European Research Infrastructures

23 February 2018

New Pan European Research Infrastructure to support marine biology and ecology research

The European Commission has granted the status of European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) to the European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC), setting up a pan-European Consortium for marine biology and ecology research (EMBRC-ERIC).

Hosted by France and based in Paris, EMBRC-ERIC will provide a single access entry point to a comprehensive portfolio of services and research platforms, marine ecosystems, biological resources, E-infrastructure and metadata.

The services offered will include access to research platforms, biological resources and analytical data, joint research activities, access to marine material and genetic material, trainings for researchers and services to connect science with industry.

The preparatory phase of EMBRC received EU funding of EUR 975 520 from Horizon 2020 and EUR 3 879 421 from its predecessor, the 7th Framework Programme.

EMBRC-ERIC will boost the development of blue biotechnologies by supporting both fundamental and applied research for sustainable solutions in the food, health and environmental sectors. It will help answer fundamental questions regarding the health of oceanic ecosystems; support life-science breakthrough discoveries with the use of marine biological models; and continue long-term marine monitoring efforts.

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22 February 2018

Publication of ESFRI Scripta Volumes

Two new ESFRI Scripta Volumes have been recently published. They are dedicated to the outcomes of the ad hoc Working Groups on Long term sustainability of Research infrastructures (Vol. II) and on Innovation (Vol III)

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4 December 2017

Dedicated Information session for ESFRI RIs and ERICs on EOSC and long-term sustainability of Research Infrastructures

The European Commission organized a dedicated information session to clarify specific topics of the Horizon 2020 RI Work Programme calls, namely on the European Open Science Cloud and Long-term sustainability.

The event was held on the 27th November at the Auditorium Karel Van Miert.

The programme comprised 2 sessions:

  • Session 1 covered the EOSC Governance, national initiatives and interface, as well as the technical development
  • Session 2 focused on the long term sustainability of RIs and the Individual Support to ESFRI and other world-class research infrastructures

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