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ESFRI Roadmap update 2016 will be launched at a workshop on 25th September, in Trieste

On 25th September 2014 ESFRI will launch the third Roadmap update at a workshop in Trieste, Italy. The objective of the Roadmap launch workshop is to raise awareness of the scientific community about the next roadmap update in 2015-2016, and the associated landscape analysis of research infrastructures within their specific scientific fields. The workshop is organised by CoPoRI in close cooperation with ESFRI and the European Commission.

More information and Registration to the workshop

Information on the Roadmap 2016 update process  PDF icon

DARIAH ERIC: a European digital research infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities [18 August 2014]

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First report from the Commission on the application of the ERIC Council Regulation [14 July 2014]

Read the Report in English  PDF icon 81 KB

European research infrastructures for excellent science: open calls of Horizon 2020

The main objective of the action is to endow Europe with world-class research infrastructures which are accessible to all researchers in Europe and beyond and fully exploit their potential for scientific advance and innovation.

Four calls are open with a budget of 277 million € for 2014:

  • Developing new world-class research infrastructures
  • Integrating and opening RIs of European interest
  • Development, deployment and operation of ICT based e-Infrastructures
  • Fostering the innovation potential of RIs and their human resources, support to policy and international cooperation

All information on the action, work programme and how to apply is available on the H2020 website and the Participant Portal

Next call deadline: 14 January 2015 for INFRADEV-3-2015: individual implementation and operation of ESFRI projects; EINFRA-5-2015: Centres of excellence for computing applications and EINFRA-9-2015: e-infrastructures for virtual research environments

Commission Decision C(2013) 8199 of 10 December 2013 authorizing the use of reimbursement on the basis of unit costs for transnational access.



Cosmological standard candles not standard anymore?

15 September 2014

Photo of supernova
Galaxy M82 in which the supernova
exploded Credit: NASA, ESA,
& Hubble Heritage

A study, carried out in the framework of the RadioNet3 project, discards the possibility that the progenitor of the type Ia SN 2014J might have stemmed from the explosions of a white dwarf nourished by a normal star. Were these conclusions to become generalized, the use of type Ia supernovae “cosmological standard candles” might need to be revised.

See Press release in English  PDF icon 186 KB



The evolving landscape of Research Infrastructures in Europe

Trieste, 24-25 September 2014


ESFRI Roadmap update 2016

Launch event

Trieste, 25 September 2014

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