The ERIC Forum, which brings together 21 leading European Research Infrastructures, has a new leadership. The aim of the ERIC Forum is to advance operations of ERICs and to strategically contribute to the development of ERIC-related policies.

The new Chair is John Womersley (Director General, European Spallation Source ERIC), and he will work together with the new Vice Chair Anton Ussi (Operations and Finance Director, EATRIS-ERIC). The Chairs are responsible for the strategic planning of the Forum, and coordinate external relations with the European Commission, the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI), and other stakeholders.

The new Chairs were elected by the ERIC Forum Assembly and will remain in office for one year.
The Chairs are supported in their work by three other members of the Executive Board, each representing a specific scientific cluster:

• Franciska de Jong, Executive Director, CLARIN ERIC, for the social sciences cluster
• Wolfgang Fecke, Director General, EU-OPENSCREEN, for the life sciences cluster
• Juan Miguel González Aranda, Chief Technical Officer, LifeWatch ERIC, for the environment cluster

Continue reading the ERIC Forum press conference here.

In the picture: John Womersley (right) and Anton Ussi (left)