Research Infrastructures

The final call under the FP7 Research Infrastructures Programme was announced in Summer 2012. The closing date is expected to be extended beyond the original deadline of November 2012; this is subject to approval by the Programme Committee in early December. For more information on this call, or on programme developments under Horizon 2020, please contact the National Contact Point.

EuroRIsNet – the network of FP7 Research Infrastructures NCPs:

EuroRIsNet, the network of FP7 Research Infrastructures National Contact Points (NCPs), aims to raise the profile and impact of the FP7 Research Infrastructures Programme and regularly reports on the activities of the NCP Network- see their Newsletter (March 2012).

The network has received a second tranche of funding from the EC and has recently launched their second phase, see their press release. In particular, EuroRIsNet is keen to promote the opportunities for access to research facilities, funded under FP7, and we have produced a promotional leaflet outlining such opportunities. For full details of all current access opportunities please visit the EuroRIsNet website.

Previous calls:

On July 19 2011, the European Commission announced a Eur7 billion package of calls across thematic areas under FP7. This included a call under the Research Infrastructures Programme in the amount of Eur90 million.

A webinar outlining the opportunities on offer under the FP7 Research Infrastructures Programme in 2011 took place on Monday 26th September 2011. The webinar recording and associated slides are available to download on the "Information Sessions" part of this website.

The above call closed in November 2011 and results issued in Spring 2012.

Background:
The overall objective of the ‘Research Infrastructures’ part of the FP7 Capacities programme is to optimise the use and development of the best research infrastructures existing in Europe. In addition, it aims to help to create new research infrastructures of pan-European interest in all fields of science and technology.

National Contact Point(s)

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Pat O'Connor
Organisation: Higher Education Authority
Telephone: 01-2317195
Email: poconnor@hea.ie
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Ms Sarah Dunne
Organisation: Higher Education Authority
Telephone: +353 (0)1 231 7100
Email: sdunne@hea.ie

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