A research center of the European Commission has granted access to scientist, researchers, and scholars to provide state of the art facilities under its open access initiative. The joint research center has received research proposals from almost a hundred institutions. These include both public as well as private. The research center is about to open a few more laboratories to other outside researchers. The primary goal of this initiative is to promote in-depth scientific research as well as creating a bond with private and public institutes across Europe.
This initiative was started in the year 2017. It resulted in the successful execution of 12projects. Almost 30 ongoing research studies. These ongoing projects were a part of the pilot stage of the initiative. This initiative includes resistance testing of mud brick and precise measuring of neutron behavior. Few more facilities of the laboratories that will be open are as mentioned as follows: Hydrogen fuel tech for testing hydrogen tanks and hydrogen fuel cells, as application areas of hydrogen fuel, are growing. Actinide series materials testing for a research project on the development of nuclear equipment. Measurement of decay of nuclear materials for advancements in the field of nuclear energy.
These facilities are spread across Europe, which includes Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, etc. Joint Research Center has no plans to make a profit from the initiative. Scientists in member states of European Union and countries associated with the Horizon 2020 program are encouraged to apply and use the resources offered by open access initiative offers before the end of September 2019. The initiative used funds from the European Union for its research laboratories. This initiative is targeted to solve problems such as climate change, food safety, nuclear security, etc. The research center considers this as a way to help scientist solve problems faced by society. This move is expected to help in tackling several problems faced in these sectors.