The ERF-AISBL Members commit:

  • to develop and provide innovative observational, experimental and/or simulation techniques and their applications to support extended fields of research
  • to offer an open and quality-based access to international scientific communities

The criteria for admission as a Member are:

  • the candidate is the owner and/or the operator – in part or in totality – of at least one or several European-level research infrastructures and/or the representative of a European network or consortium of research infrastructures, open to international use;
  • the infrastructures offer an international access to experimental devices, computing engines and/or research services unique in their fields;
  • access, when technically limited, is delivered on the recommendations of independent peer-review committees aiming at selecting the best research proposals;
  • the infrastructures are engaged in a quality process for continuously improving the instruments and services they offer to the research communities.

The Members remain independent but accept to cooperate via the Association and to initiate common activities, initiatives and projects, in the frame of developing an overall European science policy


ALBA Synchrotron
Budapest Neutron Centre (BNC)
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)
Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A
ELI Delivery Consortium International Association (ELI-DC)
FZ Jülich - Jülich Centre for Neutron Science
Grand Accélérateur National d'Ions Lourds (GANIL)
GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB)
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rosendorf (HZDR)
MAX IV Laboratory
Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE)
Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI)
Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) - Infrastructure represented in ERF-AISBL: Diamond Light Source
Source Optimisée de Lumière d'Énergie Intermédiaire de LURE (SOLEIL)
Technische Universität München (TUM) - Infrastructure represented in ERF-AISBL:FRM II