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ERIC Forum at the Science Summit (UNGA76): Science Capacity Building | 29 Sept


Save the date for the ERIC Forum’s presentation at the Science Summit where ERICs’ contribution to the UN SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) will be presented. The session will be held on 29 September at 10:00 CEST.

 

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Presentations available► Stakeholders’ Workshop on European Research Infrastructures Consortia (ERICs)

Stakeholders’ Workshop on European Research Infrastructures Consortia (ERICs)

13-14 September 2021, Online

 

Since the entry into force of the Regulation on European Research Infrastructures Consortia (ERICs) in 2009, the Commission granted the ERIC legal status to 22 research infrastructures. ...

CERIC users presented the first evidence of microplastics in the Antarctic terrestrial food web.

Microplastics are plastic fragments below 1 millimeter in size, which can result from a variety of sources such as clothing, cosmetics, industrial processes and degradation of plastic items. They have been detected in air, water, and even in food. While ...

Instruct Centre NeCEN collaborates with Janssen Vaccines & Prevention B.V in the development of a new SARS-CoV-2 vaccine 

Figure: Cryo-EM structure of the most abundant trimer class of S-closed-Fd-a closed S protein trimer on the left (PDB accession code: 7A4N) and the less representative open trimer class on the right (PDB accession code: 7AD1). Colored by local resolution

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5,429 academic publications based on European Social Survey data


Preliminary analysis of Google Scholar indexing has established that almost 5,500 academic publications include substantial use of European Social Survey (ESS) data (2003-20).

Bibliographic monitoring of English-language publications only – undertaken annually by researchers at the University of Ljubljana – ...

Discover LifeWatch ERIC EcoPortal, the repository of semantic resources for the ecological domain

In the last decade, ecological research groups and infrastructures have contributed to the production of core and domain ontologies, as well as controlled vocabularies to increase data discovery, integration and interoperability.

To make the discovery and use of all these ...

Using the EU-OPENSCREEN bioactives library

Using the EU-OPENSCREEN bioactives library: Identification of Inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2 3CL-Pro Enzymatic Activity Using a Small Molecule in Vitro Repurposing Screen:

Compound repurposing is an important strategy for the identification of effective treatment options against SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 disease. ...

How the COVID-19 pandemic changed Research Infrastructures: An interview of Jan Hrušák, ESFRI Chair

Jan Hrušák, Chair of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI), was recently interviewed by Science Business, and dicussed the impact of the new circumstances imposed by the coronavirus pandemic on Research Infrastructures (RIs), among other pressing ...

Overview ► Planning for Sustainability of Research Infrastructures

Research Infrastructures are considered one of the success stories of the European Research Area (ERA), and have transformed the way science is done as they facilitate access to large-scale facilities to perform excellent and ground-breaking research. Moreover, Research Infrastructures support ...

Watch now ►ERIC Forum Webinar: Guidance on Accounting Principles for ERICs

The ERIC Forum WP3 (Operations, Administration, HR and Finance of ERICs) had organised a webinar on April 28th from 10:00 to 10:45 CET to provide guidance on accounting principles for ERICs. The webinar brought together the ERIC community (both ...

Register now ► Planning for Sustainability of Research Infrastructures

In the frame of the Horizon2020 projects ACCELERATE and the ERIC Forum Implementation Project, the event ”Planning for Sustainability of Research Infrastructures” will be held online on 25 May 2021.

The event will bring to the fore the policy views, ...

Workshop “Common Challenges and Actions for Distributed Research Infrastructures in Europe”

The European landscape of research infrastructures has evolved significantly over the past decades, namely by witnessing an increasing number of institutions, facilities and laboratories that have organized and consolidated their operations and services offered to the research community across countries. ...

RI-VIS publishes three white papers on international cooperation between Research Infrastructures

The RI-VIS project has just published three white papers that provide recommendations on how to increase collaboration between European research infrastructures and counterparts from Africa, Latin America and Australia. The papers are targeted at funders, policy makers and research infrastructure ...

ERIC Forum builds on achievements during 2020 and
 re-confirms Womersley and Ussi as Chairs

PRESS RELEASE (Download here the press release)
26.01.2021

BRUSSELS, 26TH JANUARY 2021
The leadership group that led the ERIC Forum through 2020 has been reconfirmed, following the results of the ERIC Forum internal election process, published on the ...

ERIC Forum Cross-Domain Workshop on Research Quality and Reproducibility

As part of the ERIC Forum Implementation Project, the European Research Infrastructure for Translational Medicine (EATRIS) is organising a cross-domain workshop on February 10-11 2021 on the subject of quality and reproducibility in the research process. The workshop aims to ...

Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Working Practices of Analytical Facilities II

COVID-19 has a substantial impact on the operations of analytical facilities that serve external users.At the end of April 2020, only a third of the surveyed research infrastructures (RIs) reported that they maintained such user access activities; however, several had ...

