Join us on our way ahead: Currently ResInfra@DR is preparing actions to capitalize on its achievements by creating synergies within and beyond the project. As a part of these efforts, ResInfra@DR is updating the Capitalization Strategy of the Danube Transnational Programme's Thematic Pole 2 (RDI Framework Support) which currently includes two other projects, "Embeddedness of high quality research infrastructures in the Danube Region" (RI2Integrate) and "Danube Framework for Responsible Research and Innovation using Socio-Technical Integration" (D-STIR). Further, synergies between the DTP's Thematic Pole 2 and the EU Danube Region Strategy's Priority Area 7 (Knowledge Society) are explored. Another part to enhance the uptake of ResInfra@DR's achievements is preparing events for the Work Packages 3, 4 and 5 which will focus on making the project's outputs usable for a larger number of users both within and beyond the circle of ResInfra@DR's partners.

ResInfra@DR is in constant exchange with a wide range of stakeholders! On the occassion of  this newsletter ResInfra@DR also invited partner projects with a focus on RI in the Danube macro-region to share news with us!

At this point, we like to draw your attention to the EU GDPR - improvements to the Danube Transnational Programme’s database policy & privacy controls: The Danube Transnational Programme’s MA/JS made updates relating to its Privacy regulation system to fully comply with the new data protection regulations which has come into force in the European Union on 25 May 2018 (EU General Data Protection Regulation – EUGDPR ), as it makes data protection more stringent throughout Europe! Also the ResInfra@DR project ensures strict data protection to all who have entrusted their personal informations.

We hope that you will stay in touch and that we will be able to send you further information on research infrastructure in the Danube Region and our project activities!

The ResInfra@DR project team




The ResInfra@DR invites qualified evaluators to get included in a registry of research infrastructure (RI) reviewers. Reviewers in the registry must have the knowledge, experience and ability to conduct ex-ante assessments of upcoming RI instruments and/or planned RIs in the Danube macro-region countries.
Deadline for the submission of applications is 20 July 2018, 17:00 CET
The registry will be primarily used by ministries, financing authorities, agencies in charge of RIs, and research organisations planning RI investments.The users from the Danube region countries will be informed in special information sessions once the registry is established! The registration as evaluator is open to experts from countries inside and outside the Danube macro-region. Registered applicants with the relevant experience will be invited to the full registry.

In case we awake your interest please find further details & the application form here...


GET YOUR COPY! Final version of ResInfra@DR training materials available for download


Between February and May 2018, the ResInfra@DR project organised three training events to build capacity for evaluation, planning, monitoring and management of research infrastructures (RIs). The trainings were attended by 95 policy-makers from RI programme owning and funding authorities, active RI operators and coordinators, and potential or active RI reviewers. Participants came from 14 Danube region countries (Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine).The first training was organised in Sofia, followed by events in Banja Luka and Bucharest. After the successful completion of all three events, the training materials were revised and finalised based on the input received from participants.

If you would like to download the training materials please follow the link...


SAVE-THE-DATE! ResInfra@DR WP3 Concluding Consultation Event: 24-25 October 2018 in Budapest


Work package 3 (WP3) of the ResInfra@DR project aims at contributing to improved policy steering and delivery. After four Dialogue Workshops in Budapest, Sofia, Vienna and Zagreb the Concluding Consultation Meeting will reflect findings. Furthermore, participants of this event will discuss and enrich the draft versions of three guidance documents concerning the following topics:

  • Ex-ante evaluation of research infrastructures
  • Monitoring of the activities of research infrastructures
  • Socio-economic impact assessment of research infrastructures.

We would appreciate the active participation of managers (practitioners), policy-makers and reviewers dealing with RI-related issues. The event is to be held on 24-25 October 2018 in Budapest. Please expect further details on programme and registration in autumn 2018.

