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Publications | Policy documents | Research Infrastructures Work Programmes


Networks of research infrastructures

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Life Sciences

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Environmental Sciences

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Materials and Analytical Facilities

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Physics and Astronomy

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Social sciences and Humanities

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Energy and Engineering

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ERIC practical guidelines

Legal framework for a European Research Infrastructure Consortium, New edition March 2015

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Evaluation of pertinence and impact of the EU research infrastructure activity in FP7

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. It covers in its quantitative analyses the contracts signed before the end of 2012. The study addresses a total 313 projects, with total EC funding of €1,357m. Close to 1,600 organizations are involved. The report confirms the high relevance of the RI programme, “in the sense that its objectives correspond to the policy needs” and “projects funded are largely consistent with meeting those objectives as well as with RI users’ needs”. It concludes that “the FP7 RI programme has made a significant step forward in the efficiency and effectiveness of its support to the European research infrastructure” compared to the FP6.





Global change: towards global research infrastructures

EU support for research infrastructures in environmental and earth sciences

Updated edition, 2014

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Assessing the projects on the ESFRI roadmap
A high level expert group report


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Enabling science. EU support to research infrastructures in the life sciences

A comprehensive overview of the EU support to the life sciences ecosystem of facilities and resources

June 2013

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Global change: towards global research infrastructures  PDF icon 7.8 MB

March 2012, EU support for research infrastructures in environmental and earth sciences

Building a pan-European observation system for geosciences  PDF icon 1.8 MB

November 2011, European Commission working document

Regional issues - ESFRI Working Group Report 2010  PDF icon 432 KB

May 2011

ESFRI Strategy Report and Roadmap Update 2010  PDF icon 8.1 MB

March 2011

Environmental Sciences Thematic Working Group Report  PDF icon 1.9 MB

February 2011

Energy Thematic Working Group Report  PDF icon 2.3 MB

November 2010, ESFRI

Biological and Medical Sciences Thematic Working Group Report  PDF icon 8.2 MB

November 2010, ESFRI

Cost Control and Management Issues of Global Research Infrastructures  PDF icon 2.6 MB

October 2010, European Expert Group Report

Legal Framework for a European Research Infrastructure Consortium  PDF icon 648 KB

April 2010, ERIC Practical Guidelines

A vision for strengthening world-class research infrastructures in the ERA  PDF icon 1.1 MB

January 2010, Expert group report



Policy documents

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)
Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and Council, 14 July 2014
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The implementation of the roadmap of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures
Council Conclusions of 26 May 2014

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Prioritisation of Support to ESFRI Projects for Implementation
ESFRI report, 7 April 2014

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A reinforced European research area partnership for excellence and growth

Council Conclusions adopted on 11 December 2012
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Communication of the Commission COM(2012) 392, 17 July 2012
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Debrecen Declaration: Contributing to European competitiveness through integrated research and innovation policy
Clusters and research infrastructures working together

Declaration adopted at the WIRE 2011 Conference (Week of Innovative regions in Europe 2011) held in Hungary on 7-9 June 2011

Future developments of the ERA
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 Work Programmes

Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2014-2015 - 4. European research infrastructures (including e-Infrastructures)

July 2014

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Previous Framework Programmes

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