Workshop on Impact Assessment, Evaluation and Monitoring of Research Infrastructures: The presentations are now available

16-17 December 2020, Online

Recently, impact assessment and/or monitoring have been highlighted as an important element of long-term sustainability of research infrastructures by ESFRI, European Commission, Competitiveness Council as well as OECD. This has resulted in an adoption of a ...

How science has been feeding into policy-making in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic?

Read the interview with Peter Piot, special advisor to the President of the European Commission on the response to the coronavirus and COVID-19, on how science has been feeding into policy-making.

The full article is available here

 

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IV RICH Symposium: ‘Research Infrastructures as engines for maximising impact of Horizon Europe’

IV RICH Symposium entitled ‘Research Infrastructures as engines for maximising impact of Horizon Europe’ will take place virtually on 12-13 November 2020.  This Symposium aims to provide a comprehensive view of possibilities that the European RIs offer in terms of ...

EFIS’ Interactive Toolkit on Socio-Economic Impact Assessment of Research Infrastructures

Article from the EFIS website, published on 19 October 2020:

Over the last decade, the EFIS Centre team has built up an in-depth experience on the topic of socio-economic impact assessment of research infrastructures. Our staff have participated ...

The ERIC Forum is pleased to announce the release of its first policy brief

The ERIC Forum is pleased to announce the release of its first policy brief.

This brief, entitled “Funding models for access to ERIC multinational / transnational services” focuses on the funding instruments that allow ERICs to provide access ...

European Research Infrastructure Consortia and COVID-19 Research

European Research Infrastructures, many of them organised as ERICs, are essential resource to the researchers studying the many aspects of the pandemics. Addressing issues such as development of the vaccine and medicines, insights into the social challenges, and the impact ...

Press release: Jens Habermann appointed Director General of BBMRI-ERIC

1st September 2020

The Assembly of Members of the Biobanking and BioMolecular resources Research Infrastructure – European Research Infrastructure Consortium (BBMRI-ERIC) appointed Professor Jens K. Habermann as new Director General. The distinguished scientist, clinician and recognized expert in biobanking, translational ...

Input of the ERIC Forum to the Open Consultation for the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)

 August 2020 

The ERIC Forum supports the worldwide movement towards open science and looks forward to working closely with EOSC and other research infrastructures to make data (and computational services which generate or validate this data) available through the European ...

ERIC Forum’s response to the public consultation on the future of the ERA (communication)

03th August 2020. The ERIC Forum submitted its response to the online public consultation launched by the European Commission on the roadmap towards the communication on the future of Research & Innovation and the ERA (European Research Area).

This ...

Euro-BioImaging ERIC is now recruiting its Directorate

Euro-BioImaging ERIC is now seeking to recruit the Directorate; Expressions of interest are therefore invited for the following roles:

  • Director General, employed by and positioned at the Euro-BioImaging ERIC Statutory seat, Turku, Finland.
  • Med-Hub Section Director, employed
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Do you want to improve the way RIs and industry interact? Participate in the ENRIITC surveys

ENRIITC (a Horizon 2020 project supporting the establishment of strategic, cross-border partnerships between Industry and Research Infrastructures) is conducting two surveys in the form of questionnaires, addressing Industry Liaison and Contact Officers, located respectively at governmental agencies and research infrastructures, ...

The ERIC community and Horizon Europe Mission Areas

ERICs as facilitators of excellent science benefiting society 

The legal framework for a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) was introduced in 2009 to facilitate the establishment and operation of large-scale research infrastructures of European interest. The first ERIC was ...

The Extreme Light Infrastructure passes key milestone to become an ERIC

The Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) is a step closer to officially becoming an international organisation. The Czech Republic and Hungary, together with Italy and Lithuania, have formally applied to the European Commission to establish the new, pan-European organisation known as ...

RI-PATHS Webinars: A European framework for socio-economic impact of research infrastructures: A way forward”.

The RI-PATHS project team is pleased to invite research infrastructures, funding agencies, policy makers, impact analysts and other potential user communities to three dedicated online webinars tackling the theme “A European framework for socio-economic impact of research infrastructures: A ...

Webinar – Supporting European Research: Communicating the Value of Life Science RIs in Times of Crisis and Beyond

CORBEL presents its final webinar, this time with guest speaker Bogi Eliasen from the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies (CIFS). Prior to the webinar, CIFS will run a Delphi study with the participation of CORBEL partners for two weeks, facilitating ...

ERF’s Review of Working Practices of Analytical facilities During the Pandemic

The on-going COVID-19 pandemic has strongly impacted the operations of research infrastructures. To protect their staff, several analytical facilities are closed for operations or strongly limiting their activities while maximizing protection measures, while some others provide limited access to external ...

