JIV-ERIC continues with its core mission to process the data from telescopes in the European VLBI Network (EVN), while supporting the astronomers who want to study the most interesting phenomena. Enabling users to get their data in a timely fashion, while ensuring that they can trust the data quality, has been key to the success of JIVE. Despite the fact that in 2016 the EC support for access to the Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) facility was temporarily – as we now know – interrupted, JIVE maintained the same standards for data production and user support. With lower staffing this resulted in some backlog, but without affecting the quality of the eventual science output.
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