We are delighted to inform you that the Belgium State Secretary for Science policy has just signed the letter become a founding member of Instruct-ERIC. Belgium joins Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Italy, Israel, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia and the UK in this important step for our research infrastructure.
Instruct submitted the first stage application for ERIC status in January 2016. Evaluation of this application from the Expert Panel was very positive with few changes requested to the proposed Instruct-ERIC statutes. The accompanying Scientific and Technical document was very well received and passed each of the qualifying criteria. Instruct submitted the second stage of the application by the end of 2016 and the application was approved at committee in January 2017. Instruct-ERIC is expected to start operations in June 2017