CERIC Facilities operational status

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak the operation of some of the CERIC facilities has been disrupted or additional documentation may be required to access some of the countries. If you have a proposal scheduled, we kindly invite you to check the list below for an overview.

CERIC promotes the choice of the safest travel solution available to reach the selected facilities. For reasonable distances and travel in the same country or neighbour countries, please travel by car whenever possible

Some of the CERIC’s facilities are still running and are available for Fast Track access for COVID19-related research. Learn more on how to submit your proposal here.

Budapest Neutron Centre – Hungary
The experiments are performed remotely and no external users are allowed at the moment. Please get in touch with you local contact to have more detailed information.

LISA Beamline@ESRF – France
Following the recent lockdown in force in France from Oct 30 to Nov. 30 ESRF has adopted new operation rules ( check here ) that foresee only 3 days/week for User Service Mode instead of 6.
LISA will continue to deliver beamtime to the users and, in order to comply with the new rules, the schedule has been reviewed accordingly.

Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste – Italy
Please check the facility’s website for more information about access restrictions.
Please note that from March 15th to April 6th, 2021 The Friuli Venezia Giulia region is classified as red zone. All the displacements during that period have to be justified by filling in a self-certification to be shown in case of police check. The self-certification can be found on the facility’s website. The original file is only in Italian, but you can find a courtesy version in English here to be used only as reference for the original version in italian. Remember to always carry the self-certification with you.

For information about the operational status of the other facilities:

  • Graz University of Technology – Austria
  • Ruđer Bošković Institute – Croatia
  • Charles University Prague – Czech Republic
  • National Synchrotron Radiation Centre SOLARIS – Poland
  • National Institute of Materials Physics – Romania
  • National Institute of Chemistry – Slovenia

please get in touch with your local contact at the facility.

Latest update: 28.10.2020