Official Journal of the European Union

C 203/8

Article 6

To encourage the carrying out of research programmes communicated to it the Commission may:


provide financial assistance within the framework of research contracts, without, however, offering subsidies;


supply, either free of charge or against payment, for carrying out such programmes, any source materials or special fissile materials which it has available;


place installations, equipment or expert assistance at the disposal of Member States, persons or undertakings, either free of charge or against payment;


promote joint financing by the Member States, persons or undertakings concerned.