Finland assesses benefits of international RI memberships

Finland, an active member in around 30 international Research Infrastructures (RIs), pays an annual membership fee of approximately 20 million Euros through the Research Council of Finland. To evaluate the advantages of these memberships for Finland's research, development, and innovation activities, the Research Council conducted a biennial questionnaire from June to October 2022.

The questionnaire collected crucial background information and yearly statistics for 2020-2021,...


ESFRI publishes Policy Brief on Assessment of Impact of RIs

During the 84th Forum meeting (Lund, 20-22 June 2023) ESFRI adopted a Policy Brief on assessing the impact of Research Infrastructures (RIs).
The report is a response to the request of the Competitiveness Council, which asked ESFRI to "look into the approaches by Member States, the Commission, international organisations and RIs to assess scientific, societal and economic impacts of investments in RIs by the end of 2023".

The ...


First Biennial Report on EU's Global Approach to R&I released

On June 29th 2023, the European Commission adopted a comprehensive report on the implementation of the EU's strategy for international cooperation in research and innovation (R&I), known as the Global Approach to R&I. This biennial report is a snapshot of the progress made in the last two years and highlights the effectiveness and relevance of the Global Approach.


Lund Declaration on Maximising the Benefits of Research Data

The Lund Declaration on Maximizing the Benefits of Research Data was presented on the closing day of the conference organised by the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the EU, titled "The Potential of Research Data: How Research Infrastructures Provide New Opportunities and Benefits for Society"(19-20 June 2023, Lund).