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Provider Data Model

An EOSC Provider is an EOSC System User responsible for the provisioning of one or more Resources to the EOSCEOSC Providers are organisations, a part of an organisation or a federation that manages and delivers Resources to End-Users. EOSC Providers can be: Resource ProvidersService ProvidersData (Source) ProvidersService DevelopersResearch Infrastructures, Distributed Research Infrastructures, Resource AggregatorsThematic Clouds, Regional Clouds, etc. 

 

Provider Data Model

An EOSC Provider is an EOSC System User responsible for the provisioning of one or more Resources to the EOSCEOSC Providers are organisations, a part of an organisation or a federation that manages and delivers Resources to End-Users. EOSC Providers can be: Resource ProvidersService ProvidersData (Source) ProvidersService DevelopersResearch Infrastructures, Distributed Research Infrastructures, Resource AggregatorsThematic Clouds, Regional Clouds, etc. 

 

Basic Information

Code Attribute Name Definition Type Multiplicity Required Public Example Value Guidelines for the Providers Machine-based validation Human-based validation
EPP.BAI.0 ID A persistent identifier, a unique reference to the Provider. String (max 30) 1

Mandatory

 

Yes openaire

The Provider ID is currently maintained by the EOSC Portal.  It is assigned during onboarding of the Provider. It is suggested to use the Provider's abbreviation (see EPP.BAI.2). Two providers cannot have the same id; therefore the EOSC Portal will resolve this when it happens during the registration of a provider.

In next releases of the model, the id will correspond to a PID issued and resolved by PID providers (like ORCID, doi-like, etc).

   
EPP.BAI.1 Name Full Name of the Provider/Organisation offering Resources and acting as main contact point for the Resources. String (max 100) 1 Mandatory Yes Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe     Verify via internet search if the Provider name is a valid organisation name and has a Website with the same FQDN.
EPP.BAI.2 Abbreviation Abbreviation or short name of the Provider. String (max 30) 1 Mandatory Yes OpenAIRE     Verify via internet search that this is the relevant abreviation (no typos or misspellings)
EPP.BAI.3 Website Webpage of the Provider. URL 1 Mandatory Yes https://www.openaire.eu Provide the landing page (i.e. domain name or FQDN) of the sevice provider Validate nominal FQDN, reject IP or other formats  
EPP.BAI.4 Legal Entity A Y/N question to define whether the Provider is a Legal Entity or not. Boolean 1 Mandatory Yes Y      
EPP.BAI.5 Legal Status Legal status of the Provider. The legal status is usually noted in the registration act/statutes. For independent legal entities this should be the legal status of the Provider. For embedded Providers this should be the legal status of the hosting legal entity. It is also possible to select "Not a Legal Entity".

List of controlled values: 

 

1 Optional Yes Non-Profit Partnership (NPP)      

Marketing Information

Code Attribute Name Definition Type Multiplicity Required Public Example Value Guidelines for the Providers Machine-based validation Human-based validation
EPP.MRI.1 Description A high-level description of the Provider in fairly non-technical terms, with the vision, mission, objectives, background, experience. String (max 1000) 1 Mandatory Yes OpenAIRE represents a pivotal phase in the long-term effort to implement and strengthen the impact of the Open Access policies of the European Commission, building on the achievements of the OpenAIRE projects. OpenAIRE support and accelerate Open Science and Scholarship, of which Open Access is of fundamental importance. Describe shortly the objective and background of your organisation. e Compare briefly to provider website to ensure content consistency, but generally take as is.
EPP.MRI.2 Logo Link to the logo/visual identity of the Provider. URL 1 Mandatory Yes https://www.openaire.eu/images/OpenAIRE_branding/Logo_Horizontal.png Provide a URL pointing to the organisation’s logo at high quality, in the form of the shortest possible alias Validate nominal URL, reject IP or other formats
For the resource located at the URL validate as follows:
-Formats: png, gif, jpg, jpeg, pjpeg, tiff, vnd.adobe, vnd.microsoft        
-Minimum dimensions 180x120px
 
 
EPP.MRI.3 Multimedia Links to video, slideshow, photos, screenshots with details of the Provider. URL Multiple Optional Yes https://vimeo.com/108790101 Provide a URL pointing at a high quality video or slideshow, in the form of the shortest possible alias Validate nominal URL, reject IP or other formats  

Classification Information

Code Attribute Name Definition Type Multiplicity Required Public Example Value Guidelines for the Providers Machine-based validation Human-based validation
EPP.CLI.1 Scientific Domain A named group of Providers that offer access to the same type of Resources.

List of controlled values:

EOSC Provider Profile#Provider Scientific Domain

Multiple Optional Yes Information Science and Technology      
EPP.CLI.2 Scientific Subdomain A named group of Providers that offer access to the same type of Resources, within the defined domain.

List of controlled values:

EOSC Provider Profile#Provider Scientific Domain

Multiple Optional Yes Complex Data Facilities      
EPP.CLI.3 Tags Keywords associated to the Provider to simplify search by relevant keywords. String (max 20) Multiple Optional Yes Open data, open science, publications, research papers Add keywords about the provider. For multi-word keywords, please use '-' to concatenate words Validate keywords, by inserting '-' to concatenate words not separated by commas and identify as separate keywords words that are separated by commas  

Location Information

     
Code Attribute Name Definition Type Multiplicity Required Public Example Value Guidelines for the Providers Machine-based validation Human-based validation
EPP.L0I.1 Street Name and Number Street and Number of incorporation or physical location of the Provider or its coordinating centre in the case of distributed, virtual, and mobile Providers. String (max 50) 1 Mandatory Yes Christou Lada Str.      
EPP.L0I.2 Postal Code Postal code of incorporation or physical location of the Provider or its coordinating centre in the case of distributed, virtual, and mobile Providers. String (max 20) 1 Mandatory Yes 10561      
EPP.L0I.3 City City of incorporation or physical location of the Provider or its coordinating centre in the case of distributed, virtual, and mobile Providers. String (max 20) 1 Mandatory Yes Athens      
EPP.L0I.4 Region Region of incorporation or physical location of the Provider or its coordinating centre in the case of distributed, virtual, and mobile Providers. String (max 50) 1 Optional Yes Attica      
EPP.L0I.5 Country Country of incorporation or physical location of the Provider or its coordinating centre in the case of distributed, virtual, and mobile Providers. List of controlled values:
EOSC Provider Country
  Mandatory Yes Greece      

Contact Information

     

Main Contact/Provider Manager

Code Attribute Name Definition Type Multiplicity Required Public Example Value Guidelines for the Providers Machine-based validation Human-based validation
EPP.COI.1 First Name First Name of the Provider's main contact person/Provider manager. String (max 50) 1 Mandatory No Minos      
EPP.COI.2 Last Name Last Name of the Provider's main contact person/Provider manager. String (max 50) 1 Mandatory No Hantzopoulos     Check for obvious typos in the name. Confirm with an internet search of the name and provider
EPP.COI.3 Email Email of the Provider's main contact person/Provider manager. Email 1 Mandatory No minos@uniath.gr   Validate e-mail address  
EPP.COI.4 Phone Phone of the Provider's main contact person/Provider manager. String (max 20) 1 Optional No 3021077755500   Validate for number (use separate input field for country prefixes)  
EPP.COI.5 Position Position of the Provider's main contact person/Provider manager. String (max 50) 1 Optional No Coordinator      

Public Contact

Code Attribute Name Definition Type Multiplicity Required Public Example Value Guidelines for the Providers Machine-based validation Human-based validation
EPP.COI.6 First Name First Name of the Provider's contact person to be displayed publicly at the Portal. String (max 20) 1 Optional Yes Natalia      
EPP.COI.7 Last Name Last Name of the Provider's contact person to be displayed publicly at the Portal. String (max 20) 1 Optional Yes Pappa     Check for obvious typos in the name. Confirm with a google search of the name and provider
EPP.COI.8 Email Email of the Provider's contact person to be displayed publicly at the Portal or general email to contact the Provider. Email 1 Mandatory Yes pappa@uniath.gr   Validate e-mail address  
EPP.COI.9 Phone Phone of the provider's contact person to be displayed publicly at the Portal or general phone to contact the Provider. String (max 20) 1 Optional Yes 293084436   Validate for number (use separate input field for country prefixes)  
EPP.COI.10 Position Position of the Provider's contact person to be displayed publicly at the Portal. String (max 50) 1 Optional Yes Manager      

Maturity Information

Code Attribute Name Definition Type Multiplicity Required Public Example Value Guidelines for the Providers Machine-based validation Human-based validation
EPP.MTI.1 Life Cycle Status Current status of the Provider life-cycle. List of controlled values:
Provider Life Cycle Status
1 Optional Yes Operational      
EPP.MTI.2 Certifications List of certifications obtained for the Provider (including the certification body, the certificate number or URL if available). String (max 250) Multiple Optional Yes ISO-27001     The certifications provided can be generic or community specific. We do not qualify the quality of a certification, the only qualification is that the certification  is described on a public webpage. Verify via easy internet searches if the provided names give a valid result describing the certification. If not, request clarification and an URL reference describing the certification. Check whether the certification body is real and appears to offer certification.

Other Information

Code Attribute Name Definition Type Multiplicity Required Public Example Value Guidelines for the Providers Machine-based validation Human-based validation
EPP.OTH.1 Hosting Legal Entity Name of the organisation/institution legally hosting (housing) the Provider or its coordinating centre. A distinction is made between: (1) research infrastructures that are self-standing and have a defined and distinct legal entity, (2) research infrastructures that are embedded into another institution which is a legal entity (such as a university, a research organisation, etc.). If (1) - name of the research infrastructure, If (2) - name of the hosting organisation. String (max 80) 1 Optional Yes OpenAIRE     Verify the existence, name of the provided entity via an internet search
EPP.OTH.2 Participating Countries Providers that are funded by several countries should list here all supporting countries (including the coordinating country first). List of controlled values:
Provider Country
Multiple Optional Yes Germany, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, Portugal, Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Uruguay      
EPP.OTH.3 Affiliations Providers that are members or affiliated or associated with other organisations should list those organisations here

String (max 30)

Multiple Optional Yes EGI, EUDAT, GEANT, OpenAIRE, etc      
EPP.OTH.4 Networks Providers that are members of networks should list those networks here. List of controlled values:
Provider Networks
Multiple Optional Yes Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe (OpenAIRE)      
EPP.OTH.5 Structure Type Structure Type of the Provider (single-sited, distributed, mobile, virtual, etc.).

List of controlled values:

Provider Structure Type

Multiple Optional Yes Virtual      
EPP.OTH.6 ESFRI Domain ESFRI domain classification. List of controlled values:
Provider ESFRI Domain
Multiple Optional Yes Data, Computing and Digital Research Infrastructures      
EPP.OTH.7 ESFRI Type If the research infrastructure is (part of) an ESFRI project indicate how the RI participates: a) is a node of an ESFRI project, b) is an ESFRI project, c) is an ESFRI landmark, d) is not an ESFRI project or landmark. List of controlled values:
Provider ESFRI Type
1 Optional Yes Not and ESFRI project or landmark      
EPP.OTH.8 MERIL Scientific Domain MERIL scientific domain classification. List of controlled values:    MERIL Scientific Domain Multiple Optional Yes Humanities & Arts      
EPP.OTH.9 MERIL Scientific Subdomain MERIL scientific subdomain classification. List of controlled values:    MERIL Scientific Domain Multiple Optional Yes Collections      
EPP.OTH.10 Areas of Activity Basic research, Applied research or Technological development List of controlled values:
Provider Areas of Activity
Multiple Optional Yes Other      
EPP.OTH.11 Societal Grand Challenges Provider’s participation in the Grand Societal Challenges defined by the European Commission. List of controlled values:
Provider Societal Grand Challenges
Multiple Optional Yes Other      
EPP.OTH.12 National Roadmaps Provider's participation in a national roadmap. String (max 80) Multiple Optional Yes No      

Code Lists, Taxonomies, Classifications

Provider Legal Status

No. Provider Legal Status Changes v1.13 to v3.00 Changes v1.30 to v3.00 Changes v2.00 to v3.00
1 Association

New

 

New  
2 Consortium  
3 Corporation  
4 European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC)  
5 European Economic Interest Grouping  
6 Foundation  
7 Grouping  
8 International or Intergovernmental Organisation or Framework  
9 Non-Governmental Organisation  
10 Non For Profit Company  
11 Partnership  
12 Private Company  
13 Public Company  
14 Public Legal Entity  
15 Public Legal Entity under Private Law  
16 Self Employed  
17 Society  
18 Trust  
19 Union  
20 Other  

Provider Scientific Domain / Subdomain

From the Revised Field of Science and Technology (FOS) Classification in the Frascati Manual by the Working Party of National Experts on Science and Technology Indicators (2007), OECD.

