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Research infrastructures database launched

The EC has launched the ‘European Portal on Research Infrastructures’, which is an online database. It is hoped that it will assist the EC and Member States in gaining a better overview and understanding of the current landscape for research infrastructures in Europe. It is further hoped that this information will assist with the future planning for the requirements of the research communities in Europe.

European Portal on Research Infrastructures Database

The European Portal on Research Infrastructures Database provides information on a large number of Research Infrastructures (RIs) of pan European interest in all fields of science. It covers facilities, resources and related services that are used by the scientific community to conduct top-level research in their respective fields.

This database is not exhaustive and intends to be a tool for the scientific community looking for services offered by these infrastructures. It resulted from a survey undertaken by the European Commission (EC) and the European Science Foundation (ESF) in a tentative to identify the current scenario of infrastructures in Europe.

The European Portal on Research Infrastructures is available at: