources available to scholars, researchers, students and citizen-scientists from all disciplines, especially in humanities and Social Sciences through single sign-on access | ERIC establishment on: 29.02.2012

ERIC establishment on: 29.02.2012

In line with the Open Science agenda, CLARIN enables scholars from the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) and beyond to engage in and contribute to cutting-edge research driven by language data. CLARIN facilitates participation of researchers in the European Research Area and the mission-driven programmes of Horizon Europe and the wider global context. By organising the training of new generations of skilled data professionals, CLARIN contributes to reinforcing digital literacy and reducing the shortage of critical skills in the field of data analytics.


Drift 10, 3512 BS Utrecht, The Netherlands


DARIAH, the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities, is a pan-European infrastructure for arts and humanities scholars working with computational methods. It supports digital research as well as the teaching of digital research methods

ERIC establishment on: 06.08.2014

DARIAH ERIC ensures that humanities researchers are able to assess the impact of technology on their work in an informed manner, access the data, tools, services, knowledge and networks they need seamlessly and in contextually rich virtual and human environments and produce excellent, digitally-enabled scholarship that is reusable, visible and sustainable. 


c/o TGIR Huma-Num CNRS UMS 3598 54 bd Raspail 75006 Paris, France

European Social Survey ERIC

The European Social Survey is an academically driven cross-national survey that measures the attitudes, beliefs and behaviour patterns of diverse populations in more than thirty nations | ERIC establishment on: 22.11.2013

ERIC establishment on: 22.11.2013

European Social Survey-ERIC data has played a vital role in helping to shape pan-European governance and policy in participating countries for almost 20 years. As Europe faces grand societal challenges such as climate change, immigration, welfare reform, declining political trust and health inequalities (amongst others), the ESS continues to provide regular robust data to help improve society. //// The nationally representative survey on a wide range of topics has been undertaken every two years since 2002 to monitor the attitudes and behaviour of people in 39 countries. As well as its biennial data collection, the ESS is currently involved in four Horizon 2020 projects, including the Social Sciences and Humanities Open Cloud (SSHOC).


Northampton Square, London, EC1V 0HB, United Kingdom


SHARE is a multidisciplinary & cross-national panel database of micro data on health, socio-economic status & social & family networks of more than 120000 individuals

ERIC establishment on: 17.03.2011

SHARE-ERIC joined the Social Sciences and Humanities Open Cloud (SSHOC) project. Beginning in 2019, SSHOC will realise the social sciences and humanities part of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) by offering access to research data and related services adapted to the needs of the SSH community. The aim is to facilitate the transition from the current landscape with disciplinary silos and separated e-infrastructure facilities into a fully-fledged cloud-based infrastructure. Thereby, it significantly contributes towards achieving the vision of the European Cloud Initiative and supports the implementation of European Open Science Cloud. The project started on 1 January 2019 and will end on 30 April 2022.


Amalienstr. 33, 80799 Munich, Germany