The European Association of Research Infrastructures have the profound sadness to announce the premature, sudden death of their chair and friend, Prof. Wolfgang Sandner, on December 5th, 2015, at the age of 66. This is a considerable loss for our association, but also for European science and science policy in general. We would like to express our deep sympathy to his wife, children, relatives.
The ERF-AISBL Association has the not-for-profit purpose to promote the cooperation and the projects between european-level research infrastructures which are open, at international level, to external researchers. These Infrastructures include national infrastructures as well as european networks and consortia of research infrastructures.
On April 18th, 2013 with the signature of the Royal Decree by the King of Belgium, ERF has been recognized as an AISBL (Association Internationale Sans But Lucratif) according to the Belgian law, taking the place of the former ERF de facto association.