Financial Services for Visiting Researchers and Collaborations

The mission of the section FAP-ACC-AR is to facilitate the financial administration of research collaborations and visiting researches and their institutes during their stay at CERN. We ensure that expenditure done with external funding is correctly authorised, accounted for, invoiced and that receivable amounts due are collected.
The external funds are placed and managed on so called Third-Party accounts.

What is a Third-Party account?

​A Third-Party account is a CERN budget code dedicated to External Funds managed at CERN on
behalf of and for the benefit of the demanding Institution or Collaboration.

Third-Party Accounts should be used exclusively for professional activities in the framework of
collaboration work in a CERN experiment executed on the CERN premises
Contact Useful links

Finance and Administrative Processes Department
Mailbox C21400
CH-1211 Geneva 23

Users' Office
International Relations at CERN
EU Projects Office
Experiments at CERN


Updated on: 20/12/2021