No. Scientific Domain No. Scientific Subdomain Changes v1.13 to v3.00 Changes v1.30 to v3.00 Changes v2.00 to v3.00

1

Natural Sciences

1 Mathematics

New

New

Change to FOS 2017

2 Computer and information sciences
3 Physical sciences
4 Chemical sciences
5 Earth and related environmental sciences
6 Biological sciences
7 Other natural sciences

2

Engineering & Technology

1 Civil engineering
2 Electrical, electronic and information engineering
3 Mechanical engineering
4 Chemical engineering
5 Materials engineering
6 Medical engineering
7 Environmental engineering
8 Environmental biotechnology
9 Industrial biotechnology
10 Nano-technology
11 Other engineering and technology sciences

3

Medical & Health Sciences

1 Basic medicine
2 Clinical medicine
3 Health sciences
4 Medical biotechnology
5 Other medical sciences

4

Agricultural Sciences

1 Agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
2 Animal and dairy sciences
3 Veterinary sciences
4 Agricultural biotechnology
5 Other agricultural sciences

5

Social Sciences

1 Psychology
2 Economics and business
3 Educational sciences
4 Sociology
5 Law
6 Political sciences
7 Social and economic geography
8 Media and communications
9 Other social sciences

6

Humanities

1 History and archaeology
2 Languages and literature
3 Philosophy, ethics and religion
4 Arts
5 Other humanities
7 Generic 1 Generic Change from Interdisciplinary to Generic
8 Other 1 Other  

Provider Country

From ISO 3166 standard – Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions, except for Greece and the United Kingdom (use EL and UK respectively instead of GR and GB) from Eurostat code lists.

No. Country Changes v1.13 to v3.00 Changes v1.30 to v3.00 Changes v2.00 to v3.00
1 Afghanistan (AF) New    
2 Åland Islands (AX)    
3 Albania (AL)    
4 Algeria (DZ    
5 American Samoa (AS)    
6 Andorra (AD)    
7 Angola (AO)    
8 Anguilla (AI)    
9 Antarctica (AQ)    
10 Antigua and Barbuda (AG)    
11 Argentina (AR)    
12 Armenia (AM)    
13 Aruba (AW)    
14 Australia (AU)    
15 Austria (AT)    
16 Azerbaijan (AZ)    
17 Bahamas (BS)    
18 Bahrain (BH)    
19 Bangladesh (BD)    
20 Barbados (BB)    
21 Belarus (BY)    
22 Belgium (BE)    
23 Belize (BZ)    
24 Benin (BJ)    
25 Bermuda (BM)    
26 Bhutan (BT)    
27 Bolivia (BO)    
28 Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (BQ)    
29 Bosnia and Herzegovina (BA)    
30 Botswana (BW)    
31 Bouvet Island BV)    
32 Brazil (BR)    
33 British Indian Ocean Territory (IO)    
34 Brunei Darussalam (BN)    
35 Bulgaria (BG)    
36 Burkina Faso (BF)    
37 Burundi (BI)    
38 Cabo Verde (CV)   Cape Verde replaced by Cabo Verde
39 Cambodia (KH)    
40 Cameroon (CM)    
41 Canada (CA)    
42 Cayman Islands (KY)    
43 Central African Republic (CF)    
44 Chad (TD)    
45 Chile (CL)    
46 China (CN)    
47 Christmas Island (CX)    
48 Cocos (Keeling) Islands (CC)    
49 Colombia (CO)    
50 Comoros (KM)    
51 Congo (Democratic Republic) (CD)    
52 Congo (CG)    
53 Cook Islands (CK)    
54 Costa Rica (CR)    
55 Côte d’Ivoire (CI)    
56 Croatia (HR)   Check code
57 Cuba (CU)    
58 Curaçao (CW)    
59 Cyprus (CY)    
60 Czechia (CZ)   Czech Republic replaced by Czechia
61 Denmark (DK)    
62 Djibouti (DJ)    
63 Dominica (DM)    
64 Dominican Republic (DO)    
65 Ecuador (EC)    
66 Egypt (EG)    
67 El Salvador (SV)    
68 Equatorial Guinea (GQ)    
69 Eritrea (ER)    
70 Estonia (EE)    
71 Eswatini (SZ)   Swaziland replaced by Eswatini
72 Ethiopia (ET)    
73 Falkland Islands (FK)    
74 Faroe Islands (FO)   Faeroe Islands replaced by Faroe Islands
75 Fiji (FJ)    
76 Finland (FI)    
77 France (FR)    
78 French Guiana (GF)    
79 French Polynesia (PF)    
80 French Southern Territories (TF)    
81 Gabon (GA)    
82 Gambia (GM)    
83 Georgia (GE)    
84 Germany (DE)    
85 Ghana (GH)    
86 Gibraltar (GI)    
87 Greece (EL)   EL instead of GR
88 Greenland (GL)    
89 Grenada (GD)    
90 Guadeloupe (GP)    
91 Guam (GU)    
92 Guatemala (GT)    
93 Guernsey (GC)    
94 Guinea (GN)    
95 Guinea-Bissau (GW)    
96 Guyana (GY)    
97 Haiti (HT)    
98 Heard Island and McDonald Islands (HM)    
99 Holy See (VA)    
100 Honduras (HN)    
101 Hong Kong HK)    
102 Hungary (HU)   Republic of Hungary replaced by Hungary
103 Iceland (IS)    
104 India (IN)    
105 Indonesia (ID)    
106 Iran (IR)    
107 Iraq (IQ)    
108 Ireland (IE)    
109 Isle of Man (IM)    
110 Israel (IL)    
111 Italy (IT)    
112 Jamaica (JM)    
113 Japan (JP)    
114 Jersey (JE)    
115 Jordan (JO)    
116 Kazakhstan (KZ)    
117 Kenya (KE)    
118 Kiribati (KI)    
119 Korea (Democratic People's Republic) (KP)    
120 Korea (Republic) (KR)    
121 Kuwait (KW)    
122 Kyrgyzstan (KG)    
123 Lao People's Democratic Republic (LA)    
124 Latvia (LV)    
125 Lebanon (LB)    
126 Lesotho (LS)    
127 Liberia (LR)    
128 Libya (LY)    
129 Liechtenstein (LI)    
130 Lithuania (LT)    
131 Luxembourg (LU)    
132 Macao (MO)    
133 Madagascar (MG)    
134 Malawi (MW)    
135 Malaysia (MY)    
136 Maldives (MV)    
137 Mali (ML)    
138 Malta (MT)    
139 Marshall Islands (MH)    
140 Martinique (MQ)    
141 Mauritania (MR)    
142 Mauritius (MU)    
143 Mayotte (YT)    
144 Mexico (MX)    
145 Micronesia (FM)    
146 Moldova (MD)    
147 Monaco (MC)    
148 Mongolia (MN)    
149 Montenegro (ME)    
150 Montserrat (MS)    
151 Morocco (MA)    
152 Mozambique (MZ)    
153 Myanmar (MM)    
154 Namibia (NA)    
155 Nauru (NR)    
156 Nepal (NP)    
157 Netherlands (NL)    
158 New Caledonia (NC)    
159 New Zealand (NZ)    
160 Nicaragua (NI)    
161 Niger (NE)    
162 Nigeria (NG)    
163 Niue (NU)    
164 Norfolk Island (NF)    
165 North Macedonia MK)   Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia replaced by North Macedonia 
166 Northern Mariana Islands (MP)   Northern Marianas replaced by Northern Mariana Islands
167 Norway (NO)    
168 Oman (OM)    
169 Pakistan (PK)    
170 Palau (PW)    
171 Palestine, State of (PS)    
172 Panama (PA)    
173 Papua New Guinea (PG)    
174 Paraguay (PY)    
175 Peru (PE)    
176 Philippines (PH)    
177 Pitcairn (PN)    
178 Poland (PL)    
179 Portugal (PT)    
180 Puerto Rico (PR)    
181 Qatar (QA)    
182 Réunion (RE)    
183 Romania (RO)    
184 Russian Federation (RU)    
185 Rwanda (RW)    
186 Saint Barthélemy (BL)    
187 Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (SH)   Saint Helena replaced by Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
188 Saint Kitts and Nevis (KN)    
189 Saint Lucia (LC)    
190 Saint Martin (MF)    
191 Saint Pierre and Miquelon (PM)    
192 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (VC)    
193 Samoa (WS)    
194 San Marino (SM)    
195 São Tomé and Príncipe (ST)    
196 Saudi Arabia (SA)    
197 Senegal (SN)    
198 Serbia (RS)    
199 Seychelles (SC)    
200 Sierra Leone (SL)    
201 Singapore (SG)    
202 Sint Maarten (SX)    
203 Slovakia (SK)    
204 Slovenia (SI)    
205 Solomon Islands (SB)    
206 Somalia (SO)    
207 South Africa (ZA)    
208 South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (GS)    
209 South Sudan (SS)    
210 Spain (ES)    
211 Sri Lanka (LK)    
212 Sudan (SD)    
213 Suriname (SR)    
214 Svalbard and Jan Mayen (SJ)    
215 Sweden (SE)    
216 Switzerland (CH)    
217 Syrian Arab Republic (SY)    
218 Taiwan (Province of China) (TW)    
219 Tajikistan (TJ)    
220 Tanzania (TZ)    
221 Thailand (TH)    
222 Timor-Leste (TL)   East Timor replaced by Timor-Leste
223 Togo (TG)    
224 Tokelau (TK)    
225 Tonga (YO)    
226 Trinidad and Tobago (TT)    
227 Tunisia (TN)    
228 Turkey (TR)    
229 Turkmenistan (TM)    
230 Turks and Caicos Islands (TC)    
231 Tuvalu (TV)    
232 Uganda (UG)    
233 Ukraine (UA)    
234 United Arab Emirates (AE)    
235 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK)   UK instead of GB
236 United States Minor Outlying Islands (UM)    
237 United States of America (US)    
238 Uruguay (UY)    
239 Uzbekistan (UZ)    
240 Vanuatu (VU)    
241 Venezuela (VE)    
242 Viet Nam (VN)    
243 Virgin Islands (British) (VG)    
244 Virgin Islands (U.S.) (VI)    
245 Wallis and Futuna (WF)    
246 Western Sahara (EH)    
247 Yemen (YE)    
248 Zambia (ZM)    
249 Zimbabwe (ZW)    
250 Other    

Provider Life Cycle Status

No. Provider Life Cycle Status Description Changes v1.13 to v3.00 Changes v1.30 to v3.00 Changes v2.00 to v3.00
1 Under Construction The Provider is under construction. New New Updated
2 Operational Τhe Provider is constructed and all operations are being offered. Updated
3 Being Upgraded The Provider is currently being upgraded. It is probable that many services are in containment or unavailable. Updated
4 Other    

Provider Network

This list is based on a MERIL result.

