The main goal of the EUSMI Transnational Access programme is to make available the most advanced infrastructures for the benefit of the whole Soft Matter research community. The spectrum of infrastructure encompasses pioneering spectroscopy, scattering and imaging technique, state-of-the-art synthesis facilities and expertise, as well as one of Europe's most powerful supercomputers for numerical simulation.

EUSMI provides the community of European soft-matter researchers with an open-access infrastructure as a platform to support and extend their research, covering characterization, synthesis, and modeling.

The use of EUSMI installations is offered free of charge and financial contribution to related travel and accommodation costs is granted to successful applications from academia and from industry, thanks to financial support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 731019 (EUSMI). Details of the application process and eligibility criteria are given in the terms of reference.

The EUSMI Transnational Access Activities are grouped into five work packages (WP), which provide the soft matter research community with  effective and convenient access to 15 key research infrastructures that are distributed over 8 EU member states and Switzerland.