European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures
Since 2006, ESFRI has presented a series of Roadmap updates supporting a coherent and strategy-led approach to the development of pan-European Research Infrastructures, which would ensure that scientists in Europe have access to worldclass facilities enabling them to do cutting-edge research. This has been possible by establishing the Strategy Working Groups in five research domains and the Implementation Group, transversal to all research areas. A series of add-hoc Working Groups periodically performed an in-depth analysis of the scientific aspects and the maturity features of the Research Infrastructures of ESFRI portfolio.
Strategy Working Groups
The Innovation working group was set-up with the aim: (i) to identify and promote the innovation and industrial capabilities of the RIs ...
The main goal of the e-INFRA WG is to analyse the investment strategies of the Member States in e-infrastructures for research and innovation, including high performance and distributed...
The Expert Group on Neutron Landscape – NLG – was mandated in 2014 by the Physical Sciences & Engineering Strategy Work Group, to develop a thorough analysis of the European Landscape of Research Infrastructures devoted to Neutron Scattering, and its evolution in the next decades.
The Energy SWG monitors and assesses the implementation of existing Energy Research Infrastructures (RIs) and highlights and improves the potential energy applications in multi-disciplinary RIs.
The Environment SWG follows up the scientific developments and initiatives in the field of the Environmental Sciences and formulates a strategy for Environmental RIs to support the objectives of the Innovation Union and ESFRI's Strategy report.
As novel proposals with a dominant, or substantial, digital research infrastructure character have been proposed to the 2018 ESFRI Roadmap, ESFRI has established a Strategy Working Group on Data, Computing and Digital Research Infrastructures (SWG DIGIT) to deal with the evaluation of such proposals, therefore completing the set of SWGs for the identified areas of Research Infrastructures of the Roadmap.
The Health and Food SWG monitors and assesses the implementation of existing Health and Food RIs, disseminates and shares best practices of Health and Food RIs and highlights and improves the potential applications in multi-disciplinary RIs.
The Social and Cultural Innovation SWG proposes possible solutions (related to RIs) that are able to help tackle the Grand Challenges facing society, such as health or demographic change, or the “Inclusive, innovative and secure societies” challenge.
The Physical Sciences and Engineering SWG monitors and assesses the implementation of existing Physical Sciences RI, disseminates and shares best practices of Physical Sciences RI and