Experiments willing to apply for the status of CERN Recognized Experiment should send a letter with such request to the Scientific Secretary and fill a questionnaire specifying what kind of support they need.
Two referees from the Recognized Experiments Committee will be appointed and a representative of the experiment will be invited to give a presentation at a REC meeting. The same procedure is to be followed for the extension of the Recognized Experiment status.
After the meeting, the REC prepares a recommendation to the Research Board for new experiments recognition or extension. After the approval of the Research Board, an official Memorandum of Understanding should be signed between the experiment and the CERN Director for Research.