No. Provider Networks Changes v1.13 to v3.00 Changes v1.30 to v3.00 Changes v2.00 to v3.00
1 4M Association (4M) New New Updated
2 African Archeologists Association (AAA) Updated
3 Academic Careers Understood through MEasurement and Norms (ACUMEN)  
4 Accessibility Assessment Simulation Environment for New Applications Design and Development (ACCESSIBLE)  
5 European Research Infrastructure for the observation of Aerosol, Clouds and Trace Gases (ACTRIS) Updated
6 Advancing 3Rs and International Standards in Biological and Biomedical Research (EUPRIM-Net)  
7 AErosol Robotic NETwork (AERONET)  
8 African Studies in Europe (AEGIS)  
9 Alianza por la Investigación y la Innovación Energéticas (ALINNE)  
10 ALISTORE European Research Institute (ALISTORE ERI) Updated
11 Advanced MEMS For RF and Millimeter Wave Communications (AMICOM) Updated
12   Deleted
13 Analysis and Experimentation on Ecosystems (ANAEE) Updated
14   Deleted
15 Animal Health and Welfare ERA-Net (ANIHWA)  
16 Alliance for Permanent Access to the Records of Science Network (APARSEN) Updated
17 Asociación de Empresas de Energías Renovables (APPA Marina) Updated
18 AQUAculture infrastructures for EXCELlence in European fish research towards 2020 (AQUAEXCEL) Updated
19 Support the sustainable development of aquaculture in the Mediterranean region (AQUAMED) Updated
20 CEH Aquatic Mesocosm Facility (CAMF) Updated
21 International network for capacity building for the control of emerging viral vector borne zoonotic diseases (ARBO-ZOONET) Updated
22 Asia-Europe Sustainable Connectivity Scientific Conference (ASEM) Updated
23   Deleted
24 Association of European Marine Biological Laboratories Expanded (ASSEMBLE) Updated
25 Advanced Methods and Tools for Handling and Assembly in Microtechnology (ASSEMIC) Updated
26 Association of International Research and Development Centers for Agriculture (AIRCA) Updated
27 Assessment, STrategy And Risk Reduction for Tsunamis in Europe (ASTARTE) Updated
28 Astrodynamics Network (ASTRONET) Updated
29 Astroparticle Physics European Coordination (ApPEC)  
30 Atlantic Network of Geodynamical and Space Stations (REAGE)  
31 Austrian Centre for Scientific Comuting (ACSC)  
32 Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN)  
33 Berlin-Brandenburg Institute of Advanced Biodiversity Research (BBIB) Updated
34 Biobanking and BioMolecular resources Research Infrastructure – European Research Infrastructure Consortium (BBMRI-ERIC) Updated
35   Deleted
36   Deleted
37 Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC)  
38 Biocenter Finland (BF) Updated
39 Biodiversity Research Network (ALTER-Net)  
40 Biological Alert Laboratories Network, Spain (RELAB)  
41 Biomass Research Infrastructure for Sharing Knowledge (BRISK)  
42   Deleted
43 Biological Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (Bio-NMR) Updated
44 Biobank Standardisation and Harmonisation for Research Excellence in the European Union (BioSHaRE-EU) Updated
45 Transnational access and enhancement of integrated Biological Structure determination at synchrotron X-ray radiation facilities (BioStruct-X) Updated
46 European Botanic Gardens Consortium International (BGCI) Updated
47   Deleted
48 Budapest Neutron Centre (BNC) Updated
49 Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) Updated
50 Connecting Archaeology and Architecture in Europe (CARARE) Updated
51 Coordinating Systems Medicine across Europe (CASyM) Updated
52 Census Data Open Linked (CEDAR)  
53   Deleted
54 Center for Organelle Research (CORE)  
55 Central European Research Infrastructure Consortium (C-ERIC) Updated
56   Deleted
57 European Research Infrastructure for Language Resources and Technology (CLARIN) Updated
58 Development of european pilot network of stations for observing cloud profiles (CLOUD-NET) Updated
59 Cross National Equivalent File (CNEF) Updated
60 Cohort and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources (CLOSER) Updated
61 Collaboration to Clarify the Costs of Curation (4C)  
62 Collections Policy Board (CPB)  
63 Comité Polar Español (CPE)  
64 Cancer Organoids Multiplexed Screening in Microfluidic Textile chips (COMMIT) Updated
65 Committee Research with Neutrons (KFN)  
66 Common Access to Biotechnological Resources and Information (CABRI)  
67   Deleted
68   Deleted
69 Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA)  
70 Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities (CETAF)  
71 Cooperative Research Ships (CRS)  
72 Coordinated Access to Lightsources to Promote Standards and Optimization (CALIPSO)  
73 Coordinated Research Infrastructures Building Enduring Life-Science Services (CORBEL)  
74   Deleted
75 Communication and Policy development for Research Infrastructures in Europe (CoPoRI) Updated
76 The inter-university core facility network (IcoFNET) Updated
77 Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA)  
78 Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP)  
79 Citizenship, Recovery and Inclusive Society Partnership (CRISP) Updated
80 Cultural Heritage Advanced Research Infrastructures (CHARISMA)  
81 European Data Centre Association (EUDCA) Updated
82   Deleted
83 German Scientific Library Services and Information Systems (DFG LIS) Updated
84 Digital Research Infrastructure for Arts and Humanities (DARIAH)  
85   Deleted
86   Deleted
87 Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences (DTL) Updated
88 Enhancing Access and Services To East European users towards an efficient and coordinated panEuropean pool of NMR capacities to enable global collaborative research & boost technological advancements (EAST-NMR) Updated
89 European Advanced Translational Research Infrastructure in Medicine (EATRIS) Updated
90 Creating conditions for persistence of biodiversity in the face of climate change (EcoChange) Updated
91 European Clinical Research Infrastructures Network - Integrating Activity (ECRIN-IA) Updated
92 Biology and control of vector-borne infections in Europe (EDENEXT) Updated
93 European Facility for Advanced Seismic Testing (E-FAST) Updated
94 European Fusion Development Agreement (EFDA) Updated
95 European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) Updated
96 European Science Teachers Initiative (ESTI - EIROforum) Updated
97   Deleted
98 European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC) Updated
99 European Magnetic Field Laboratory (EMFL) Updated
100 European Network for Diagnostics of Imported Viral Diseases (ENIVD) Updated
101 Entreprise Europe Network (EEN) Updated
102 Environmental Research Infrastructures (ENVRI) Updated
103 EPIZONE European Research Group (ERG)  
104   Deleted
105 European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration (EpoSS) Updated
106 Association of European Research Establishments in Aeronautics (EREA) Updated
107 European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science Preparatory Phase (E-RIHS) Updated
108 European Research Infrastructure on Highly Pathogenic Agents (ERINHA) Updated
109 European Reference Network for Critical Infrastructure Protection (ERNCIP) Updated
110 European Sequencing and Genotyping Infrastructure (ESGI) Updated
111 European Society for the study of Human Evolution (ESHE) Updated
112 Advanced Energy STorage and Regeneration System for Enhanced Energy Management (ESTEEM) Updated
113 European Strategic Wind Tunnels Improved Research Potential (ESWIRP) Updated
114 Enabling the European Nanomedicine Area (NANOMED) Updated
115   Deleted
116 Supporting environmental, nature conservation and climate action projects throughout the EU (EU-Life) Updated
117 e-Infrastructure in the Mediterranean region dedicated for research and educational use (EUMEDCONNECT) Updated
118 European Infrastructure of Open Screening Platforms for Chemical Biology (EU-OPENSCREEN) Updated
119 European Network of Freshwater Research Organisations (EurAqua) Updated
120 European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) Updated
121 European rail research network of excellence (EUR²EX) Updated
122 Research infrastructure for imaging technologies in biological and biomedical sciences (Euro-BioImaging) Updated
123 Integration of European Simulation Chambers for Investigating Atmospheric Processes (EUROCHAMP) Updated
124 Activities of the Roadmap to Fusion during Horizon 2020 through a Joint programme of the members of the EUROfusion consortium (EUROfusion) Updated
125 European Aerosol Research Lidar Network (EARLINET)  
126 European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform (EATIP)  
127 European Association for Solar Telescopes (EAST)  
128 European Cancer Organisation (ECCO)  
129 European Commission for the control of Foot and Mouth Disease (EuFMD)  
130 European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD)  
131 European Coordination for Accelerator Research & Development (EUCARD) Updated
132 European Culture Collections' Organisation (ECCO)  
133 European Data Infrastructure (EUDAT)  
134 European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) Updated
135 European Facility for Airborne Research (EUFAR)  
136 European Federation for Primatology (EFP)  
137 European Grid Infrastructure (EGI)  
138 European Infrastructure of Open Screening Platforms for Chemical Biology (EU-OPENSCREEN) Updated
139 European Institute for Biomedical Imaging Research (EIBIR)  
140 European Labour History Network (ELHN)  
141 European Librarians in African Studies (ELIAS)  
142 European Life Sciences Infrastructure For Biological Information (ELIXIR) Updated
143 European Light Microscopy Initiative (ELMI)  
144 European Molecular Biology Network (EMBnet)  
145 European Monitoring Agency for Drugs and Drug Addition (EMCDDA)  
146 European Mouse Mutant Archive (EMMA)  
147 European Multidisciplinary Seafloor Observation (EMSO)  
148 European Network for Animal Disease and Infectiology Research Facilities (NADIR)  
149 European Network of Marine Research Institutes and Stations (MARS)  
150 European Network of Vaccine Research and Development (TRANSVAC2) Updated
151 European Nuclear Science and Applications Research (ENSAR)  
152 European Plant Phenotyping Network (EPPN)  
153 European Plate Observing System (EPOS)  
154 European Polar Board (EPB)  
155 European Research Vessels Operators (ERVO)  
156 European Social Survey Sustainability (ESS-SUSTAIN) Updated
157 European Technology Platform for High Performance Computing (ETP4HPC)  
158 European VLBI Network (EVN)  
159 European Windtunnel Association (EWA) Updated
160 European, Middle Eastern and African Society for Biopreservation and Biobanking (ESBB)  
161 Platform for Digital Cultural Heritage (Europeana) Updated
162 EUROPLANET 2020 Research Infrastructure (EPN2020-RI) Updated
163 EUROPEAN SOLAR RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE FOR CONCENTRATED SOLAR POWER (EU-SOLARIS) Updated
164 European Vasculitis Study Group (EUVAS) Updated
165 Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Updated
166   Deleted
167 European VLBI Network (EVN) Updated
168 Experimentation in Ecosystem Research (ExpeER)  
169 Federation of European Neurosciences (FENS)  
170 European research infrastructure for imaging technologies in biological and biomedical sciences (BioImaging Network) Updated
171 Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)  
172 The European Fusion Education Network (FUSENET) Updated
173 GAW Aerosol Lidar Observations Network (GALION) Updated
174 Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) Updated
175 Global Atmosphere Watch Programme (GAW) Updated
176 GBIF Nodes Network Updated
177 Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Updated
178 Network of French researchers involved in chemical biology approaches (GDR ChemBioScreen) Updated
179 Pan-European Research and Education Network (GÉANT) Updated
180 National Genome Research Network (NGFN) Updated
181   Deleted
182 German Consortium for Translational Cancer Research (DKTK)  
183 German Data Forum (RatSWD) Updated
184 Global Alliance for Zika Virus Control and Prevention (ZIKAlliance) Updated
185 Global Atmosphere Watch Programme-cooperation Germany, Austria, Switzerland (GAW-DACH)  
186 Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)  
187 Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS)  
188 Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN)  
189 Global Lake Ecology Observatory Network (GLEON)  
190 The Global mm-VLBI Array (GMVA) Updated
191 Global Network for Taxonomy (BioNET)  
192 Global Mercury Observation System (GMOS) Updated
193 European GNSS Service Centre (GSC)  Updated
194 Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) Updated
195 Leibniz Library Network for Research Information consortium (Goportis) Updated
196 GCOS Reference Upper-Air Network (GRUAN) Updated
197 Grupo Interinstitucional y Comunitario de Pesca Artesanal del Pacífico Chocoano (GIPCA) Updated
198 Gentle User Interfaces for Disabled and Elderly Citizens (GUIDE) Updated
199 Integrating European Infrastructure to support science and development of Hydrogen- and Fuel Cell Technologies towards European Strategy for Sustainable, Competitive and Secure Energy (H2FC) Updated
200   Deleted
201 Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI)  
202   Deleted
203 Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory (Hochfeld-Magnetlabor Dresden, HLD) Updated
204 Human Brain Project (HBP) Updated
205 Human Proteome Project (HUPO)  
206 HUMAN centred design for Information Society Technologies (Humanist) Updated
207   Deleted
208 Highly-complex and networked control systems (HYCON2) Updated
209 Complex Interaction of Water with Environmental Elements, Sediment, Structures and Ice (Hydralab) Updated
210 Ibero-american network for the study of carotenoids as food ingredients (IBERCAROT)  
211 Inclusive Blockchain Insurance using Space Assets (IBISA) Updated
212 Ice Age Europe (ICEAGE) Updated
213 International Council of Museums (ICOM) Updated
214   Deleted
215 International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI) Updated
216   Deleted
217 International Forum for Aviation Research Support Action (IFARS) Updated
218   Deleted
219 International Long Term Ecological Research (ILTER) Updated
220 Infrastructure for NMR, EM and X-rays for translational research (iNEXT) Updated
221 Infrafrontier The European infrastructure for phenotyping and archiving of model mammalian genomes (INFRAFRONTIER) Updated
222 INfraStructure in Proton International Research (INSPIRE) Updated
223 Integrated non-CO2 Greenhouse Gas Observing Systems (InGOS) Updated
224   Deleted
225 Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS)  
226 Integrated Infrastructure Initiative for Neutron Scattering and Muon Spectroscopy (NMI3)  
227 Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission/International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IOC/IODE)  
228 Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)  
229 Internal Magnets for DNP (DNPMAG)  
230 International Association of Labour History Institutions (IALHI)  
231   Deleted
232 International Barcode of Life (IBOL)  
233 International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC)  
234 International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)  
235 International Council of Museums (ICOM)  
236 International Council on Archives (ICA)  
237 International Energy Agency (IEA) Updated
238 International Federation of Data Organizations (IFDO) Updated
239 International Gravity Reference System (IGRS)  
240 International Mouse Knock-out Consortium (IKMC)  
241   Deleted
242 International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC)  
243 International Mouse Strain Resources (IMSR)  
244 International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic (INTERACT)  
245 International Network of Ground-Based Microwave Radiometers (MWRnet)  
246 International Ocean Drilling Program (IODP)  
247 International Panel Survey Methods Workshops (IPSMW) Updated
248 International Primatological Society (IPS) Updated
249 International programme of biodiversity science (DIVERSITAS)  
250 International Research Institute of Stavanger (IRIS)  
251 International Research Ship Operators (IRSO)  
252 International Society for Atmospheric Research using Remotely Piloted Aircraft (ISARRA) Updated
253 International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER)  
254 International Tokamak Physics Activity (ITPA)  
255 International Towing Tank Conference (ITTC)  
256 International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA) Updated
257 International VLBI Service for Geodesy & Astrometry (IVS)  
258 Infrastructure for Systems Biology – Europe (ISBE) Updated
259 International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) Updated
260 International Society of Nephrology (ISN) Updated
261 Innovation Technologies and Applications for Coastal Archaeological sites (ITACA) Updated
262 International Union for Conservation of Nature / Species Survival Commission (IUCN/SSC) Updated
263 International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA) Updated
264 Kernel-Based ARchitecture for safetY-critical cONtrol (KARYON) Updated
265 Innovative Radiopharmaceuticals in Oncology and Neurology (Labex IRON) Updated
266   Deleted
267 Large Binocular Telescope (LBT)  
268 Critical success factors for fish larval production in European Aquaculture: a multidisciplinary network (LarvaNET) Updated
269 Integrated Initiative of European Laser Research Infrastructures (LASERLAB-EUROPE) Updated
270 Lasers for Applications at Accelerator facilities for ion beam generation, acceleration and diagnostics (LA³NET) Updated
271   Deleted
272 League of European Accelerator-based Photon Sources (LEAPS) Updated
273 European Distributed Information Technology for Health Care (EDITH) Updated
274 e-Infrastructure for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research (LifeWatch)

