In December 2015 the European Commission launched a targeted consultation on the long-term sustainability of pan-European Research Infrastructures. The purpose of this consultation was to identify trends and possible corresponding actions that could be implemented at regional, national and European level, to strengthen the long-term sustainability of Research Infrastructures.
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4. European Research Infrastructures (including e-Infrastructures)
Legal framework for a European Research Infrastructure Consortium, New edition March 2015.
The Charter for Access to Research Infrastructures was developed by the Commission in close cooperation with the ESFRI, the e-IRG and the ERA Stakeholder Organisations (CESAER, EARTO, EUA, LERU, NordForsk and Science Europe).
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The study analyses the relevance, efficiency and effectiveness of the FP7 RI programme, assesses its European added value and formulates strategic and operational recommendations for future RI actions.
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EU support for research infrastructures in environmental and earth sciences, updated edition, 2014.
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A high level expert group report.
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A comprehensive overview of the EU support to the life sciences ecosystem of facilities and resources
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Report on Developing World-class Research Infrastructures for the European Research Area (ERA)
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Community legal framework for a European Commission European Research Area, Council Regulation (ERIC)
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amending Regulation (EC) No 723/2009 concerning the Community legal framework for a European Research Infrastructures Consortium (ERIC)
Report on the Application of Council Regulation (EC) No 723/2009 of 25 June 2009 on the Community legal framework for a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC)
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Report of the Expert Group on Research Infrastructures. Building on the work of a first Expert Group, the report of which was published in March 2008, a second Expert Group reviewed and re-examined the role of research infrastructures within the European Research Area.
Internationalisation of large-scale research infrastructure projects has evolved to meet the scientific demand for facilities that are beyond the capability of individual countries or institutions in scope, cost and complexity
The application of Council Regulation (EC) No 723/2009 of 25 June 2009 on the Community legal framework for a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC)
The implementation of the roadmap of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures
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3208th Competitiveness (Internal Market, Industry, Research and Space) Council meeting, 2012
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Communication of the Commission COM(2012) 392, 2012
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Conclusions on EU Research infrastructures adopted after the ECRI 2010. Conference hold under the Spanish Presidency. Council Conclusions as adopted by the Competitiveness Council, on 26 May 2010
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Research infrastructures are facilities, resources and services that are used by the research communities to conduct research and foster innovation in their fields. Where relevant, they may be used beyond research, e.g. for education or public services. They include: major scientific equipment (or sets of instruments); knowledge-based resources such as collections, archives or scientific data; e-infrastructures, such as data and computing systems and communication networks
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Marine research infrastructures for ocean observation feature highly in the European strategy for marine and maritime research (COM (2008) 534) because they underpin all ocean activities, whether they are scientific or socioeconomic. This report summarizes the work of the expert group on marine research infrastructures, which met in the framework of the strategy, between 2010 and 2012