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Title
Consultation on possible topics for future activities for integrating and opening national research infrastructures
Policy field(s)
Research, Innovation
Target group(s)
Research infrastructures stakeholders, e.g. operators of research infrastructures and user communities
Period of consultation
From 15.07.2012 to 22.10.2012
Objective of the consultation

The European Commission is organising a consultation for preparing future EU activities for integrating and opening national research infrastructures. The consultation is open as from 15 July to 22 October 2012.

These activities would correspond to the follow-up of the successful Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) actions named "Integrating Activities" (see the list of FP7 funded projects), conditional to the approval of the European Commission proposal for the next Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020, by the EU Parliament and Council. The aim of these activities is to provide a wider and more efficient access to, and use of, the research infrastructures existing in EU Member States, Associated Countries, and at international level when appropriate.

The consultation is made in the form of a call for suggestion of possible topics, in order to help identify potential future topics for Integrating Activities. Topics will be proposed by research infrastructures stakeholders, e.g. operators of research infrastructures and user communities.
How to submit your contribution
We welcome contributions from citizens, organisations and public authorities.
  • If you are answering this consultation as a citizen, please click here to submit your contribution.
  • If you are answering this consultation on behalf of an organisation, please click here to submit your contribution.
  • If you are answering this consultation on behalf of a public authority, please click here to submit your contribution.
It is important to read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.
View the consultation document
Before submitting your contribution, please read carefully the Background Document which describes what are Integrating Activities and their aim, how to suggest a topic, and how the consultation results will be analysed.
View the questionnaire
The maximum time to complete the questionnaire allowed by the system is 90 minutes. Partial responses will not be saved. This means once you start filling in the questionnaire, you have to answer all compulsory questions to submit your response. You can, however, preview/print a Word version of the online questionnaire to help you to prepare your response.
Contact details
Directorate-General for Research & Innovation, Unit B3 - Research Infrastructures
E-mail: RTD-RI-2012@ec.europa.eu
Postal address: European Commission
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation
Unit B3 - Research Infrastructures
B-1049 Brussels
Belgium
Results of consultation and next steps
A report will be produced and made available on the European Commission Research Infrastructures website.