Research Infrastructures (RIs)

Objective

Research infrastructures (RIs) 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; and any other infrastructure of a unique nature essential to achieve excellence in research and innovation. Such infrastructures may be 'single-sited', ‘virtual’ or 'distributed'.

Research infrastructures play an increasingly important role in the advancement of knowledge and technology. They are a key instrument in bringing together a wide diversity of stakeholders to look for solutions to many of the problems society is facing today. RIs offer unique research services to users from different countries, attract young people to science, and help to shape scientific communities.

Contents

The European research infrastructures (including e-Infrastructures) work programme 2016-2017 consists of five calls for proposals in which proposals are invited against specific topics:

  • Development and long-term sustainability of new pan-European research infrastructures (INFRADEV)
  • Integrating and opening research infrastructures of European interest (INFRAIA)
  • e-Infrastructures (EINFRA)
  • Fostering the innovation potential of Research Infrastructures (INFRAINNOV)
  • Support to policy and international cooperation (INFRASUPP)

 RIs calls in 2016 and 2017:

Call

Opening date

Deadline

INFRADEV-1-2017 (RIA)

INFRADEV-2-2016 (CSA)

INFRADEV-3-2016-2017 (CSA)

INFRADEV-4-2016 (RIA)

8 December 2016

15 March 2016

8 December 2015

15 March 2016

29 March 2017

22 June 2016

30 March 2016

22 June 2016

INFRAIA-01-2016-2017 RIA)

INFRAIA-02-2017 (RIA)

10 November 2015

 

8 December 2015

30 March 2016

 

30 March 2016 (First stage)

29 March 2017 (Second stage)

EINFRA-11-2016 (RIA)

EINFRA-12-2017 (RIA)

EINFRA-21-2017 (PPI)

EINFRA-21-2017 (RIA)

EINFRA-22-2016 (RIA)

8 December 2015

8 December 2016

14 April 2016

8 December 2016

8 December 2015

30 March 2016

29 March 2017

20 September 2016

29 March 2017

30 March 2016

INFRAINNOV-1-2017 (RIA)

INFRAINNOV-2-2016 (CSA)

8 December 2016

8 December 2015

29 March 2017

30 March 2016

INFRASUPP-1-2016 (CSA)

INFRASUPP-2-2017 (CSA)

INFRASUPP-3-2016 (CSA)

INFRASUPP-3-2016 (RIA)

8 December 2015

8 December 2016

8 December 2015

8 December 2015

30 March 2016

29 March 2017

30 March 2016

30 March 2016

How to apply

Information on how to apply for European research infrastructures (including e-Infrastructures) can be found on the Participant Portal, your single-entry point for interactions with the research and innovation programmes of the European Commission.

Open Calls

RIs – Open Calls

Documentation