ELI is implemented as a distributed research infrastructure with three pillars: ELI-ALPS in Szeged, Hungary, ELI-Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP) in Magurele, Romania, and ELI-Beamlines (ELI-BL) in Dolní Břežany, Czech Republic.
Designed as a user facility, ELI will host researchers from all over the world. A first call for experiments will probably be issued by the end of 2017; first experiments would be possible in 2018 or 2019. The experimental time will be distributed under the auspices of the ELI delivery consortium (ELI DC) or by a newly established European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ELI ERIC). The ELI-ERIC will be supported by countries, in a similar scheme to CERN and European XFEL.
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