Within the EC funded Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under grant agreement No.730900 – SERA, Transnational Access (TA) to the largest collection of highclass experimental facilities for earthquake engineering in Europe – and worldwide – is offered to selected talented research groups.
Users are integrated in the scheduling of the infrastructure during the execution programme of each project, from the design and construction of the specimen, to instrumentation, experimental testing and interpretation of the experimental results, receiving from the staff of the infrastructure all the support needed to carry out their project.
A support team is allocated to each user on a daily basis, to develop and execute the test programme, including appropriate technicians for test model fabrication, instrumentation, etc.
The infrastructure facilities are well prepared for hosting external researchers who, during their stay, are integrated with the permanent staff, from whom they receive technical and scientific assistance.
After receiving the necessary training, users are able to fully participate in the test preparation, execution, data acquisition and interpretation.