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Infoday: Support to the European Open Science Cloud through upcoming calls – 15 April 2016, Brussels

DG RTD and DG CNECT are organising an Infoday on the support to the European Open Science Cloud through upcoming calls under the European Research Infrastructures (including e-Infrastructures) part of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-2017: Call Topic INFRADEV-04-2016 and Call Topic EINFRA-12-2017.

Please note the new venue of the Infoday that will take place on 15 April 2016 in the Albert Borschette Conference Centre (CCAB), Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels, Belgium in the meeting room AB / 0.A.

Prior registration is required no later than Monday 12 April 2016, 12:00 (noon, Brussels time) via email.

Programme of Infoday  PDF icon 108 KB

Link to the web streaming

European funding instruments for the development of Research Infrastructure

19 April 2016, Madrid

Symposium organised by the RICH project, Network of National Contact Points, at the Institute of health Carlos III, Madrid

Registration open

Link to the web streaming

The ESFRI Roadmap 2016

The ESFRI Roadmap 2016 identifies the new Research Infrastructures (RI) of pan-European interest corresponding to the long term needs of the European research communities, covering all scientific areas, regardless of possible location.

The 2016 Roadmap consists of 21 ESFRI Projects with a high degree of maturity - including 6 new Projects - and 29 ESFRI Landmarks - RIs that reached the implementation phase by the end of 2015.

Roadmap 2016 documents

European Charter for Access to Research Infrastructures

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. The Charter sets out non-regulatory principles and guidelines to be used, on a voluntary basis, as a reference when defining or re-defining rules and conditions for Access to Research Infrastructures.

The Charter is applicable to any type of Research Infrastructure, including the e-infrastructure dimension.

Specific instructions for the management of Integrating Activity projects under FP7
(these instructions have been moved from the CORDIS webpages)

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.

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



GLOBIS-B : major progress on global biodiversity observation system

Scientists and technical experts made great steps towards the development of a cooperative and global monitoring system for changes in biodiversity during a three day workshop in Germany, based on the concept of the so called Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs). Like climate variables, EBVs are constructed from various sources of data and are the underlying variables to assess changes in biodiversity through time.

The GLOBIS-B project supports research infrastructures active in biodiversity and ecosystems research from Australia, Brazil, China, Europe, South Africa and the USA to cooperate with their expertise. The project is coordinated by the University of Amsterdam as part of the LifeWatch European research infrastructure for biodiversity and ecosystems research.

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Infoday: Support to the European Open Science Cloud

15 April, Brussels

Info & Registration

European funding instruments for the development of Research Infrastructures

19 April, Madrid

Info & Registration

ICRI 2016

3-5 October, Cape Town – South Africa

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