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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 ...

ERIC Forum Policy Brief – One page overview

Over the course of the past decade, European Research Infrastructure Consortia (ERICs) have become key instruments for cutting-edge science that provide solutions to today’s major socio-economic and environmental challenges, underpinning the development of the European Research Area (ERA) and fostering ...

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
...

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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