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An ERIC (European Research Infrastructure Consortium) operates and provides research infrastructure offerings, usually within a disciplinary scope, for researchers regardless of their national or institutional background. Apart from direct funding, an ERIC is built upon the national contributions from partner countries, notably cash and in-kind contributions.
This concept, the procedures, advantages and options for future enhancement are described in this paper from the German perspective focussing on the in-kinds. The paper is intended to support an informed discussion on the advancement of the in-kind contribution concept. The overall aim is to contribute to the efficiency and uptake of the ERICs’ research infrastructure offerings.
In-kind Contributions for two ERICs in one National Initiative.pdf