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Q: What are "Design Studies (DS)" in FP6?
A: Design studies are a special type of Specific Support Action within the "Research infrastructures" activity of FP6. The objective of this scheme is to contribute to feasibility studies and technical preparatory work concerning new infrastructures of European significance, undertaken by one or a number of national or international authorities. Studies related to future facilities of world-wide relevance which do not exist in Europe, but in which European institutions intend to participate, are also included. The upgrading of existing facilities may also be considered, provided the end result can be expected to be equivalent to, or capable of replacing, a new infrastructure.
For further information please see :  FP6 Infrastructures Website 
Category : Instruments ( Infrastructure Actions )
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