Updated

275 Laboratoire National de Champs Magnétiques Intenses (LNCMI) Updated
276 Low Voltage Agreement Group (LOVAG)  
277 European Long-Term Ecosystem and socio-ecological Research Infrastructure (eLTER) Updated
278   Deleted
279 MAnagement of Security information and events in Service InFrastructures (MASSIF)  
280 Marine Renewables Infrastructure Network for Emerging Energy Technologies (MARINET) Updated
281 Mediterranean Operational Network for the Global Ocean Observing System (MONGOOS) Updated
282 Network of leading MESOcosm facilities to advance the studies of future AQUAtic ecosystems from the Arctic to the Mediterranean (MESOAQUA) Updated
283 Open virtual network for aquatic mesocosm facilities worldwide (MESOCOSM) Updated
284 Meson Physics in Low-Energy QCD (MesonNet)  
285 Organization devoted to the development of metabolism-based research (Metabolomics Society) Updated
286 Open and secure network of repositories for sharing and exchanging language data, tools and related web services (META-SHARE) Updated
287 Open Technology for Digitalisation (Meters & More) Updated
288 Microbial Resources Research Infrastructure (MIRRI)  
289

Millennium Seed Bank (MSB) Partnership

Updated
290 MIcro-and NAnotechnology Manufacturing (MINAM) Updated
291 Musical Instrument Museums Online (MIMO)  
292 Prototype Operational Continuity for the GMES Ocean Monitoring and Forecasting Service (MyOcean2) Updated
293 A network for bringing NANOtechnologies TO LIFE (NANO2LIFE) Updated
294 Nanostructured and Functional Polymer-based Materials and Nanocomposites (NANOFUN-POLY) Updated
295 A cross-ETP Coordination Initiative on nanotechnology (NANOfutures) Updated
296   Deleted
297   Deleted
298 National Genome Research Network (NGFN)  
299 National Network for Electron Microscopy (RNME)  
300 Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change (NDACC) Updated
301 A Network of Excellence for Advanced Road cooperative traffic management in the Information Society (NEARCTIS) Updated
302 Network for Digital Methods in the Arts and Humanities (NeDiMAH)  
303   Deleted
304 Network of Aquaculture Centres in Central-Eastern Europe (NACEE)  
305 Network of European CEntrifige for Research (NECER)  
306   Deleted
307   Deleted
308 Networking Lake Observatories in Europe (NETLAKE)  
309 Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) Updated
310 Neutron scattering and Muon Spectroscopy Integrating Infrastructure Initiative (NMI3) Updated
311 New operational steps towards an alliance of European research fleets (EUROFLEETS2)  
312 Towards Game-changer Service Operation Vessels for Offshore Windfarms (NEXUS) Updated
313   Deleted
314 Nordic Microscopy Society (SCANDEM)  
315 Nordic Nanolab Network (NNN) Updated
316 Nuclear Physics Network (NuPNET)  
317 Ocean Facilities Exchange Group (OFEG)  
318   Deleted
319 Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe (OpenAIRE)  
320 Open Planets Foundation (OPF) Updated
321 Optical Infrared Coordination Network for Astronomy (OPTICON) Updated
322 Organisation of European Cancer Institutes (OECI)  
323 Parelsnoer Institute (PSI) Updated
324 Partnership for European Environmental Research (PEER)  
325 Design for Micro & Nano Manufacture (PATENT-DfMM) Updated
326 PATrimoines matériels : Réseau d'Instrumentation Multisites Equipex (PATRIMEX)  
327 Photonics community of industry and research organisations (PHOTONICS21) Updated
328 Polar barcode of life (IBOL) Updated
329 Partnership for Advanced Computing (PRACE) Updated
330 PoweRline Intelligent Metering Evolution Alliance (PRIME) Updated
331 Proteomics Research Infrastructure Maximising knowledge EXchange and access (PRIME-XS) Updated
332 Protein Production and Purification Platforms in Europe (P4EU)  
333 Proteomics and Metabolomics Core Facility (PROMEC)  
334 Carlos III Networked Proteomics Platform (ProteoRed-ISCIII) Updated
335 Public Population Project in Genomics and Society (P³G)  
336 An international network of 50 CubeSats for multi-point, in-situ measurements in the lower thermosphere and re-entry research (QB50) Updated
337   Deleted
338 Belgian Network for Radiation Applications in Healthcare (Rad4med) Updated
339 Advanced Radio Astronomy in Europe (RadioNet)  
340 Rede de Remediação e Reabilitação de Ambientes Degradados (READE) Updated
341 International Excellence Research Network (REBT) Updated
342   Deleted
343 Research Data Alliance (RDA)  Updated
344 Research infrastructures for the control of insect vector-borne diseases (Infravec2) Updated
345 Resource Network Supporting Academic Chemical Biology Research (ChemBioNet) Updated
346 Flagship Project is one of the National Research Programmes funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research (RITMARE)  
347   Deleted
348 European Association for Transactional analysis (EATA) Updated
349 SatNav Network  
350 Scalable, Secure Storage of Biobank Data (BiobankCloud)  
351 Scandinavian Dialect Syntax Network (ScanDiaSyn) Updated
352 Scientific Collections International (SciColl) Updated
353 Science and Applications of ultrafast and ultraintense lasers (SAUUL)  
354 World class Science and Innovation with Neutrons in Europe (SINE) Updated
355 ScienceLink Network  
356 Standard Conference on Library Materials on Africa (SCOLMA) Updated
357 Pan-European infrastructure for ocean & marine data management (SeaDataNet) Updated
358 Security for Future Networks (SecFuNet) Updated
359 Security for smart Electricity GRIDs (SEGRID) Updated
360 Seismic Engineering Research Infrastructures for European Synergies (SERIES)  
361 Seismology and Earthquake Engineering Research Infrastructure Alliance for Europe (SERA) Updated
362   Deleted
363   Deleted
364   Deleted
365 Square Kilometer Array (SKA) Updated
366 Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Updated
367 Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC)  
368 Society for Tropical Ecology (GTO) Updated
369 Society of Primatology (ASP) Updated
370   Deleted
371 High-Resolution Solar Physics Network (SOLARNET) Updated
372 Social Platrform for Holistic Heritage Imapct Assessment (SOPHIA) Updated
373 Scalable privacy preserving intelligence analysis for resolving identities (SPIRIT) Updated
374 State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) Updated
375 Standing Committee Research Data Infrastructure (FDI)  
376 Stations at High Altitude for Research on the Environment (SHARE)  
377   Deleted
378 Strange Particles in Hadronic Environment Research in Europe (SPHERE)  
379 Cooperation between Superconductivity and Magnetism in Mesoscopic systems (SuperMAG) Updated
380   Deleted
381 Swiss Institute for Art Research (SIK-ISEA)  
382 Information Network of European Natural History Collections (SYNTHESYS) Updated
383 Trustworthy Clouds Privacy and Resilience for Internet-scale Critical Infrastructure (TClouds) Updated
384 Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) Updated
385 Teide and Roque de los Muchachos Observatories (ORM) Updated
386 Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (TNG)  
387   Deleted
388   Deleted
389   Deleted
390 Towards a joint European research infrastructure network for coastal observatories (JERICO) Updated
391 Towards an Alliance of European Research Fleets (EUROFLEETS)  
392 Transnational Access to MAMI (MAMI)  
393 Integrative European Research Infrastructure project to integrate, develop and improve major forest genetics and forestry research (TREES4FUTURE) Updated
394 UK Environmental Change Network (ECN)  
395 Veterinary Biocontained facility Network for excellence in animal infectious disease research and experimentation (VetBioNet) Updated
396   Deleted
397 Virtual Atomic and Molecular Data Center (VAMDC)  
398 VISION Advanced Infrastructure for Research (VISIONAIR) Updated
399 VLBI2010 Global Observing System (VGOS)  
400 Virtual Physiological Human Network of Excellence (VPH) Updated
401 Worldwide e-Infrastructure for NMR and structural biology (WeNMR) Updated
402 Ultrafast Nanooptics Research Group - Wigner Research Centre for Physics (UNRG) Updated
403   Deleted
404 World Data Centre for Microorganisms (WDCM) Updated
405 World Data System (WDS)  
406 World Federation for Culture Collections (WFCC)  
407 World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)  
408 WorldWide LHC Computing Grid (wLCG)  
409 Word Wide NMR (WW-NMR) Updated
410 Zoonoses Anticipation and Preparedness Initiative (ZAPI) Updated
411 Other  

Provider Structure Type

No. Provider Type Description Changes v1.13 to v3.00 Changes v1.30 to v3.00 Changes v2.00 to v3.00
1 Single-sited The Provider has one main physical location for users. New New  
2 Distributed The Provider has multiple physical locations but a unified management structure and a single coordination centre.  
3 Mobile The Provider is changing its physical location on a regular basis (e.g., satellites, research vessels).  
4 Virtual The Provider is exclusively an electronic resource/service.  
5 Other    

Provider ESFRI Domain

No. ESFRI Domain Description Changes v1.13 to v3.00 Changes v1.30 to v3.00 Changes v2.00 to v3.00
1 Energy The energy sector is key to social and economic development. Especially in some non-OECD countries the energy sector sees very high growth rates due to rising GDP. However, it contributes significantly to global CO2 emissions. For the EU, the reduction of CO2 emissions in a sustainable framework is a major driver of its energy policy. This provides opportunities for new technologies both for application within and outside of the EU. New New  
2 Environment Environmental sciences are traditionally divided into four research and study domains: ATMOSPHERE, HYDROSPHERE, BIOSPHERE and GEOSPHERE. These different spheres are closely interlinked, and therefore environmental sciences can also be presented according to Grand Challenges, such as loss of biodiversity, pollution, depletion of natural resources, risks, hazards and climate change.  
3 Health & Food There is a broad consensus that future competitiveness in a globalised knowledge economy depends on research capability. Research Infrastructures (RIs) in the Biological, Agri-Food and Medical Sciences – i.e. Health & Food – continue to establish themselves as research, innovation and skills hubs and as a motor for economic impact. This is reflected in increasing levels of industrial access to RIs, and in their European and global positioning.  
4 Physical Sciences & Engineering Research Infrastructures are integral part of the dayto-day activity of Physical Sciences & Engineering. Historically and today the PSE RIs are integrated in the way research is done in these disciplines, and major advances in knowledge are achieved by the research performed at RIs. However, the RIs are much more than research tools; they are truly Hubs of Knowledge & Innovation with a complete multidisciplinary approach and a systematic impact on many areas beyond Physical Sciences and Engineering.  
5 Social & Cultural Innovation Research Infrastructures that support research across and within the Social & Cultural Innovation domain are among the first known infrastructures: libraries, museums and archives are the most obvious examples of this legacy. In today’s digital age, Research Infrastructures in the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) enhance research into the historical, social, economic, political and cultural contexts of the European Union, providing data and knowledge to support its strategies.  
6 Data, Computing and Digital Research Infrastructures In research, as in all fields of society, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has become a key enabling factor for progress. ICT is also changing the modus operandi of research by providing new possibilities for geographically distributed collaboration and sharing. Data-driven science, as well as more and more open access to data and scientific results, is transforming not only how research is conducted, but its overall reach.  
7 Other    

Provider ESFRI Type

No. Provider ESFRI type Changes v1.13 to v3.00 Changes v1.30 to v3.00 Changes v2.00 to v3.00
1 RI is a node of an ESFRI project New New  
2 RI is an ESFRI project  
3 RI is an ESFRI landmark  
4 Not an ESFRI project or landmark  
5 Other  

Provider MERIL Scientific Domain / Subdomain

This list is based on a MERIL result.

No. Scientific Domain   No. Scientific Subdomain Description Changes v1.13 to v3.00 Changes v1.30 to v3.00 Changes v2.00 to v3.00

1

Biological & Medical Sciences

  1 Agronomy, Forestry, Plant Breeding Centres Facilities that enable open field and forest experiments to test the impact of management practices and of environmental conditions on soil, crop, and primary production. These include plants and trees ex-situ collections, experimental facilities for controlled crosses and propagation, and population genetics field testing. The facilities are relevant for Biological- and Environmental Sciences. New New  
  2 Animal Facilities Facilities that provide husbandry of animals and services to the biomedical research community, usually equipped with highly automated systems that provide the best possible conditions for animal reproduction and maintenance. The main activity is the reproduction and maintenance of animal stocks either of inbred strains or genetically engineered animals, such as transgenic and knockout mouse lines, or even chemically-induced mutants.  
  3 Collections of Biological Resources (e.g. Microorganisms, Biobanks and Seed Banks) Facilities for storage of collections of microorganisms, biological material and the associated data and information facilities for a population or a large subset of a population, maintained under controlled conditions (temperature, humidity, atmosphere, etc.). The biological resources, including microorganisms, human/animal cells, tissue, blood and DNA, seeds of crops, trees and wild plant species, are conserved for their genetic endowment. Databases established on these provide holistic information on each accession with scientific descriptors, ethno-botanical/ zoological/microbiological/medical knowledge, including for the purpose of establishing intellectual property rights and ownership over the biomaterial stored  
 

4

Bio-Informatics Facilities

Bioinformatics facilities generate knowledge through computer analysis of biological data. These can consist of the information stored in the genetic code, but also experimental results from various sources, patient statistics, and scientific literature. Research in bioinformatics includes method development for storage, retrieval, and analysis of the data. Bioinformatics is a rapidly developing branch of biology and is highly interdisciplinary, using techniques and concepts from informatics, statistics, mathematics, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, and linguistics. It has many practical applications in different areas of biology and medicine.