Overview of ERICs’ surveys on Administrative and operational issues

Between November 2019 and January 2020, the ERIC Forum conducted 4 surveys to collect feedback from ERICs on issues spanning financial reporting, budgeting, procurement, HR, insurance and more.

The aim of the surveys was to gather and analyse ERICs’ input ...

Communication Toolkit for European Research Infrastructures is now Online

The Communication Toolkit for European Research Infrastructures provides an easy and useful set of tools, guidelines and resources to improve the communication strategy and activities of research infrastructures. Its common use is expected to increase the individual and collective visibility ...

Questionnaire – Research Infrastructures and COVID-19 Research

 

The Association of European-Level Research Infrastructures Facilities (ERF-AISBL), in collaboration with CERIC-ERIC, has set up a page which presents the various services, such as rapid access to instruments, data and other resources, offered by the Research ...

INSTRUCT-ERIC offers priority access for COVID-19 related research proposals

INSTRUCT-ERIC is offering priority access to groups that need to use its structural biology services for projects directly related to COVID-19 viral proteins. Priority access will ensure a faster review of research proposals relating to COVID-19. 

Read more about the ...

ESFRI cluster projects-Position papers on expectations and planned contributions to the EOSC

Source: EOSCsecretariat.eu

Through its cluster projects, ESCAPE, ENVRI-FAIR, SSHOC, PaNOSC and EOSC-Life, the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) steers the integration and consolidation of thematic e-infrastructure platforms in preparation for connecting them ...

Press Release: The ERIC Forum announces new Chair and Vice Chair

The ERIC Forum, which brings together 21 leading European Research Infrastructures, has a new leadership.The aim of the ERIC Forum is to advance operations of ERICs and to strategically contribute to the development of ERIC-related policies.

The new Chair ...

BBMRI-ERIC is hiring its Director General

VACANCY NOTICE

Post of the Director General of BBMRI-ERIC.

The pan-European Biobanking and BioMolecular Resources Research Infrastructure (BBMRI) is a distributed biomedical infrastructure, which operates under the European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) legal framework. With 19 countries and one intergovernmental ...

Euro-BioImaging is officially an ERIC

Press Release from EMBL

Euro-BioImaging established as a European Research Infrastructure Consortium for state-of-the-art imaging services in biological and biomedical research

The European Commission has officially established Euro-BioImaging – which provides life scientists with open access to a broad

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Towards Key Performance Indicators of Research Infrastructures

Authors: Jana Kolar, Marjan Cugmas, Anuška Ferligoj (Submitted on 1st October 2019)

In 2018, the European Strategic Forum for research infrastructures (ESFRI) was tasked by the Competitiveness Council, a configuration of the Council of the EU, to develop a common ...

ERIC Forum members’ written contribution to ERAC ad-hoc working group on the Future of the ERA

August 2019 

Introduction 

What is the ERIC Forum? 

The ERIC Forum brings together all European Research Infrastructure Consortia (ERICs). 

ERICs are legal entities based on the COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 723/2009 of 25 June. They are set-up by the European ...

ERIC Forum Position Paper on the Development of KPIs for Research Infrastructures

ERIC Forum Position Paper on the Development of KPIs for Research Infrastructures 

Research infrastructures (RI) represent public investments. As such, they need to be accountable to their funders by demonstrating expected performance and impact. In its conclusions on “Accelerating Knowledge ...

ERICs’ regulation and operational issues discussed at the 1st Italian ERIC Forum

In the framework of the Horizon2020 project ACCELERATE, CERIC-ERIC organized the first Italian ERIC Forum on 27 June 2019 at CERIC’s headquarters in Trieste.

The meeting was organized in line with Work Package 1 of the project, which has ...

CESSDA Webinar: The GDPR and research one year on: experiences across Europe

Panel discussion webinar, where data protection experts from across Europe will give their views on what changes the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) brought for research, data archiving and data sharing and how researchers and institutions have implemented the GDPR. ...

Data FAIRness in Environmental & Earth Science Infrastructures: theory and practice

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL Data FAIRness in Environmental & Earth Science Infrastructures: theory and practice
Lecce, 01 – 05 July 2019

In recent years, one of the major challenges in the Environmental and Earth Science has been managing and searching larger ...

Amsterdam, February 1st, 2019.

On Thursday 31 January, 23* European Research Infrastructures, based in 11 different countries with national nodes in all European Member States, met in Amsterdam to launch the ERIC Forum project, co-funded by the European Commission’s Horizon ...

ERIC Forum Implementation Project: Kick off meeting

Amsterdam, February 1st, 2019.

On Thursday 31 January, 23* European Research Infrastructures, based in 11 different countries with national nodes in all European Member States, met in Amsterdam to launch the ERIC Forum project, co-funded by the European Commission’s Horizon ...

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