About e-DREAM

e-DREAM has the not-for-profit purpose of promoting cooperation and projects between European-level advanced electron microscopy facilities. The members remain independent, but together through e-DREAM join forces to support and strengthen European electron science by creating an effective, collaborating eco-system of facilities. 

e-DREAM places an emphasis on the relationship between user communities and funding organisations, optimising resources between and aligning policies among partners in order to ensure excellence in the communities that they serve. 

The members commit to:

Engaging in the common promotion of science using electron microscopy, with the objective of establishing electron microscopy as a brand recognized by stakeholders, and highlighting the scientific, societal and socio-economic impact of science enabled by electron microscopy.

Coordinating training activities and enhancing staff qualifications by facilitating staff mobility, with the objective of facilitating international career paths and developing skills in electron microscopy.

Coordinating technical development strategies in order to profit best from collective expertise and avoid duplication of efforts, with a view to addressing the scientific and societal challenges of the future in the most efficient manner.

Joining efforts in expanding existing and supporting new user communities, both by topic and by geographical origin, with the objective of strengthening Europe’s electron microscopy expertise.

Achieving greater coherence in the development of data policy, data handling, data storage, data analysis and data access along FAIR principles, and promoting open science, while protecting intellectual property rights, with the objective of facilitating the exchange and use of electron research data over a broad range of scientific areas.

Coordinating exchanges with national and European organizations and stakeholders (including users and funders), with the objective of contributing to the shaping of future policies.

Facilitating industrial access and collaboration, with the objective of fostering innovation within the European Research Area.