ESFRI

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ESFRIEuropean Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures (European Union)
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ESFRI delegates are nominated by the research ministers of the 27 EU member states as well as ten associate countries (Albania, Croatia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland and Turkey).
ESFRI thus aims to support a strategy-led approach to policy-making on research infrastructures in Europe.
The Commission will promote several activities in 2009, in particular developing sustainable support for specialised pan-European research infrastructure and favourable conditions for the mapping of needs of regional research structures to complement the work of the ESFRI.
Particularly, RISCAPE builds on the European Research Infrastructures (RIs) in the ESFRI landscape report (2016) and on the landscape analysis done or currently underway in the H2020 cluster projects.
Mr Janez Potocnik in Slovenia: attends the EARTO (European Association of Research and Technology Organizations) Board Member Symposium (Ljubljana); participates in the Conference "R+Technology platform: how to ensure Slovene participation in JTIs, ESFRI, EIT (Dimiceva)
Relevance to the work programme:- AARC2 will work with existing e-infrastructures and ESFRI projects to deploy and enhance (JRA1) the integrated AAI (built on eduIGAIN and federated access) delivered by AARC (obj1Development of a pan-European identity federation)- Use-cases that meet integration (accessing services offered by multiple e-infrastructures) and data-rich aspects included in AARC2 (SA1).
MERIL-2 builds on the successful development of the original MERIL and research mapping exercise initiated by the ESF membership and which services ESFRI.
ESFRI, which will continue to update the road map periodically, is made up of leading scientists, as well as representatives from the member states and FP7-associated countries.
INFRADEV-3-2015 - Individual implementation and operation of ESFRI projects
At a press conference launching the roadmap, the Chair of ESFRI, Professor John Wood, explained that, while the development of such large infrastructure projects is an essential part of continuing scientific progress in Europe, their scale requires cooperation between the member states for them to be brought to fruition.
More: ESFRI stands for the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures and is an intergovernmental consultative body of the EU Member States.
The public Consortium is made up of the six pan-European biomedical science (BMS)research infrastructures from the ESFRI roadmap, and the Medizinische Universitaet Wienas managing entity.