 
   
  5 Biological/Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology/Nanotechnology Research Facilities Facilities that are dedicated to application of concepts and methods of bioscience and/or nanoscience, and/or use of living systems and organisms to develop solutions to problems in life- and preclinical sciences using engineering methodologies.  
  6 Biomedical Imaging Facilities Facilities which are equipped for visualisation, characterisation, and measurement of biological processes at the cellular and tissue levels in humans and other living systems.  
  7 Cell Culture Facilities Facilities that are equipped to provide robust support for isolation and culture of a variety of cell lines (like mammalian and insect cell lines, mouse and human embryonic stem cells), including serum preparation, feeders, growth factors and mycoplasma testing, this may be on serum-based or serum-free media.  
  8 Clinical Research Centres Facilities that support patient-oriented research, involving a particular person or group of people or using materials from humans. This research can include: studies of mechanisms of human disease; studies of therapies or interventions for disease; clinical trials; studies to develop new technology related to disease.  
  10 Environmental Health Research Facilities Environmental health research addresses all potential hazards caused to a human being or an animal by external physical, chemical, and biological factors, and all the related factors impacting behaviours. It encompasses the assessment and control of those environmental factors that can potentially affect health. It is targeted towards preventing disease and creating health-supportive environments. This definition excludes behaviour not related to environment, as well as behaviour related to the social and cultural environment, and genetics. This category includes toxicology and infectious diseases facilities as well as epidemiological study centres.  
  11 Genomic, Transcriptomic, Proteomics and Metabolomics Facilities Multiple sites ranging from single laboratory DNA sequencing and RNA transcript analysis facilities run by biologists for their own department's research to high-throughput facilities aimed at providing a sophisticated service for a broad community of biologists run by informaticians, biologists and engineers.
Proteomics: physical chemistry developments for clinical and biological applications getting access to proteins network linked to the physiological and pathological stated of the cells. This includes nutrigenomics research.
 
  12 Structural Biology Facilities Facilities which are equipped for visualisation, characterisation, and measurement of biological processes at the molecular level in humans and other living systems. Main technologies include protein crystallisation, X-ray diffraction, mass spectrometry, DSC.  
  13 Systems Biology/Computational Biology Facilities Laboratories that combine all relevant scientific disciplines and the know-how to integrate experimental data with computational and theoretical approaches with the aim of targeting, understanding and engineering pathways, cells, organs and complete organisms.  
  14 Telemedicine Laboratories and E-Health Technologies E-Health is an emerging concept relating to the use of networked digital ICTs (primarily the Internet) to facilitate the organisation & delivery of health care and services. It encompasses applications for providers and organisations (e.g. for storing, exchanging and using clinical or administrative data, or aiding evidence-based practice) and for citizens and patients (e.g. web- based health information, education, virtual consulting), as well as research applications of e- Health technologies.  
  15 Translational Research Centres Translational Research Centres support the integration of evidence based medicine, social sciences and political sciences with the aim of optimising patient care and preventive measures which may extend beyond healthcare services. This is the process of turning appropriate biological discoveries into drugs and medical devices that can be used in the treatment of patients.  
  16 Other    

2

Chemistry and Material Sciences

  1 Analytical Facilities All facilities where analytical tools are used that are based on one of the following probes or methods: electrons, photons, neutrons, radio frequency, NMR, or analytical chemistry. It does include Surface Science Laboratories dedicated to analysis and characterization of surface and interface phenomena. Different users would come from the scientific domains Chemistry, Earth science, Bio-Medical (including forensic) science and different sensitivities (Analytical Chemistry, electron microscopy laboratories); NMR facilities; surface science laboratories; x- ray diffraction; Electron Microscopy Laboratories, aspects in life sciences, earth, forensics; Surface Science Laboratories.  
  2 Chemical Libraries and Screening Facilities Digital libraries related to chemistry as well as screening facilities.  
  3 Intense Light Sources All facilities that provide access to intense light radiation sources as used for lasers, synchrotrons, Free Electron Lasers. The facilities are relevant to the scientific domains of Physics, Chemistry, Bio-Medical Sciences, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Humanities & Arts, Information Science & Technology; Laser Sources for materials synthesis laboratories; Laser Sources for spectroscopy laboratories; Synchrotron Light Sources and X-Ray Diffraction Facilities.  
  4 Intense Neutron Sources Accelerator-based neutron source facility that provides the intense pulsed neutron beam.  
  5 Materials Synthesis or Testing Facilities All single or multi sited facilities run by engineers and materials scientists to process or test materials with regard to predefined specifications. It includes testing and processing equipment, structural and properties characterization instruments. The facilities are relevant to the scientific domains of Engineering, Materials Sciences, Physics, and Chemistry.  
  6 Pilot Plants for Process Testing Plants where processes in biological or chemical systems, including bioenergy/biorefinery research and food processing research, are tested on a pilot level scale. Biology, Chemistry.  
  7 Reference Material Repositories Facilities providing materials with at least one standardised and fully described property that can be used in measurements e.g. as a standard for calibration of instruments or as reference for measuring other materials.  
  8 Other    

3

Earth and Environmental Sciences

  1 Acoustic Monitoring Stations Non audible very low frequency waves infrasound stations, (volcano meteors monitoring, avalanches, landslides) ; audible frequency stations and hydro acoustic stations (marine mammals, multi-beam, acoustic tomography, echosounders, sodar); high frequency stations ( T-phase stations).  
  2 Atmospheric Measurement Facilities Meteorological stations (all physical parameters that can be observed) ; Global Atmospheric Watch (GAW); Airglow; Ionospheric stations (all sky cameras, ionospheric radar); brewers; lidars; chemical compositions, pollution and radionuclides facilities; This includes atmospheric test chambers, used to conduct controlled experiments for climate change research and atmosphere related problems.  
  3 Earth Observation Satellites Including Optical-IR Earth Observation satellites and Radar Earth Observation satellites.  
  4 Earth, Ocean, Marine, Freshwater, and Atmosphere Data Centres Platforms for the exchange of earth, oceanographic, marine, freshwater and atmospheric data and information, and for advisory services in the field of earth, ocean, marine, freshwater and atmospheric data management. National Data Centres, Designated National Agencies for international data exchange and Satellite Data Centres represent the backbone of the data and information infrastructure. National networks are usually put in place to interconnect the data centres of major national institutes. The overall objective is to significantly improve the overview and access to data and data analysis from government and research institutes.  
  5 Earthquake Simulation Laboratories Facilities that are equipped to do computer-assisted earthquake simulation.  
  6 Environmental Management Infrastructures Pilot facilities and experimental infrastructures for management, ecological restoration and environmental mitigation of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems in natural or degraded conditions (including hydrological and soil management field facilities; decontamination and bioremediation facilities and pilot plants).  
  7 Geothermal Research Facilities Facilities that enable research, development, and demonstration of technologies to advance the use of geothermal energy as a clean, renewable, domestic power source.  
  8 In Situ Earth Observatories Platforms and sensor technologies deployed in situ to collect environmental data (including physical, chemical and biological observations) in support of terrestrial environmental research and management activities. These facilities, including ecological habitat field stations, provide a base for trans-disciplinary research and training, with access to terrestrial field sites for survey and experimental opportunities and often supporting environmental observations and the collection of long-term time series data sets (a.o. on biodiversity).  
  9 In Situ Marine/Freshwater Observatories Platforms and sensor technologies deployed in situ to collect environmental data (including physical, chemical and biological observations) in support of aquatic environmental research and management activities. These facilities, including marine/freshwater research centres, provide a base for trans-disciplinary research and training, with access to marine and freshwater field sites, and equipment (including research vessels that may carry large exchangeable underwater equipment/instruments ) for survey and experimental opportunities and often supporting environmental observations and the collection of long-term time series data sets (a.o. on biodiversity). Typical equipment includes: Buoys; Argo; gliders; autonomous underwater vehicles; remotely operated vehicle (Victor); Tide gauges; deep sea laboratories. Ship-time for stock assessments, polar supply, naval research, and educational courses and non- academic research are not considered in this context. For this inventory the atmospheric measurement facilities are kept as a separate category. This implies that some marine research centres will also fall under this category if they host an atmospheric measurement site.  
  10 Natural History Collections Facilities that serve as a library of organisms have lived and/or are living on Earth and curation sites for materials relevant for planetary exploration. They contribute to specific research and public education in an easily accessible venue.  
  11 Polar and Cryospheric Research Infrastructures Arctic and Antarctic stations; high altitude and mountain stations; heavy
icebreakers; International Partnerships in Ice Core Sciences (IPICS); ANDRILL; Polar Ionospheric stations.
 
  12 Research Aircraft -  
  13 Solid Earth Observatories, including Seismological Monitoring Stations Drilling platforms and sensor technologies deployed to collect solid earth data and material in support of solid earth research and management activities. This includes facilities that collect seismological data to be added to the European Integrated Data Archive (EIDA) and made available to the scientific community.
Integrated Ocean Drilling Programme (IODP) and Integrated Continental Drilling Programme (ICDP); Sediment Coring Archives; VLBI stations.
 
  14 Other    

4

Engineering & Energy

  1 Aerospace and Aerodynamics Research Facilities Single-sited facilities providing a controlled wind stream in which objects (aircrafts, vehicles, buildings) are placed in order to measure their aerodynamic properties, using for instance lasers and/or simulate an operation and control during flight/ drive; includes wind tunnels.  
  2 Civil Engineering Research Infrastructures Single-sited, distributed or virtual facilities for the design, construction, testing (including the use of shaking tables) and maintenance of non-military, non-aerospace or non-mechanical large structures, typically including large buildings, transport infrastructures, bridges, dams, tunnels, sewers, plus river, coastal and public health engineering.  
  3 Electrical and Optical Engineering Facilities Single- or multi-sited facilities that offer scientists and engineers access to devices for handling light, utilizing properties of light, and detecting light or access to infrastructure for research and development in the fields of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism. These infrastructures may either broadly deal with electrical or electronic engineering, or be focused specifically on some of the numerous subtopics, like electronics, electric power, telecommunications, control systems, or other.  
  4 Energy Engineering Facilities (non-nuclear) Combustion, solar, wind, production & distribution, includes, combustion test facilities and associated technologies.  
  5 Marine & Maritime Engineering Facilities Experimental facilities in the fields of hydraulics, geophysical fluid dynamics, ship dynamics and ice engineering research. These include: Basins (both for marine research with waves and/or (tidal) currents and research on inland water issues); multi-directional wave basins; flumes (both for marine research and for research on inland water issues); towing tanks for ship dynamics research; cavitation tunnels; rotation basins for research on Coriolis-dominated issues; facilities for ice research; other hydraulic facilities. The facilities are relevant for the scientific domains Engineering, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Marine and Polar Sciences  
  6 Mechanical Engineering Facilities Facilities dedicated to manufacturing, assembly and testing of components and systems offering services related to control, integration and realization of products and processes including modelling and simulation tools. Processing technology, road-transport vehicle development and testing are included.  
  7 Other    

5

Humanities & Arts

  1 Collections Sets of often unique objects and items of different types collected usually to be exhibited. Collections normally include a collecting policy for new acquisitions, so only objects and items in certain categories and of a certain quality are accepted into the collection. Objects in a collection are normally catalogued, traditionally in a card index, but nowadays this is being replaced by computerized database also for physical collections. These type of RIs are particularly relevant for the humanities, which often deal with the study of unique artefacts, but they can be relevant for other domains, such as social sciences, life and environmental sciences.
PHYSICAL: Museums, Galleries, Analogue audio/visual/multimedia collections, Archaeology, Anthropology and Ethnology Collections, Arts & Art History Collections, Music and Instrument Collections, Datasets (e.g. analogue audio/visual/multimedia datasets).
DIGITAL: Archaeology, Anthropology and Ethnology Collections, Arts & Art History Collections, Digitised Manuscript Collections, Music and Instrument Collections, Virtual museums, Virtual galleries, Datasets.
 
  2 Repositories Locations for storage of often unique objects and items of different nature, in general for preservation purposes. Repositories not only have the function to store objects and items but they also guarantee access for future retrieval and study. This type of RI in its general definition is relevant to all scientific domains (for instance as far as physical or virtual facility for the deposit of academic publications such as academic journal articles are concerned); however, some humanities disciplines strongly rely on specific repositories for its analysis.
PHYSICAL: Analogue audio/visual/multimedia repositories, Archaeology, Anthropology and Ethnology Repositories, Arts & Art History Repositories.
DIGITAL: Data repositories (e.g. digital library), Archaeology, Anthropology and Ethnology Repositories, Arts & Art History Repositories, Digitised Manuscript Repositories.
 
