The funding figures now also contain large investments, such as contributions from the National Roadmap. In the 2010 – 2017 graph, these investments are now included as of the year 2017 (which is the first year of Nikhef’s most recent strategic plan).
The 2019 funding level of the Nikhef collaboration is higher than ever: 42,5 M€ (versus 39,8 M€ in 2016). The increase is due a higher contribution from the university partners, which now also includes the new partner University of Maastricht as per 1 September 2019.
The expenses for accelerator-based particle physics (ATLAS, LHCb and ALICE, together 31% of direct expenses) have slightly decreased, whilst the astroparticle physics activities, for which construction activities are still considerable (especially in KM3NeT), have increased to about 31% of direct expenses, which is due to some recent investment subsidies in these programs. The eEDM line (Groningen) is ~4% of direct expenses.
The enabling activities (computing, detector R&D and particularly theory) comprise 20% of expenses, whilst industrial activities, outreach and lease activities make out the remainder (13%) of the direct costs.