CERIC-ERIC PhDs Guidelines

These Guidelines aim to ensure that the research carried out by the PhD student properly represents the role and identity of CERIC-ERIC and acknowledges the support received. In addition, aim to increase the visibility of the PhD research by communicating about its progress and disseminating its results.

The objective of CERIC-ERIC PhD programme activity is to further the integration of the partner facilities and to contribute to excellent science.



When naming CERIC for the first time, in any written communication or in a speech, use the following: name, acronym: Central European Research Infrastructure Consortium, CERIC-ERIC. It is then possible to use only CERIC later in the text/speech. In all oral presentations, the acronym is pronounced [serik-erik].

Naming the partner facilities in CERIC

Whenever you need to mention a partner in your project that is a CERIC partner facility, or whenever you refer to any other CERIC facility, please use the naming in the forms as listed below:
Austria: Austrian CERIC partner facility at the Technical University Graz and in Trieste.
Croatia: Croatian CERIC facility at the Ruđer Bošković Institute in Zagreb.
Czech Republic: Czech CERIC partner facility at the Charles University in Prague and in Trieste.
Hungary: Hungarian CERIC partner facility of the Centre for Energy Research (EK) in Budapest.
Italy: Italian CERIC partner facility at Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste.
Poland: Polish CERIC partner facility at the National Synchrotron Radiation Centre SOLARIS in Krakow.
Romania: Romanian CERIC partner facility at the National Institute of Material Physics (NIMP) in Magurele.
Slovenia: Slovenian CERIC partner facility at the National Institute of Chemistry in Ljubljana

CERIC acknowledgement

When introducing CERIC in written statements/communications, the following text (CERIC mission) should be always included:
CERIC is a research infrastructure integrating and providing open access to facilities in Europe to help science and industry advance in the fields of materials, biomaterials and nanotechnology”.

When introducing CERIC in written statements/communications, the following text (CERIC mission) should be always included:
“This work is part of the PhD “insert your topic” supported by CERIC-ERIC”.

Presentation to ISTAC

CERIC will ask to present your research to CERIC’s ISTAC (International Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee), either during dedicated meetings or in scientific events organised by CERIC.

Please remember to let us know about any relevant event that could be of interest to us (e.g. prize) and to send us a copy of any reports you produce during your PhD.

Confidential Information

Consider private and confidential information received from CERIC-ERIC related to obtaining the PhD qualification.

Always include the CERIC logo in your posters, presentations, etc. related to your project.

Either when you use the CERIC logo alone, or when you associate it with logos of other institutions, please refer to and apply the Guidelines for a correct use of the CERIC logo.

In your presentations, whenever possible, include a slide introducing CERIC. Download it here. 

CERIC Press & Communication office can provide support for the following activities, if they are aimed at increasing the visibility of your research, as well as of CERIC and its facilities:

  • Draft, publication and promotion of scientific highlights and articles on your research results;
  • Draft/distribution of press releases to Italian and European media (radio, tv, newspapers);
  • Highlight of your research results in CERIC quarterly newsletter;
  • Realization of audio and video interviews;
  • Promotion of your research on CERIC social media channels (Follow us on Twitter, Linkedin and Youtube, and tag CERIC account when posting about your research);
  • Supply of templates, pictures and other communication material, upon request.

We would like to keep you informed about the activities, opportunities and results of CERIC through our quarterly newsletter. Moreover, we will inform you about initiatives, courses, webinars, etc. that could be useful for you and your research activity. 



Contact us if you would like to receive support in promoting your project’s initiatives, such as courses, events, workshops, results, etc.


Media relations shall be handled in coordination with the CERIC press office:

Contact us once your manuscript is accepted (the earlier, the better!), for the CERIC press office to evaluate eventual outreach activities and draft a press release to be distributed to the media as soon as the scientific paper is published.

Contact us if you’d like to promote single initiatives related to your research (courses, events, workshops, results, etc.).


CERIC PhD students