Research Infrastructures

The Research Infrastructures Working Group brings together experts on planning and management of research facilities from across the Science Europe Member Organisations. The Working Group’s objective is to tackle common challenges related to research infrastructure among members.

Research Infrastructures are facilities, resources and services that are used by the research communities to conduct research. Research infrastructures can be ‘single-sited’, ‘virtual’ or ‘distributed’. They can include for instance: major scientific equipment (or sets of instruments); skilled personnel engaged in services, competence development and outreach; knowledge-based resources such as collections, archives or scientific data; and e-infrastructures, such as data and computing systems and communication networks.

The Working Group will specifically focus on alerting and advising Science Europe’s members on current and emerging issues related to research infrastructures, and ensuring relevant contribution to European initiatives related to these (e.g. Horizon 2020ESFRI). It will also review strategies for evaluation and management of research infrastructures, investigate ways to promote integration and innovative funding, and stimulate networking among scientific communities in areas and disciplines where no dedicated schemes are implemented.

In pursuing these activities, the Working Group will take into account issues related to other policy fields such as research data, and cross-border collaboration.

Working Group Members

(10/02/17) New joint Open Letter from European science organisations on mobility, transparency & openness... read more

(06/02/17) New practical guide on improving gender equality in research organisations... read more

(30/01/17) New Policy Brief on Research Infrastructures in Horizon 2020... read more

(16/01/17) New report on the intersectoral mobility schemes in Science Europe Member Organisations... read more

(10/01/17) Joint statement released today calling on Members of the European Parliament to modify the current EU copyright reform proposal... read more

(16/12/16) Open letter from the Science Europe Governing Board on research integrity in the European policy landscape... read more

(10/11/16) New Policy Brief on FET Flagships is released today... read more

(22/11/16) Science Europe Scientific Advisory Committee elects a new chair and two Vice-Chairs... read more

(10/11/16) New Science Europe Position Statement on Research Information Systems is released today... read more


Discover the new practical guide to improving gender equality in research organisations... read more