ELETTRA is very honoured to be the managing facility of the new Integrated Infrastructure Initiative (I3) "Integrating Activity on Synchrotron and Free Electron Laser Science" (IA-SFS), a program for research cooperation involving 16 laboratories and institutions throughout Europe. This corresponds to the world largest network of synchrotron and FEL facilities.
The I3 Project IA-SFS is supported by the European Community - Research Infrastructure Action under the FP6 "Structuring the European Research Area" Programme.
The initiative has two strategic objectives:
The access and research initiatives are complemented and enhanced by targeted networking activities:
The initiative is based on the very solid record of success of transnational access contracts at individual facilities in the past decade, of the coordinating role of the European Round Table for Synchrotron Radiation and Free Electron Lasers, and of several instrumentation collaboration projects.