Yesterday in Brussels, the ERIC Forum, which brings together 21 leading European Research Infrastructures, named a new Chair, Vice-Chair, and Executive Board.
Franciska de Jong, Executive Director, CLARIN ERIC, for the social sciences cluster
Wolfgang Fecke, Director General, EU-OPENSCREEN, for the life sciences cluster
Juan Miguel González Aranda, Chief Technical Officer, LifeWatch ERIC, for the environment cluster
The community legal framework for a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) is a specific legal form to facilitate the establishment and operation of research infrastructures with European interest. Among others, it provides a legal capacity recognised in all EU Member States, a faster process than creating an international organisation, and exemptions from VAT and excise duty.
What is the ERIC Forum?
The ERIC Forum brings together all European Research Infrastructure Consortia (ERICs). The ERIC Forum aims to provides information, best practices and potential solutions to challenges which ERICs can face in the preparation phase or throughout the implementation of the ERIC Regulation. The ERIC Forum is also a consultation body for all EU policies related to Research Infrastructures. It centralises the type of challenges that ERICs face in this regard and the potential solutions which are being implemented.