CREMLINplus WP8 Kick-off web conferences held in April-June 2020

CREMLINplus project (Connecting Russian and European Measures for Large-scale Research Infrastructures) was supported within the EU Framework programme “Horizon 2020”. The coordinator of the project is DESY (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron). The Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation (MSHE) supports CREMLINplus implementation, and especially activities within Work Package 8 (WP8).

MSHE supports the Russian research facilities (LIST 11) involved in the international cooperation – making it diverse, open and transparent.

In this regard the special attention was drawn to keep the constant high level of cooperation in achieving 2 key objectives of WP8 activities:

  • To contribute to overcoming the barriers that prevent European scientists from accessing Russian research infrastructures (Russian RIs)
  • To support Russian facilities in setting-up the appropriate access conditions

The possibility to cooperate while being in lockdown during COVID-19 crisis by highly appreciated by CREMLINplus project partners both from the EU and Russian sides. During April-June 2020 WP8 successfully held 5 Kick-off web conferences with the participations of all WP8 project partners and LIST 11. All presentations below:

Date Organisation Facility/ Presentation
April 27 1 National Research Center “Kurchatov Institute” pdf1 The Kurchatov complex for synchrotron – neutron researches
2 Joint Institute for Nuclear Research pdf1 Pulsed fast reactor IBR-2 and IREN
3 Institute of cytology and genetics of Siberian Branch of the RAS pdf1 Genetic Resources Center for laboratory animals
4 Special Astrophysical Observatory of the RAS pdf1 BTA and RATAN-600
May 6 5 Federal Scientific Research Centre “Crystallography and Photonics” of the RAS pdf1 Shared Research Center of FSRC “C&F” “Structural diagnostic of materials”
6 Saint Petersburg State University pdf1 Research Park SPbU
7 Joint Institute for Nuclear Research pdf1 Cyclotron complex and SHE Factory
8 Institute for Nuclear Research;
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
pdf1 Unique scientific installation Baikal deep water neutrino telescope – Baikal-GVD
May 27 9 National Research University Higher School of Economics pdf1 Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (RLMS-HSE)
10 pdf1 The Joint Economic and Social Data Archive (JESDA)
11 Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov pdf1 Core Facility Center “Arktika”
May 29 12 Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Siberian Branch of the RAS pdf1 Novosibirsk Free Electron Laser of terahertz range (NovoFEL)
13 pdf1 Complex of electron-positron collider VEPP-4-VEPP-2000 for high energy physics experiments nuclear physics research experiments with synchrotron radiation
14 pdf1 Complex of Long Open Traps
15 pdf1 Siberian Synchrotron and Terahertz Radiation Centre
June 11 16 Federal State Budget Institution «National Medical Research Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology named after Academician V.I.Kulakov» of Ministry of Healthcare of Russian pdf1 Research – Biobank for Reproductive Biology and Medicine



After strong and intensive collaboration within WP8 Kick-off webcons it was possible not only to build some new contacts within LIST 11 but to understand their preliminary  expectations from taking part in WP8 activities.

Bearing in mind the high level of LIST 11 involvement WP8 set up some highlights concerning current LIST 11 vision of our joint future interaction:

  • Enhancement of existing collaboration with the international partners
  • Partner search
  • Access policy development
  • External and foreign users friendly access procedures development
  • Increasing number of foreign users
  • Flexible access policy for the users involved in CREMLINplus WPs

In the nearest future, WP8 is going to proceed with the LIST 11 self-assessment exercise   to highlight and identify the main needs and challenges of the RIs access policy and evaluate the potential of access to Russian RIs for European researchers.

The general information on CREMLINplus and WP8 activities can be found in the following presentations:

pdf1 Martin Sandhop – CREMLINplus general information
pdf1 Irina Kuklina – WP8 highlights
pdf1 Greta Facile – Information on ESFRI