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Connecting Russian and European Measures for Largescale Research Infrastructures


Project timeline
September 2015
36 months
August 2018
General Information
The CREMLIN project is to foster scientific cooperation between the Russian Federation and the European Union in the development and scientific exploitation of large-scale Research Infrastructures (RI). It has been triggered by the recent so-called Megascience Projects Initiative launched by and in the Russian Federation which is now very actively seeking European integration. The proposed megascience facilities have an enormous potential for the international scientific communities and represent a unique opportunity for the EU to engage in a strong collaborative framework with the Russian Federation.
CREMLIN is a first and path finding step to identify, build and enhance scientific cooperation and strong enduring networks between European Research Infrastructures and the corresponding megascience facilities to maximize scientific returns. The proposal follows the specific recommendations of an EC Expert Group by devising concrete coordination and support measures for each megascience facility and by developing common best practice and policies on internationalisation and opening. CREMLIN will thus effectively contribute to better connect Russian RIs to the European Research Area.
Within CREMLIN, Hereon contributes in particular to developing the cooperation with and instrumentation at the reactor-based high flux neutron beam facility for materials sciences (PIK, partner PNPI) in Gatchina near St. Petersburg.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaH2020-INFRASUPP-2014
Project TypeCoordination and Support Action (CSA)
Contract NumberGrant Agreement 654166
Co-ordinatorDESY (DE)
Funding for the Project (€) Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Prof. Dr. Martin Müller, Institute of Materials Research, Materials Physics, WP, Phone: +49 40 8998-6902
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A.V. Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography RAS (RU), Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics of SB RUS (RU), Commissariat Energie Atomique CEA (FR), DESY Stifung Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron (DE), European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CH), European Spallation Scource Scandinavia (SE), European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (FR), European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser Facility GmbH (DE), extreme-light-infrastructure delivery consortium aisbl (BE), Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research in Europe GmbH (DE), Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH (DE), Institut Max von Laue - Paul Langevin (FR), Institute of Applied Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences (RU), Lunds Universitet (SE), Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (RU), Russian Research Centre Kurchatov Institute (RU), Technische Universität München (DE)
CREMLIN website
Last Update: 16. April 2021