8 Calls to Access Non-nuclear Research Infrastructures Open

22 Nov 2022 Calls
Joint Research Centre

The Joint Research Centre has launched 8 calls to access non-nuclear research infrastructures. These include three major European laboratories.

The Nanobiotechnology Laboratory, the European Laboratory for Structural Assessments in Ispra, the Actinide User Laboratories in Karlsruhe and to the Laboratory for environmental & mechanical materials assessment in Petten opened calls to access their research infrastructures.

Applications to access the JRC Research Infrastructures can be submitted with the following deadlines:

  • Nanobiotech until 1 March 2023, 23:45 (CEST),
  • ELSA until 15 February 2023; 23:45 (CEST),
  • ACTUSLAB until  10 March 2023; 23:45 (CEST) and
  • EMMA until 31 January 2023, 23:45 (CEST).

AMALIA, assessment of nuclear power plants core internals (EMMA)

The AMALIA laboratory is used to study the effect of environment on the mechanical performance and characterisation including life assessment and qualification of structural materials for present and next generation of nuclear systems.


MCL, Micro-Characterisation Laboratory (EMMA)

The Micro-Characterization Laboratory (MCL) is dedicated to the experimental investigation of materials performance in terms of microstructure and micromechanics.


SMPA, Structural Materials Performance Assessment Laboratories (EMMA)

The EMMA laboratories provide the infrastructure for mechanical tests in ambient and corrosive environments from cryogenic to high temperatures at the macro and micro scales. SMPA test machines include Tensile Test, Charpy Hammer, creep test machine.


The Hopkinson Bar facility (HopLab) is used for the study of materials and of structural components to very fast dynamic loads, such as those due to blasts and impacts, where knowledge of the material behaviour under high strain-rates is necessary.

Hopkinson Bar facility, European Laboratory for Structural Assessment (ELSA)


Nanobiotechnology Laboratory

The Nanobiotechnology Laboratory features state-of-the-art equipped facilities designed to foster interdisciplinary studies. Priorities are the detection of micro(nano)plastics and the characterisation of nano-biotechnology based health products.


PAMEC, Properties of Actinide Materials under Extreme Conditions (ActUsLab)

The Properties of Actinide Materials under Extreme Conditions (PAMEC) facility consists of an ensemble of state-of-the-art installations designed for basic research on behaviour and properties of actinide materials under extreme conditions.


FMR, Fuels and Materials Research (ActUsLab)

The Fuels and Materials Research (FMR) laboratory's main activities involve the synthesis and characterisation of actinide-containing materials (including plutonium and minor actinides).


HC-KA, Hot Cell Laboratory (ActUsLab)

The Hot Cell Laboratory (HC-KA) consists of 24 shielded hot cells where highly radioactive materials (including full-length light water reactor pins) can be received, handled, examined and returned to their owners.