  3 Databases Structured sets of data for one or more purposes, usually in digital form. The term database applies to the data and their supporting data structures. The utilisation of databases is spread across all scientific disciplines. Databases are therefore RIs relevant to all scientific domains. Databases in the form of structured meta-data as well as analytical data organised usually within a relational model have been extensively developed as RIs in the Humanities with increasing uptake in all its disciplines: Archaeology, Anthropology and Ethnology Databases, Arts & Art History Databases, History Databases, Digitised Manuscript Databases.  
  4 Conceptual Models Explicit formalisations that map a concept to its intended semantics. Conceptual models are adopted in every research domain (e.g. economic models, mathematical models). In the humanities, however, some conceptual models have developed into RIs indispensable to structure a certain knowledge domain, such as is the case for thesauri and taxonomies (also very much used in life sciences) which have a long tradition in supporting analytical efforts especially in linguistics. Increasingly, digital models built around conceptual ontologies and networks are being developed for modelling specific research domain or for cross-referencing purposes in the Humanities.  
  5 Research Archives Accounting normally for organised sets of unpublished and almost always unique historical records, or the physical place they are located, archives contain primary source documents (texts, maps, pictures etc.) in physical but also increasingly digital form (e.g. text archives structured in databases) that have accumulated over the course of an individual or organisation's lifetime. In general, archives consist of records that have been selected for permanent or long-term preservation on grounds of their enduring cultural, historical, or evidentiary value. Archives are thus particularly relevant to the Humanities, chiefly to historians but also to many other Humanities researchers dealing with primary sources of various kinds. A scientific discipline called archival science, dedicated to the study and practice of organising, preserving, and providing access to information and materials in archives, has established itself within the Humanities: History Archives, Literature and Text Archives.  
  6 Research Libraries Traditionally, large collections of books, or the place in which the collection is housed. However, the term library has extended its meaning to refer to any collection, including digital sources, resources, and services. The collections can be of print, audio, and visual materials in numerous formats, including maps, prints, documents, microform (microfilm/microfiche), CDs, cassettes, videotapes, DVDs, video games, e-books, audiobooks and many other electronic resources. A research library is a collection of useful material for research use. A library is organised for use and maintained by a public body, an institution, a corporation, or a private individual. In addition to providing materials, libraries also provide the services of librarians who are experts at finding and organising information and at interpreting information needs.
Modern libraries are increasingly being redefined as places to get unrestricted access to information in many formats and from many sources. They are extending services beyond the physical walls of a building, by providing material accessible by electronic means, and by providing the assistance of librarians in navigating and analysing tremendous amounts of information with a variety of digital tools. Libraries are valuable to all scientific domains; however, they are of specific relevance to Humanities research which relies on access to historical and rare collections of unique artefacts (e.g. primary sources such as ancient manuscripts) and other sources to study those artefacts and works (secondary and tertiary sources) usually held within libraries and otherwise hardly accessible. A scientific discipline called library and information science, an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary field dedicated to the analysis, collection, organisation, classification, manipulation, preservation, retrieval and dissemination of information resources, has established itself at the crossroads between social sciences, humanities and computer sciences. Historically, library science has also included archival science.
 
  7 Research Bibliographies Large-scale systematic lists of books and other works such as journal articles, reference and access resources. They can be physical publications (i.e. bound volumes) or digital (indexes and catalogues usually in the form of databases).
They can be generally divided into enumerative bibliography, which results in an overview of publications in a particular category, and analytical, or critical, bibliography, which studies the production of research material (in the form of books as well as other formats, including recordings, motion pictures, videos, graphic objects, databases, CD-ROMs and websites). As a bibliography can be produced in any field, it could be considered a transversal category; however it is Humanities research especially that has traditionally relied on such tools to systematise its fields of enquiry – spanning centuries of relevant publications for many humanities disciplines – and circumscribe its research domain.
 
  8 Other    

6

Information Science & Technology

  1 Centralised Computing Facilities Single-sited facilities with a centralised control that enable high performance computing through supercomputers. These are relevant to all scientific domains.  
  2 Communication Networks Facilities responsible, at national or international levels, for the provision of data communications networks, capacity and services to the research and education community in all scientific domains. The networks typically connect other networks at international, regional or metropolitan level.  
  3 Complex Data Facilities Facilities to store huge and high dimensional data volumes and apply statistical methods to classify or cluster the data in order to extract valuable information. The facilities are relevant to Bio-Medical Sciences; Earth and Environmental Sciences; Physics; Astrophysics; Social Sciences.  
  4 Distributed Computing Facilities Facilities for virtualisation, grid and cloud computing, or capability computing that are loosely coupled, heterogeneous, and geographically dispersed distributed system with non-interactive workloads that involve a large number of files. They federate, share and coordinate distributed resources from different organisations that are not subject to centralized control, using open, general-purpose and in some cases standard protocols and interfaces to deliver non-trivial qualities of service relevant to all scientific domains.  
  5 Software Service Facilities Facilities that provide access to well fabricated software for modelling, simulation, development, control and optimization, including software libraries/ repositories or support services for the implementation of the software, their maintenance and adaptation to new hardware platforms as well consultation regarding proper use of the software as well as training facilities for users. These are relevant to all scientific domains.  
  6 Other    

7

Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Mathematics

  1 Astro-Particle and Neutrino Detectors and Observatories Range of detectors/observatories, using interactions in water or ice for detecting astrophysical neutrinos, interactions in liquid noble gases or solids for searching for dark matter particles, and light emission in the atmosphere for the detection of gamma rays from astrophysical sources.  
  2 Centres for Advanced Research in Mathematics Research Centres hosting researchers and organizing scientific events at a high level. Three different types of centres can be distinguished according to their aim: a) centres organizing high level one week conferences in mathematics or their interface with sciences and industry; b) centres organizing, over three or more months, targeted advanced scientific programmes at doctoral level or on specific research challenges; c) high-level research institutes with few permanent positions and a highly developed visitor’s programme. (High level mathematics, interface between mathematics and other sciences).  
  3 Centres for Development of Industrial Mathematics Centres devoted to the development of the interface between mathematics and industry. Their research groups offer a wide range of mathematical expertise and are able to interact with scientists from other disciplines (life sciences, bio-medicine, material sciences, engineering, computer sciences, physics, social sciences, etc.) both in the academic or industrial frameworks. (Industrial mathematics, applied mathematics).  
  4 Cross-Disciplinary Centres in Mathematics Specialised structures devoted to the interaction of mathematics with other sciences (e.g. biology, genomics, chemistry, computer sciences …). These structures strive at developing new areas of research where mathematics is known to play a founding role as it did in the development of physics. (Cross-disciplinary centres; mathematical sciences; interaction of mathematics).  
  5 Extreme Conditions Facilities All facilities where materials are studied under extreme physical conditions as in High Magnetic Field Laboratories, High Pressure Laboratories, Low Temperature Laboratories, High Radiation Facilities, and Microgravity platforms.  
  6 Gravitational Wave Detectors and Observatories Instruments using laser interferometry between freely hung test masses up to several km apart in vacuum. The lengths of two perpendicular arms, defined by the test masses, are compared and fluctuations in the arm length differences are recorded and analysed for potential GW signals. Links to earth observation.  
  7 High Energy Physics Facilities High Energy Physics Facilities include accelerators, colliders, targets, light sources and detectors of high energy particles through electrostatic or oscillating fields accelerating particles to speeds sufficient to cause nuclear and particle reactions.  
  8 Mathematics Centres of Competence Mathematics centres of competence develop mathematical models for applications in all sciences and engineering, including social sciences, and medicine. They analyse the models, develop and implement algorithms for the simulation of the models as well as for the optimization and control of the involved processes. They provide transversal competences which allow transferring concepts and methods from one specific science to another and they also provide consulting concerning the use of methods and their implementation for specific applications. When needed, they generate the basic mathematical theory that is needed to perform the described tasks. (Mathematical modelling; numerical and statistical simulation; control theory; optimization; mathematical algorithm repository).  
  9 Micro and Nanotechnology Facilities Micro and nanotechnology facilities deals with the understanding and control of matter at the nanoscale and microscales, at dimensions between approximately 1 and 1000 nanometres, involving imaging, measuring, modelling, and manipulating matter at this length scale.  
  10 Nuclear Research Facilities Nuclear Physics facilities include accelerators, colliders, targets and detectors to study the atomic nucleus, the nuclear matter including its fusion and fission. The facilities can be classified according to their objects of study (hadrons, nuclei, applications), the probes that are used to investigate them (lepton/ photon or hadron/heavy ion beams), or simply by the size of the facility and the type of reactions involved in the various nuclear processes.  
  11 Safety Handling Facilities Facilities that are required to handle materials that potentially cause biosafety, chemical, radioactive, explosive, or engineering hazards. Also clean rooms and Actinide Handling Facilities would be included. Includes Biosecurity Level-4 Laboratories.  
  12 Space Environment Test Facilities Includes planetary/space environment simulation chambers and space environment exposure facilities as well as space plasma physics facilities  
  13 Telescopes Includes ground-based telescopes with (1) optical and/or near infrared telescopes, interferometers or (2) reflector telescopes with mirrors of different diameters, operating at radio frequencies, or infrared and/or optical wavelengths and (3) Space-borne telescopes orbiting the earth including a wide range of wavelengths, from gamma-rays to the radio.  
  14 Underground Laboratories Underground spaces providing experimental areas of reduced cosmic ray background, reduced seismic noise etc. for a range of experiments in physics and particle astrophysics. Open to members of collaborations involved in installing and running experiments. These facilities also have relevance to ICT and Material Sciences, Environment, Biological and Medical Sciences, Physics.  
  15 Other    

8

Social Sciences

  1 Data Archives, Data Repositories and Collections A digital data archive is a centre of expertise in data acquisition, preservation, management, dissemination and promotion of an access to the national and international collections and repositories of digital data. These type of RIs are particularly acute to the social sciences, which often rely on the aggregation of longitudinal data, and to the humanities, which often rely on preservation, but they can be relevant for other domains, particularly, the life and environmental sciences and the medical sciences.  
  2 Data mining and Analysis (Methodological) Centres, including statistical analysis Centres of expertise or methodological resources for extracting patterns from large data sets by combining methods from statistics and artificial intelligence. These RIs enable researchers to overcome the challenge of working with increasingly larger data-sets. Data-mining and statistical techniques populate every scientific domain but what counts as data is domain specific. Therefore, this category should be understood as specific to social sciences because it refers to data in the social sciences.  
  3 National Statistical Facilities (offices) Centres of expertise responsible for the collection and publication of statistics related to the economy, population and society at international, national and regional levels. These infrastructures have been traditionally created by the states but constitute as well powerful resources for the social scientists in particular.  
  4 Registers and Survey-led Studies/Databases Organized and systematic collection of data (time or spatial series) for one or more purposes (research, evidence-based policy, non-governmental organisations) in digital form or not. These type of RIs are particularly acute to the social sciences, which often rely on the aggregation of masses of longitudinal data but they can be relevant for all the other domains, that is, the humanities, the life and environmental sciences, the physical sciences and engineering, and the medical sciences.  
  5 Research Data Service Facilities Facilities for clustering research data and making it permanently accessible, as well as facilities for the provision of all sorts of data services. These often include meta-infrastructures. These types of RIs are particularly relevant to Humanities and Arts; Social Sciences, Medical sciences.  
  6 Other    
9 Other   1 Other    

 

Provider Area of Activity

No. Provider Area of Activity Changes v1.13 to v3.00 Changes v1.30 to v3.00 Changes v2.00 to v3.00
1 Basic research New New  
2 Applied research  
3 Technological development  
4 Other  

Provider Societal Grand Challenges

No. Provider Societal Grand Challenges Changes v1.13 to v3.00 Changes v1.30 to v3.00 Changes v2.00 to v3.00
1 Health, demographic change and wellbeing New New  
2 Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research, and the Bioeconomy  
3 Secure, clean and efficient energy  
4 Smart, green and integrated transport  
5 Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials  
6 Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective societies  
7 Secure societies – protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens  
8 Other  
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
 
                   
                   
                   
                   
 
                   
                   
                   
                   
       
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
       
 
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
 
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
 
                   
                   
                   
 
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   

Code Lists, Taxonomies, Classifications

Provider Legal Status

No. Provider Legal Status Changes v1.13 to v3.00 Changes v1.30 to v3.00 Changes v2.00 to v3.00
1 Association

New

 

New  
2 Consortium  
3 Corporation  
4 European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC)  
5 European Economic Interest Grouping  
6 Foundation  
7 Grouping  
8 International or Intergovernmental Organisation or Framework  
9 Non-Governmental Organisation  
10 Non For Profit Company  
11 Partnership  
12 Private Company  
13 Public Company  
14 Public Legal Entity  
15 Public Legal Entity under Private Law  
16 Self Employed  
17 Society  
18 Trust  
19 Union  
20 Other  

Provider Scientific Domain / Subdomain

From the Revised Field of Science and Technology (FOS) Classification in the Frascati Manual by the Working Party of National Experts on Science and Technology Indicators (2007), OECD.

