JRC announces 11 calls for access to Nuclear Research Infrastructures

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has announced eleven open calls, for access to its scientific labs and facilities.

Offering access to visiting researchers is part of JRC’s strategy to enhance the dissemination of scientific knowledge, boost competitiveness, bridge the gap between research and industry and provide training and capacity building.

The invitations are mainly addressed to people working in academia and research organisations, industry, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), as well as the public and private sectors.

The JRC offers access to its non-nuclear facilities to researchers and scientists from EU Member States and countries associated to the EU Research Programme Horizon 2020. As it comes to nuclear facilities, the JRC offers access to EU Member States and countries taking part in the Euratom Research Programme.

Scientists will have the opportunity to work in the following fields:

  • nuclear safety and security (Euratom Laboratories);
  • chemistry;
  • biosciences/life sciences;
  • physical sciences;
  • ICT;

The JRC is offering access to the following groups of Research Infrastructures:


Nuclear Infrastructures:

  • Actinide User Laboratory (ActUsLab), Karlsruhe, Germany (Deadline: September 30th)
  • Laboratory of the Environmental & Mechanical Materials Assessment (EMMA), Petten, The Netherlands (Deadline: October 15th)
  • European research infrastructure for nuclear reaction, radioactivity, radiation and technology studies in science and applications (EUFRAT), Geel, Belgium (Deadline: October 15th)


Non-nuclear Infrastructures:

  • Energy Storage
  • European Laboratory for Structural Assessment (ELSA)
  • Nanobiotechnology Laboratory

For more information and to apply for the calls, check the following link: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/research-facility/open-access.