CREMLIN WP2 Workshop on “Funding and Joint Research Programmes at the Megascience Facilities”



European Synchrotron Radiation Facility ESRF 71, avenue des Martyrs 38043 Grenoble Cedex 9, France
This CREMLIN workshop is devoted to the topic of funding and joint research programmes with a focus on European-Russian collaboration in the context of the Megascience facilities. It shall address issues on coordinated funding and research programmes between the EU or individual member states (MS) and the Russian Federation around new Megascience facilities.
List of participants
Workshop Objectives
    • 09:30 12:00
      visit of facilities at ILL and at ESRF

      09:30 group picture (ESRF visitors centre)

      09:30-12:00 visit of facilities at ILL and at ESRF
      Organised in 2 parallel groups; all participants from the two groups will meet at ESRF visitors
      centre; each tour will take around 60 minutes; meeting point for the group exchange will be
      decided before the departure of both groups at 09:00

    • 12:00 13:00
      light lunch (EPN Campus guest house breakfast room) 1h
    • 13:00 15:30
      CB3 Meeting (closed session; in ESRF Auditorium)
    • 15:30 16:00
      Coffee break 30m
    • 16:00 17:00
      Opening & Welcome (ESRF Auditorium)

      16:00-16:15 Welcome
      Harald Reichert, ESRF Director of Research: Physical sciences

      16:15-16:30 Goals of the workshop
      Frank Lehner, DESY; Mikhail Popov, NRC KI

      16:30-17:00 Key note
      Carlo Rizzuto, ERF-aisbl Chairman; ELI-DC Director-General

    • 17:00 18:00

      Introduction into the general theme, into good practice and into the major challenges
      · EU framework programmes, transnational access, …
      Jean Moulin, Belgian Science Policy Office Honorary General Advisor
      · Questions and answers

    • 18:00 19:00
      Session I: National funding schemes & programmes: Best practice examples

      Chairperson: Martin Sandhop, DESY
      · The impact of the German case of “Collaborative research” (“Verbundförderung”)
      Frank Lehner, DESY
      · Experiences and best practice of research infrastructures in ongoing European projects
      Ute Krell, DESY
      · The Scandinavian case: Nordic Neutron Science Program; co-funding between NordForsk
      and the Nordic Countries
      Fredrik Melander, Secretariat for the ESS, Danish Agency for Research and Innovation
      · Successful schemes of Russian funding organizations
      Vladimir Kvardakov, Russian Foundation for Basic Research, deputy chairman

    • 19:30 21:00
      Joint Workshop Dinner (Les jardins de Sainte Cécile, 18 rue de l'Alma, 38000 Grenoble) 1h 30m
    • 09:00 10:30
      Session II: Bilateral and international funding schemes & programmes: Best practice examples in EU-Russian collaboration

      Chairperson: Vladimir Kravchuk, NRC KI
      · Experiences from ERA.NET RUS – Coordinating joint research programmes between EU
      members and Russia
      Yaroslav Sorokotyaga, RFBR
      · Collaboration and Russian-German Project Funding within the Ioffe-Röntgen-Institute IRI
      Mikhail Popov, NRC KI
      · Collaborative Research Group (CRG) beamlines and instruments at the ILL
      Helmut Schober, ILL
      · Collaborative Research Group (CRG) beamlines and instruments at the ESRF
      Harald Reichert, ESRF

    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee break 30m
    • 11:00 13:00
      Session III: Round Table

      11:00-13:00 Session III: Round Table
      Chairperson: Martin Sandhop & Vladimir Kravchuk
      11:00-12:00 General Discussion in Plenary
      12:00-13:00 Summarizing & Wrapping up: Recommendations for the communities and funding
      organisations; follow-up of the results

    • 13:00 14:00
      light lunch (Guest room/”Campus restaurant” in the Common building, first door right at the entrance hall) 1h