No. Scientific Domain No. Scientific Subdomain Changes v1.13 to v3.00 Changes v1.30 to v3.00 Changes v2.00 to v3.00

1

Natural Sciences

1 Mathematics

New

New

Change to FOS 2017

2 Computer and information sciences
3 Physical sciences
4 Chemical sciences
5 Earth and related environmental sciences
6 Biological sciences
7 Other natural sciences

2

Engineering & Technology

1 Civil engineering
2 Electrical, electronic and information engineering
3 Mechanical engineering
4 Chemical engineering
5 Materials engineering
6 Medical engineering
7 Environmental engineering
8 Environmental biotechnology
9 Industrial biotechnology
10 Nano-technology
11 Other engineering and technology sciences

3

Medical & Health Sciences

1 Basic medicine
2 Clinical medicine
3 Health sciences
4 Medical biotechnology
5 Other medical sciences

4

Agricultural Sciences

1 Agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
2 Animal and dairy sciences
3 Veterinary sciences
4 Agricultural biotechnology
5 Other agricultural sciences

5

Social Sciences

1 Psychology
2 Economics and business
3 Educational sciences
4 Sociology
5 Law
6 Political sciences
7 Social and economic geography
8 Media and communications
9 Other social sciences

6

Humanities

1 History and archaeology
2 Languages and literature
3 Philosophy, ethics and religion
4 Arts
5 Other humanities
7 Generic 1 Generic Change from Interdisciplinary to Generic
8 Other 1 Other  

Provider Country

From ISO 3166 standard – Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions, except for Greece and the United Kingdom (use EL and UK respectively instead of GR and GB) from Eurostat code lists.

No. Country Changes v1.13 to v3.00 Changes v1.30 to v3.00 Changes v2.00 to v3.00
1 Afghanistan (AF) New    
2 Åland Islands (AX)    
3 Albania (AL)    
4 Algeria (DZ    
5 American Samoa (AS)    
6 Andorra (AD)    
7 Angola (AO)    
8 Anguilla (AI)    
9 Antarctica (AQ)    
10 Antigua and Barbuda (AG)    
11 Argentina (AR)    
12 Armenia (AM)    
13 Aruba (AW)    
14 Australia (AU)    
15 Austria (AT)    
16 Azerbaijan (AZ)    
17 Bahamas (BS)    
18 Bahrain (BH)    
19 Bangladesh (BD)    
20 Barbados (BB)    
21 Belarus (BY)    
22 Belgium (BE)    
23 Belize (BZ)    
24 Benin (BJ)    
25 Bermuda (BM)    
26 Bhutan (BT)    
27 Bolivia (BO)    
28 Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (BQ)    
29 Bosnia and Herzegovina (BA)    
30 Botswana (BW)    
31 Bouvet Island BV)    
32 Brazil (BR)    
33 British Indian Ocean Territory (IO)    
34 Brunei Darussalam (BN)    
35 Bulgaria (BG)    
36 Burkina Faso (BF)    
37 Burundi (BI)    
38 Cabo Verde (CV)   Cape Verde replaced by Cabo Verde
39 Cambodia (KH)    
40 Cameroon (CM)    
41 Canada (CA)    
42 Cayman Islands (KY)    
43 Central African Republic (CF)    
44 Chad (TD)    
45 Chile (CL)    
46 China (CN)    
47 Christmas Island (CX)    
48 Cocos (Keeling) Islands (CC)    
49 Colombia (CO)    
50 Comoros (KM)    
51 Congo (Democratic Republic) (CD)    
52 Congo (CG)    
53 Cook Islands (CK)    
54 Costa Rica (CR)    
55 Côte d’Ivoire (CI)    
56 Croatia (HR)   Check code
57 Cuba (CU)    
58 Curaçao (CW)    
59 Cyprus (CY)    
60 Czechia (CZ)   Czech Republic replaced by Czechia
61 Denmark (DK)    
62 Djibouti (DJ)    
63 Dominica (DM)    
64 Dominican Republic (DO)    
65 Ecuador (EC)    
66 Egypt (EG)    
67 El Salvador (SV)    
68 Equatorial Guinea (GQ)    
69 Eritrea (ER)    
70 Estonia (EE)    
71 Eswatini (SZ)   Swaziland replaced by Eswatini
72 Ethiopia (ET)    
73 Falkland Islands (FK)    
74 Faroe Islands (FO)   Faeroe Islands replaced by Faroe Islands
75 Fiji (FJ)    
76 Finland (FI)    
77 France (FR)    
78 French Guiana (GF)    
79 French Polynesia (PF)    
80 French Southern Territories (TF)    
81 Gabon (GA)    
82 Gambia (GM)    
83 Georgia (GE)    
84 Germany (DE)    
85 Ghana (GH)    
86 Gibraltar (GI)    
87 Greece (EL)   EL instead of GR
88 Greenland (GL)    
89 Grenada (GD)    
90 Guadeloupe (GP)    
91 Guam (GU)    
92 Guatemala (GT)    
93 Guernsey (GC)    
94 Guinea (GN)    
95 Guinea-Bissau (GW)    
96 Guyana (GY)    
97 Haiti (HT)    
98 Heard Island and McDonald Islands (HM)    
99 Holy See (VA)    
100 Honduras (HN)    
101 Hong Kong HK)    
102 Hungary (HU)   Republic of Hungary replaced by Hungary
103 Iceland (IS)    
104 India (IN)    
105 Indonesia (ID)    
106 Iran (IR)    
107 Iraq (IQ)    
108 Ireland (IE)    
109 Isle of Man (IM)    
110 Israel (IL)    
111 Italy (IT)    
112 Jamaica (JM)    
113 Japan (JP)    
114 Jersey (JE)    
115 Jordan (JO)    
116 Kazakhstan (KZ)    
117 Kenya (KE)    
118 Kiribati (KI)    
119 Korea (Democratic People's Republic) (KP)    
120 Korea (Republic) (KR)    
121 Kuwait (KW)    
122 Kyrgyzstan (KG)    
123 Lao People's Democratic Republic (LA)    
124 Latvia (LV)    
125 Lebanon (LB)    
126 Lesotho (LS)    
127 Liberia (LR)    
128 Libya (LY)    
129 Liechtenstein (LI)    
130 Lithuania (LT)    
131 Luxembourg (LU)    
132 Macao (MO)    
133 Madagascar (MG)    
134 Malawi (MW)    
135 Malaysia (MY)    
136 Maldives (MV)    
137 Mali (ML)    
138 Malta (MT)    
139 Marshall Islands (MH)    
140 Martinique (MQ)    
141 Mauritania (MR)    
142 Mauritius (MU)    
143 Mayotte (YT)    
144 Mexico (MX)    
145 Micronesia (FM)    
146 Moldova (MD)    
147 Monaco (MC)    
148 Mongolia (MN)    
149 Montenegro (ME)    
150 Montserrat (MS)    
151 Morocco (MA)    
152 Mozambique (MZ)    
153 Myanmar (MM)    
154 Namibia (NA)    
155 Nauru (NR)    
156 Nepal (NP)    
157 Netherlands (NL)    
158 New Caledonia (NC)    
159 New Zealand (NZ)    
160 Nicaragua (NI)    
161 Niger (NE)    
162 Nigeria (NG)    
163 Niue (NU)    
164 Norfolk Island (NF)    
165 North Macedonia MK)   Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia replaced by North Macedonia 
166 Northern Mariana Islands (MP)   Northern Marianas replaced by Northern Mariana Islands
167 Norway (NO)    
168 Oman (OM)    
169 Pakistan (PK)    
170 Palau (PW)    
171 Palestine, State of (PS)    
172 Panama (PA)    
173 Papua New Guinea (PG)    
174 Paraguay (PY)    
175 Peru (PE)    
176 Philippines (PH)    
177 Pitcairn (PN)    
178 Poland (PL)    
179 Portugal (PT)    
180 Puerto Rico (PR)    
181 Qatar (QA)    
182 Réunion (RE)    
183 Romania (RO)    
184 Russian Federation (RU)    
185 Rwanda (RW)    
186 Saint Barthélemy (BL)    
187 Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (SH)   Saint Helena replaced by Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
188 Saint Kitts and Nevis (KN)    
189 Saint Lucia (LC)    
190 Saint Martin (MF)    
191 Saint Pierre and Miquelon (PM)    
192 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (VC)    
193 Samoa (WS)    
194 San Marino (SM)    
195 São Tomé and Príncipe (ST)    
196 Saudi Arabia (SA)    
197 Senegal (SN)    
198 Serbia (RS)    
199 Seychelles (SC)    
200 Sierra Leone (SL)    
201 Singapore (SG)    
202 Sint Maarten (SX)    
203 Slovakia (SK)    
204 Slovenia (SI)    
205 Solomon Islands (SB)    
206 Somalia (SO)    
207 South Africa (ZA)    
208 South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (GS)    
209 South Sudan (SS)    
210 Spain (ES)    
211 Sri Lanka (LK)    
212 Sudan (SD)    
213 Suriname (SR)    
214 Svalbard and Jan Mayen (SJ)    
215 Sweden (SE)    
216 Switzerland (CH)    
217 Syrian Arab Republic (SY)    
218 Taiwan (Province of China) (TW)    
219 Tajikistan (TJ)    
220 Tanzania (TZ)    
221 Thailand (TH)    
222 Timor-Leste (TL)   East Timor replaced by Timor-Leste
223 Togo (TG)    
224 Tokelau (TK)    
225 Tonga (YO)    
226 Trinidad and Tobago (TT)    
227 Tunisia (TN)    
228 Turkey (TR)    
229 Turkmenistan (TM)    
230 Turks and Caicos Islands (TC)    
231 Tuvalu (TV)    
232 Uganda (UG)    
233 Ukraine (UA)    
234 United Arab Emirates (AE)    
235 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK)   UK instead of GB
236 United States Minor Outlying Islands (UM)    
237 United States of America (US)    
238 Uruguay (UY)    
239 Uzbekistan (UZ)    
240 Vanuatu (VU)    
241 Venezuela (VE)    
242 Viet Nam (VN)    
243 Virgin Islands (British) (VG)    
244 Virgin Islands (U.S.) (VI)    
245 Wallis and Futuna (WF)    
246 Western Sahara (EH)    
247 Yemen (YE)    
248 Zambia (ZM)    
249 Zimbabwe (ZW)    
250 Other    

Provider Life Cycle Status

No. Provider Life Cycle Status Description Changes v1.13 to v3.00 Changes v1.30 to v3.00 Changes v2.00 to v3.00
1 Under Construction The Provider is under construction. New New Updated
2 Operational Τhe Provider is constructed and all operations are being offered. Updated
3 Being Upgraded The Provider is currently being upgraded. It is probable that many services are in containment or unavailable. Updated
4 Other    

Provider Network

This list is based on a MERIL result.

