ESFRI: Strategic analysis of the research infrastructure landscape
ESFRI, the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures, is a strategic tool to foster Europe's scientific integration and strengthen its international outreach. Competitive and open access to high-quality research infrastructures supports the quality of European scientists' activities and attracts the best researchers from around the world. ESFRI is at the forefront of European and global science policy and contributes to its development by translating policy objectives into concrete advice for RI in Europe.
ESFRI's main objectives since its foundation in 2002 are:
- Supporting a coherent and strategy-driven approach to research infrastructure policy-making in Europe;
- Facilitate multilateral initiatives leading to better use and development of research infrastructures and serve as an incubator for pan-European and global research infrastructures;
- Establishing a European roadmap for research infrastructures (new and major upgrades of pan-European interest) for the next 10-20 years, promoting the implementation of these facilities and updating the roadmap as necessary;
- Ensure follow-up of the implementation of ESFRI projects already underway following a comprehensive assessment and prioritisation of the infrastructure projects listed in the ESFRI Roadmap.
Since 2016 ESFRI has introduced in its Roadmaps the Landscape Analysis which provides an overview of the European RI ecosystem by identifying the main RIs operating transnational access in Europe, in all fields of research, and major new or ongoing projects, as well as an outlook to the global landscape of relevance. The Landscape Analysis has progressively (2018, 2021) evolved towards a more complete and strategic document including trend analysis and the first examples of RIs services and their impacts in specific areas.
Further informationen can be found here.