ENRIO established as a non-profit association (ASBL) in Belgium

A process started back in 2019 has now been finished as ENRIO is formally established as a legal entity in Belgium.

Over the last 12 years, ENRIO has grown from a small group of colleagues into one of the key players that are advancing research integrity in Europe. The network has successfully built a mission, membership and activities that are comparable to some of the other key research associations in Europe.

Since the network’s inception in 2008, ENRIO has rapidly enlarged its membership. Today, the network reaches 31 members who are spread across 23 countries. This membership development has increased the influence and impact of the network.  Nonetheless, in order to be able to take advantage of this growth in membership, ENRIO has had a growing need to reform how the association is managed.

ENRIO’s structure as an informal network created several challenges to the association in the fields of legal representation, funding, administration, governance and decision-making procedures. To address these challenges, ENRIO decided to establish the network as a legal entity. Becoming a legal established association allows ENRIO to have more sustainable financial position and enable it to create an effective long-term strategy for the future of the network, and for the advancement of research integrity in Europe.