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European Research infrastructures (including e-infrastructure)










Further development and wider use of research infrastructures at Union level will make a significant contribution to development of the European Research Area. Research Infrastructures are facilities, resources, organisational systems and services that are used by the research communities to conduct research and innovation in their fields. This includes:


major scientific equipments (or sets of instruments);

archives or scientific data;

e-infrastructures, such as data, computing and software systems;



ESFRI, the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures, is a strategic instrument created in 2002 to develop the scientific integration of Europe and to strengthen its international outreach. ESFRI mission is to support a coherent and strategy-led approach to policy-making on research infrastructures in Europe >> link


ERIC (European Research Infrastructure Consortium): the legal framework for a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) has been designed to facilitate the establishment and operation of research infrastructures of European interest. The ERIC Regulation provides a common legal framework based on Article 187of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) >> link




€ 2.267 milion


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