ESFRI publishes Report on Access to RIs

In an effort of identify the challenges to broader and effective access to Research Infrastructures (RIs) as needed by users to tackle scientific and societal challenges, and to underpin the new European Research Area (ERA), ESFRI Drafting Group on Access implemented a set of surveys in May-June 2023 targeting research infrastructures and RI stakeholders.  

The respondents express a large diversity of types of access (physical, remote, virtual), nature of service...


ESFRI publishes Report on the Support of RIs to the Ukrainian Research Community

In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) called upon Research Infrastructures (RIs) to establish support measures for the Ukrainian research community. These measures included facilitating access, providing training, and donating scientific equipment. To assess the uptake and impact of this call, ESFRI conducted a survey in October 2023 and the main findings are discussed in this report. 

The full report is...


Video recording & outcomes of the 2nd ESFRI SF Meetup now online

The 2nd ESFRI Stakeholders Forum Meetup took place on September 27th, 2023 in Tenerife, Spain. The discussions on this year's edition of the Meetup specifically focused on three key areas: Funding, Access, Industry and interaction with Technology Infrastructures (TIs).

The event was recorded in full, and you may view all sessions recordings on the ESFRI YouTube channel:



Use of ERIC legal framework accelerating

On 14 August 2023, the European Commission adopted its third report on the European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) Regulation.  

With 26 ERICs set up since 2011, ERIC has become a legal instrument of choice for a large part of common European research infrastructure initiatives, notably for those prioritised by the ESFRI Roadmap. This is helping to structure and integrate research activities and...