Towards establishing a European Action Plan for ensuring the sustainability of research infrastructures: Call for Action Report
The European Commission has recently published the ‘Call For Action Report’, which aims to set the basis for a discussion with Member States and stakeholders on the measures to be taken at all levels in Europe to address RI sustainability in medium and long-term. This action plan will trigger and structure the debate with RI funders, users and operators, in order to arrive at a sound basis to work for a sustainable European RI and will consequently contribute to the discussions of the next framework programmes and future ESI Funds.
Factsheets on 22 EU Member States and 5 associated countries published by InRoad project
The compendium offers information on RI roadmaps in Europe including roadmapping procedures, funding, evaluation and monitoring as well as national embedment of European Member States and associated countries.
Call for Action Report – Developing a European 'big science market' for advanced research infrastructures and industry
The Big Science Business Forum (BSBF) 2018 has brought together 'big science' organizations such as CERN, EMBL, ESA, ESO, ESRF, ESS, European XFEL, F4E and ILL, with industrial companies for co-creating a 'big science market' worth EUR 12 billion. During the two-day forum, the big science organizations presented their offers and investment plans to potential new business partners. In the context of establishing a European Action Plan for ensuring the sustainability of research Infrastructures, participants have also been presented the key recommendations from the European Commission's recently published Call For Action Report.
Webinar series by RItrain: Learn from leading RI personnel!
RItrain, the Research Infrastructure Training Programme, is an EU-funded Horizon 2020 project and aimes at improving and professionalizing the training of managerial and leadership staff in research infrastructures (RIs).
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RI-PATHS.eu: New Horizon 2020 project on socio-economic impact of research infrastructures started!
The long-term benefits of research infrastructures (RIs) to society at large are unquestionable.The aim of the RI-PATHS project is to develop a model describing the socio-economic impact of research infrastructures and their related financial investments.
Bringing European Research Infrastructures together - learn more about the ERIC forum!
ERIC stands for European Research Infrastructure Consortium and is one of the 5 European legal instruments especially set up by the European Union in 2009 to provide a legal framework for (multisite) European research infrastructures.
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European research infrastructures call for smoother interplay between funding sources
Stakeholders are urging the European Commission to improve regulations and funding mechanisms for research infrastructures. It is not enough to fund their construction, operating costs must be covered to ensure long term viability.
Research infrastructures each need coordinated funding plans in order to guarantee their long-term sustainability and enable them to deliver the expected economic impact, according to stakeholders meeting last month to assess the state of play and future prospects for 962 EU-backed projects spread across Europe.[...]
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