The eligibility for access to the facilities is defined as per Article 16.1 of the Horizon 2020 Grant Agreement.
The eligibility criteria are listed below:

Access is provided to selected ‘user groups’: teams of one or more researchers led by a User Group Leader
  • The user group leader and the majority of the users must work in a country other than the country(ies) where the installation is located.
    • This does not apply where:
      • Access is provided by an international organisation, the Joint Research Centre, an ERIC or similar legal entitie
      • In case of remote access to a set of installations offering the same type of service and located in different countries
    • EU financial support should not be offered to users from the same country where the installation is located. They are eligible to participate in the TNA project, but without EU financial support. 
  • Users groups comprised of a majority of users which do not work in an EU or associated country are eligible. However, their access is limited to 20% of the total amount of access units provided in Annex 1.


  • Only user groups that will disseminate the results generated under the project are eligible, unless working for SMEs.
  • If the results are not published in a journal or conference paper, it is mandatory to have them published as an ARIES note
  • All ARIES publications, should include the following acknowledgement: