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EMBL's Legal Status

Agreement about the establishment of EMBL

Agreement establishing the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (German, English, French)

Agreement establishing the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (German, English, French)

Registration with the UN

Agreement establishing the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (Geneva, 10 May 1973)

Host Site Agreements

The states in which the European Molecular Biology Laboratory is situated have concluded with the Laboratory Host Site Agreements relating to the status of the Laboratory and such privileges and immunities of the Laboratory and its staff which are necessary for the fulfillment of its objectives and for the exercise of its functions. Below you will find the agreements with all four states in which EMBL is situated as PDF documents. 

France

Agreement between the Government of the French Republic and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory relating to the privileges and immunities of the said laboratory in France

Social Security Agreement between the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the Government of the French Republic

Accord de Sécurité Sociale entre le Gouvernement de la République Française et le Laboratoire Européen de Biologie Moléculaire

Abkommen zwischen der Regierung der französischen Republik und dem Europäischen Laboratorium für Molekularbiologie über Vorrechte und Befreiungen des genannten Laboratoriums in Frankreich

Accord entre le Gouvernement de la République française et le Laboratoire Européen de Biologie Moléculaire relatif aux privilèges et immunités dudit laboratoire en France 

Germany

Headquarters Agreement between the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory  (German, English, French)

Italy

Agreement between the Government of the Italian Republic and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory concerning the European Molecular Biology Laboratory Programme at Monterotondo

Accordo fra il Governo della Repubblica Italiana e il Laboratorio Europeo di Biologia Molecolare relativo al programme del Laboratorio Europeo di Biologia Molecolare a Monterotondo

United Kingdom

Agreement between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory concerning the European Bioinformatics Institute

Abkommen zwischen dem Europäischen Laboratorium für Molekularbiologie und der Regierung des Vereinigten Königreiches von Großbritannien und Nordirland über das Europäische Institut für Bioinformatik