As an ERIC (European Research Infrastructure Consortium)*, the EATRIS internal governance is organised through its statutes, rules of procedure and standing order. The relationship between EATRIS-ERIC and its member institutions is organised through a link third party agreement, the EATRIS framework agreement signed by each institution individually.

With its Coordination and Support office located in the Netherlands, EATRIS obeys to National legislations with Dutch law applicable. The translational field itself obeys to regulations as Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) or Good Clinical Practice (GCP) to name few. This is of the highest importance for EATRIS institutions performing in this field and offering services.

The EATRIS Board of Governors is the governance body of EATRIS-ERIC with full decision making. It is formed with representatives of ministries within EATRIS Member States. The Board of Governors (BoG) typically approves budget and yearly operational plans, or approves new countries as member of the EATRIS Research Infrastructure.

The EATRIS Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) is formed of external scientific experts to provide independent feedback and advice on the scientific strategy of the organisation.

The Board of National Directors (BoND) is formed of national scientific representatives to ensure scientific excellence of the infrastructure and develop and implement the scientific strategy at national levels. The BoND reviews the participation of new institutions to the infrastructure. In several countries, a National Coordinator provides support to the National Director for the day to day activities, fostering engagement and maintenance of a vibrant scientific community nationally.

The EATRIS Executive Board is formed of the Operations and Finance Director and the EATRIS Scientific Director.

EATRIS acknowledges with gratitude the support of its funding bodies, who are shown in the footer on every page of our website.

*ERIC stands for European Research Infrastructure Consortium and it is a legal entity established with legal personality and full legal capacity recognised in all EU Member States.  In contrast to other legal entities like “Limited”, “GmbH” or an Association, it was created to facilitate cross border research activities. ERIC has been designed to facilitate the establishment and operation of research infrastructures.