The European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) presented the 2016 ESFRI Roadmap on Large Scale Research Infrastructures in Amsterdam.
The European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) presented the 2016 ESFRI Roadmap on Large Scale Research Infrastructures in Amsterdam. With this update DARIAH’s is no longer listed as an ESFRI project, which is in the process of becoming a European Research Infrastructure (ERIC). Instead, it is now considered an ESFRI landmark, a successful example of how ESFRI projects develop into ERICs.
DARIAH’s director Conny Kristel represented DARIAH at the meeting. “The European Strategy Forum on RIs has always been very supportive on our road to becoming an ERIC”, she commented on the important role of ESFRI for DARIAH.
DARIAH was listed as a project in the ESFRI-Roadmap since its first publication in 2006. By decision of the European Commission DARIAH was finally set up as a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) in August 2014.
ESFRI Roadmap 2016
ESFRI identifies Research Infrastructures (RIs) of pan-European scope that meet the long-term needs of European researchers across all scientific areas.
Since 2006, ESFRI has presented a series of updated Roadmaps supporting a coherent and strategy-led approach to the European Council’s policy-making. Its mission is to ensure that leading researchers in the Union have access to high-quality RIs and to facilitate initiatives leading to the better use of such infrastructures.
The 2016 Roadmap consists of 21 ESFRI projects with a high degree of maturity – including six new ones – and 29 ESFRI Landmarks. These are RIs listed in previous ESFRI Roadmaps that have become pillars of scientific excellence and competitiveness in the European Research Area (ERA).
The full roadmap can be downloaded from the ESFRI website.