Read a review on the 4th Dialogue Workshop in Zagreb…



  • Looking back at the Priority Area 7 Steering Group Meeting in Bratislava
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  • ResInfra@DR presented at the conference “University science parks and research centers as accelerators of technology transfer & research cooperation with practice in Slovakia.”
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    Find some impressions at the ResInfra@DR photo gallery…
  • ResInfra@DR hosted the 3rd capacity-building training on Research Infrastructure in Bucharest in May
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    Find some impressions at the ResInfra@DR photo gallery…

editor's choice & Partner news


CERIC Call for proposals open to researchers from all over the world, for multidisciplinary and multi-technique research in all fields of materials and biomaterials sciences, and nanotechnology

CERIC-ERIC, the Central European Research Infrastructure Consortium, offers access for research in all fields of materials, biomaterials and nanotechnology, to over 50 complementary instruments and support laboratories in nine European countries, as well as the opportunity of getting support for mobility for two users per proposal, and awards for high quality open access publications. CERIC-ERIC will select the most successful proposals and cover the full cost for open access publications.
There will be 2 deadlines (2-step application):

  • 3 September, 17hs CET, to have a pre-evaluation and the possibility to improve your proposal
  • 1 October, 17hs CET, recommended only for expert users of all the techniques requested

Should you have further questions about the call, please contact

For more details please check the CERIC website…


ESFRI Roadmap 2018 Update approved – Shaping a new RI landscape

The European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures – ESFRI – periodically updates its Roadmap as mandated by the Competitiveness Council of the European Union to provide a coherent and strategic vision ensuring that Europe has excellent world-class Research Infrastructures in all fields of science and innovation. ESFRI Roadmap 2018 is an update of the ESFRI Roadmap 2016 incorporating the results of the progress assessment of those ESFRI Projects that entered in 2008, the outcomes of the evaluation of new proposals, a comprehensive analysis of the landscape of pan-European RIs and a vision on the future evolution of the ESFRI activities and methods.

Read more…


SAVE-THE-DATE! InRoad Validation Workshop in October

InRoad is a Horizon 2020 funded project that looks at research infrastructure decision-making, evaluation and funding practices in Europe in order to contribute to a better alignment of processes and methodologies where relevant.
After InRoad's second year of operation, it is time to validate and discuss the project’s results and recommendations. For this reason, the project invites to save the dates of 1 and 2 October 2018 for InRoad’s third workshop in Brussels.

Keep in touch with the InRoad project…


D-STIR: Responsible innovation is taking collective care of the future through stewardship of innovation

The EC is determined to bridge the gap between the scientific community and society at large. As such, D-STIR project connects technical experts with humanists in order to leverage maximal societal and business potential by implementing Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in the whole innovation pipeline. Innovative SMEs and research institutions from 8 European countries (RO, SK, HU, SI, CZ, DE, HR, BA) participate in testing a method that was created in the USA but adapted to the special innovation characteristics of the Danube region. Socio-Technical Integration Research is a method that helps R&I actors to take steps towards RRI implementation.
After a year and a half of project duration, partners already achieved some important goals. In the last transnational event and study visit held on 19-20 of June in Stuttgart (Germany), partners presented first results of D-STIR application. Partners’ meeting coincided with international conference on engineering technology and innovation in Stuttgart (ICE/IEEE). Beata Udvari and Nikoletta Nadas – First Hungarian Responsible Innovation Association moderated a public workshop aimed at drawing attention of the participants to responsible innovation. They presented topics of RRI and the socio-technical research integration in conjunction with industry 4.0, digitalization, robotics and self-driving cars.

Learn more about the D-STIR project…


NewHoRRIzon: Social Lab No 4 on Research Infrastructures, including e-Infrastructures held in Vienna

On the occassion of the Social Lab Workshop No 4, which was held in the beginning of May in Vienna, RRI expert ilse Marschalek (Centre for Social Innovation, ZSI ) introduced idea and concept of the project: With 12 participants, 5 men, 7 women, stemming from 9 different countries, respresenting 2 NCPs, 2 former ESFRI chairs, 6 researchers and evaluators as well as 2 research infrastructures project had the first workshop with a very diverse group, highly experienced in the field of research infrastructures. After a few team building activities participants immediately dived into the current working practices in the field, reflecting and assessing them against aspects addressed by the RRI concept. To attain a common understanding of RRI in such a short time turned out to be a difficult task, which could be only partly achieve. Thus, and for further readings, lab management is going to provide additional materials after the workshop!

Learn more about the Social lab No 4 and the NewHoRRIzon project…


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