CERIC will be a distributed research facility, set up as an ERIC, by a group of proposing countries (Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia) and open to other interested countries.

The specific scope of this ERIC will concern the offer as an integrated service to external researchers of the access to synchrotron light and other microscopic probes for analytical and modification techniques notably for materials preparation and characterization, structural investigations and imaging in Life Sciences, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Cultural Heritage, Enviroment and Materials Sciences and to their various technological and industrial outcomes ranging from energy to biomedical and of interest to most manufacturing industries.

CERIC’s mission will be to bring the integrated service to world-level quality thus contributing to the attractiveness of the European Research Area and stimulating a beneficial impact on the scientific and economic development of the entire region, also helping to introduce a strong interchange between scientists and technicians and attraction of scientists from other regions.