The Roadmap 2016 update process was launched in September 2014 in Trieste. In the framework of this update, ESFRI is expecting proposals for new (or major upgrades of) research infrastructures of pan-European interest corresponding to the long term needs of the European research communities, covering all scientific areas.
Projects identified in the Roadmap will be expected to move to implementation in less than 10 years from their first inclusion on the Roadmap. This will mean a smaller but more “mature” number of new projects will enter the updated Roadmap. ESFRI will assess candidate projects on scientific excellence, pan-European relevance, socio-economic impact, e-needs and maturity level.
In parallel, ESFRI will carry out an in-depth analysis of the research infrastructure landscape in all scientific fields in Europe. The landscape analysis will provide a comprehensive picture of the existing research infrastructures of pan-European scope, including the national/regional research infrastructures that operate international open access.