No. Provider Networks Changes v1.13 to v3.00 Changes v1.30 to v3.00 Changes v2.00 to v3.00
1 4M Association (4M) New New Updated
2 African Archeologists Association (AAA) Updated
3 Academic Careers Understood through MEasurement and Norms (ACUMEN)  
4 Accessibility Assessment Simulation Environment for New Applications Design and Development (ACCESSIBLE)  
5 European Research Infrastructure for the observation of Aerosol, Clouds and Trace Gases (ACTRIS) Updated
6 Advancing 3Rs and International Standards in Biological and Biomedical Research (EUPRIM-Net)  
7 AErosol Robotic NETwork (AERONET)  
8 African Studies in Europe (AEGIS)  
9 Alianza por la Investigación y la Innovación Energéticas (ALINNE)  
10 ALISTORE European Research Institute (ALISTORE ERI) Updated
11 Advanced MEMS For RF and Millimeter Wave Communications (AMICOM) Updated
12   Deleted
13 Analysis and Experimentation on Ecosystems (ANAEE) Updated
14   Deleted
15 Animal Health and Welfare ERA-Net (ANIHWA)  
16 Alliance for Permanent Access to the Records of Science Network (APARSEN) Updated
17 Asociación de Empresas de Energías Renovables (APPA Marina) Updated
18 AQUAculture infrastructures for EXCELlence in European fish research towards 2020 (AQUAEXCEL) Updated
19 Support the sustainable development of aquaculture in the Mediterranean region (AQUAMED) Updated
20 CEH Aquatic Mesocosm Facility (CAMF) Updated
21 International network for capacity building for the control of emerging viral vector borne zoonotic diseases (ARBO-ZOONET) Updated
22 Asia-Europe Sustainable Connectivity Scientific Conference (ASEM) Updated
23   Deleted
24 Association of European Marine Biological Laboratories Expanded (ASSEMBLE) Updated
25 Advanced Methods and Tools for Handling and Assembly in Microtechnology (ASSEMIC) Updated
26 Association of International Research and Development Centers for Agriculture (AIRCA) Updated
27 Assessment, STrategy And Risk Reduction for Tsunamis in Europe (ASTARTE) Updated
28 Astrodynamics Network (ASTRONET) Updated
29 Astroparticle Physics European Coordination (ApPEC)  
30 Atlantic Network of Geodynamical and Space Stations (REAGE)  
31 Austrian Centre for Scientific Comuting (ACSC)  
32 Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN)  
33 Berlin-Brandenburg Institute of Advanced Biodiversity Research (BBIB) Updated
34 Biobanking and BioMolecular resources Research Infrastructure – European Research Infrastructure Consortium (BBMRI-ERIC) Updated
35   Deleted
36   Deleted
37 Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC)  
38 Biocenter Finland (BF) Updated
39 Biodiversity Research Network (ALTER-Net)  
40 Biological Alert Laboratories Network, Spain (RELAB)  
41 Biomass Research Infrastructure for Sharing Knowledge (BRISK)  
42   Deleted
43 Biological Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (Bio-NMR) Updated
44 Biobank Standardisation and Harmonisation for Research Excellence in the European Union (BioSHaRE-EU) Updated
45 Transnational access and enhancement of integrated Biological Structure determination at synchrotron X-ray radiation facilities (BioStruct-X) Updated
46 European Botanic Gardens Consortium International (BGCI) Updated
47   Deleted
48 Budapest Neutron Centre (BNC) Updated
49 Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) Updated
50 Connecting Archaeology and Architecture in Europe (CARARE) Updated
51 Coordinating Systems Medicine across Europe (CASyM) Updated
52 Census Data Open Linked (CEDAR)  
53   Deleted
54 Center for Organelle Research (CORE)  
55 Central European Research Infrastructure Consortium (C-ERIC) Updated
56   Deleted
57 European Research Infrastructure for Language Resources and Technology (CLARIN) Updated
58 Development of european pilot network of stations for observing cloud profiles (CLOUD-NET) Updated
59 Cross National Equivalent File (CNEF) Updated
60 Cohort and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources (CLOSER) Updated
61 Collaboration to Clarify the Costs of Curation (4C)  
62 Collections Policy Board (CPB)  
63 Comité Polar Español (CPE)  
64 Cancer Organoids Multiplexed Screening in Microfluidic Textile chips (COMMIT) Updated
65 Committee Research with Neutrons (KFN)  
66 Common Access to Biotechnological Resources and Information (CABRI)  
67   Deleted
68   Deleted
69 Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA)  
70 Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities (CETAF)  
71 Cooperative Research Ships (CRS)  
72 Coordinated Access to Lightsources to Promote Standards and Optimization (CALIPSO)  
73 Coordinated Research Infrastructures Building Enduring Life-Science Services (CORBEL)  
74   Deleted
75 Communication and Policy development for Research Infrastructures in Europe (CoPoRI) Updated
76 The inter-university core facility network (IcoFNET) Updated
77 Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA)  
78 Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP)  
79 Citizenship, Recovery and Inclusive Society Partnership (CRISP) Updated
80 Cultural Heritage Advanced Research Infrastructures (CHARISMA)  
81 European Data Centre Association (EUDCA) Updated
82   Deleted
83 German Scientific Library Services and Information Systems (DFG LIS) Updated
84 Digital Research Infrastructure for Arts and Humanities (DARIAH)  
85   Deleted
86   Deleted
87 Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences (DTL) Updated
88 Enhancing Access and Services To East European users towards an efficient and coordinated panEuropean pool of NMR capacities to enable global collaborative research & boost technological advancements (EAST-NMR) Updated
89 European Advanced Translational Research Infrastructure in Medicine (EATRIS) Updated
90 Creating conditions for persistence of biodiversity in the face of climate change (EcoChange) Updated
91 European Clinical Research Infrastructures Network - Integrating Activity (ECRIN-IA) Updated
92 Biology and control of vector-borne infections in Europe (EDENEXT) Updated
93 European Facility for Advanced Seismic Testing (E-FAST) Updated
94 European Fusion Development Agreement (EFDA) Updated
95 European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) Updated
96 European Science Teachers Initiative (ESTI - EIROforum) Updated
97   Deleted
98 European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC) Updated
99 European Magnetic Field Laboratory (EMFL) Updated
100 European Network for Diagnostics of Imported Viral Diseases (ENIVD) Updated
101 Entreprise Europe Network (EEN) Updated
102 Environmental Research Infrastructures (ENVRI) Updated
103 EPIZONE European Research Group (ERG)  
104   Deleted
105 European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration (EpoSS) Updated
106 Association of European Research Establishments in Aeronautics (EREA) Updated
107 European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science Preparatory Phase (E-RIHS) Updated
108 European Research Infrastructure on Highly Pathogenic Agents (ERINHA) Updated
109 European Reference Network for Critical Infrastructure Protection (ERNCIP) Updated
110 European Sequencing and Genotyping Infrastructure (ESGI) Updated
111 European Society for the study of Human Evolution (ESHE) Updated
112 Advanced Energy STorage and Regeneration System for Enhanced Energy Management (ESTEEM) Updated
113 European Strategic Wind Tunnels Improved Research Potential (ESWIRP) Updated
114 Enabling the European Nanomedicine Area (NANOMED) Updated
115   Deleted
116 Supporting environmental, nature conservation and climate action projects throughout the EU (EU-Life) Updated
117 e-Infrastructure in the Mediterranean region dedicated for research and educational use (EUMEDCONNECT) Updated
118 European Infrastructure of Open Screening Platforms for Chemical Biology (EU-OPENSCREEN) Updated
119 European Network of Freshwater Research Organisations (EurAqua) Updated
120 European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) Updated
121 European rail research network of excellence (EUR²EX) Updated
122 Research infrastructure for imaging technologies in biological and biomedical sciences (Euro-BioImaging) Updated
123 Integration of European Simulation Chambers for Investigating Atmospheric Processes (EUROCHAMP) Updated
124 Activities of the Roadmap to Fusion during Horizon 2020 through a Joint programme of the members of the EUROfusion consortium (EUROfusion) Updated
125 European Aerosol Research Lidar Network (EARLINET)  
126 European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform (EATIP)  
127 European Association for Solar Telescopes (EAST)  
128 European Cancer Organisation (ECCO)  
129 European Commission for the control of Foot and Mouth Disease (EuFMD)  
130 European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD)  
131 European Coordination for Accelerator Research & Development (EUCARD) Updated
132 European Culture Collections' Organisation (ECCO)  
133 European Data Infrastructure (EUDAT)  
134 European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) Updated
135 European Facility for Airborne Research (EUFAR)  
136 European Federation for Primatology (EFP)  
137 European Grid Infrastructure (EGI)  
138 European Infrastructure of Open Screening Platforms for Chemical Biology (EU-OPENSCREEN) Updated
139 European Institute for Biomedical Imaging Research (EIBIR)  
140 European Labour History Network (ELHN)  
141 European Librarians in African Studies (ELIAS)  
142 European Life Sciences Infrastructure For Biological Information (ELIXIR) Updated
143 European Light Microscopy Initiative (ELMI)  
144 European Molecular Biology Network (EMBnet)  
145 European Monitoring Agency for Drugs and Drug Addition (EMCDDA)  
146 European Mouse Mutant Archive (EMMA)  
147 European Multidisciplinary Seafloor Observation (EMSO)  
148 European Network for Animal Disease and Infectiology Research Facilities (NADIR)  
149 European Network of Marine Research Institutes and Stations (MARS)  
150 European Network of Vaccine Research and Development (TRANSVAC2) Updated
151 European Nuclear Science and Applications Research (ENSAR)  
152 European Plant Phenotyping Network (EPPN)  
153 European Plate Observing System (EPOS)  
154 European Polar Board (EPB)  
155 European Research Vessels Operators (ERVO)  
156 European Social Survey Sustainability (ESS-SUSTAIN) Updated
157 European Technology Platform for High Performance Computing (ETP4HPC)  
158 European VLBI Network (EVN)  
159 European Windtunnel Association (EWA) Updated
160 European, Middle Eastern and African Society for Biopreservation and Biobanking (ESBB)  
161 Platform for Digital Cultural Heritage (Europeana) Updated
162 EUROPLANET 2020 Research Infrastructure (EPN2020-RI) Updated
163 EUROPEAN SOLAR RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE FOR CONCENTRATED SOLAR POWER (EU-SOLARIS) Updated
164 European Vasculitis Study Group (EUVAS) Updated
165 Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Updated
166   Deleted
167 European VLBI Network (EVN) Updated
168 Experimentation in Ecosystem Research (ExpeER)  
169 Federation of European Neurosciences (FENS)  
170 European research infrastructure for imaging technologies in biological and biomedical sciences (BioImaging Network) Updated
171 Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)  
172 The European Fusion Education Network (FUSENET) Updated
173 GAW Aerosol Lidar Observations Network (GALION) Updated
174 Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) Updated
175 Global Atmosphere Watch Programme (GAW) Updated
176 GBIF Nodes Network Updated
177 Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Updated
178 Network of French researchers involved in chemical biology approaches (GDR ChemBioScreen) Updated
179 Pan-European Research and Education Network (GÉANT) Updated
180 National Genome Research Network (NGFN) Updated
181   Deleted
182 German Consortium for Translational Cancer Research (DKTK)  
183 German Data Forum (RatSWD) Updated
184 Global Alliance for Zika Virus Control and Prevention (ZIKAlliance) Updated
185 Global Atmosphere Watch Programme-cooperation Germany, Austria, Switzerland (GAW-DACH)  
186 Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)  
187 Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS)  
188 Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN)  
189 Global Lake Ecology Observatory Network (GLEON)  
190 The Global mm-VLBI Array (GMVA) Updated
191 Global Network for Taxonomy (BioNET)  
192 Global Mercury Observation System (GMOS) Updated
193 European GNSS Service Centre (GSC)  Updated
194 Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) Updated
195 Leibniz Library Network for Research Information consortium (Goportis) Updated
196 GCOS Reference Upper-Air Network (GRUAN) Updated
197 Grupo Interinstitucional y Comunitario de Pesca Artesanal del Pacífico Chocoano (GIPCA) Updated
198 Gentle User Interfaces for Disabled and Elderly Citizens (GUIDE) Updated
199 Integrating European Infrastructure to support science and development of Hydrogen- and Fuel Cell Technologies towards European Strategy for Sustainable, Competitive and Secure Energy (H2FC) Updated
200   Deleted
201 Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI)  
202   Deleted
203 Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory (Hochfeld-Magnetlabor Dresden, HLD) Updated
204 Human Brain Project (HBP) Updated
205 Human Proteome Project (HUPO)  
206 HUMAN centred design for Information Society Technologies (Humanist) Updated
207   Deleted
208 Highly-complex and networked control systems (HYCON2) Updated
209 Complex Interaction of Water with Environmental Elements, Sediment, Structures and Ice (Hydralab) Updated
210 Ibero-american network for the study of carotenoids as food ingredients (IBERCAROT)  
211 Inclusive Blockchain Insurance using Space Assets (IBISA) Updated
212 Ice Age Europe (ICEAGE) Updated
213 International Council of Museums (ICOM) Updated
214   Deleted
215 International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI) Updated
216   Deleted
217 International Forum for Aviation Research Support Action (IFARS) Updated
218   Deleted
219 International Long Term Ecological Research (ILTER) Updated
220 Infrastructure for NMR, EM and X-rays for translational research (iNEXT) Updated
221 Infrafrontier The European infrastructure for phenotyping and archiving of model mammalian genomes (INFRAFRONTIER) Updated
222 INfraStructure in Proton International Research (INSPIRE) Updated
223 Integrated non-CO2 Greenhouse Gas Observing Systems (InGOS) Updated
224   Deleted
225 Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS)  
226 Integrated Infrastructure Initiative for Neutron Scattering and Muon Spectroscopy (NMI3)  
227 Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission/International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IOC/IODE)  
228 Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)  
229 Internal Magnets for DNP (DNPMAG)  
230 International Association of Labour History Institutions (IALHI)  
231   Deleted
232 International Barcode of Life (IBOL)  
233 International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC)  
234 International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)  
235 International Council of Museums (ICOM)  
236 International Council on Archives (ICA)  
237 International Energy Agency (IEA) Updated
238 International Federation of Data Organizations (IFDO) Updated
239 International Gravity Reference System (IGRS)  
240 International Mouse Knock-out Consortium (IKMC)  
241   Deleted
242 International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC)  
243 International Mouse Strain Resources (IMSR)  
244 International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic (INTERACT)  
245 International Network of Ground-Based Microwave Radiometers (MWRnet)  
246 International Ocean Drilling Program (IODP)  
247 International Panel Survey Methods Workshops (IPSMW) Updated
248 International Primatological Society (IPS) Updated
249 International programme of biodiversity science (DIVERSITAS)  
250 International Research Institute of Stavanger (IRIS)  
251 International Research Ship Operators (IRSO)  
252 International Society for Atmospheric Research using Remotely Piloted Aircraft (ISARRA) Updated
253 International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER)  
254 International Tokamak Physics Activity (ITPA)  
255 International Towing Tank Conference (ITTC)  
256 International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA) Updated
257 International VLBI Service for Geodesy & Astrometry (IVS)  
258 Infrastructure for Systems Biology – Europe (ISBE) Updated
259 International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) Updated
260 International Society of Nephrology (ISN) Updated
261 Innovation Technologies and Applications for Coastal Archaeological sites (ITACA) Updated
262 International Union for Conservation of Nature / Species Survival Commission (IUCN/SSC) Updated
263 International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA) Updated
264 Kernel-Based ARchitecture for safetY-critical cONtrol (KARYON) Updated
265 Innovative Radiopharmaceuticals in Oncology and Neurology (Labex IRON) Updated
266   Deleted
267 Large Binocular Telescope (LBT)  
268 Critical success factors for fish larval production in European Aquaculture: a multidisciplinary network (LarvaNET) Updated
269 Integrated Initiative of European Laser Research Infrastructures (LASERLAB-EUROPE) Updated
270 Lasers for Applications at Accelerator facilities for ion beam generation, acceleration and diagnostics (LA³NET) Updated
271   Deleted
272 League of European Accelerator-based Photon Sources (LEAPS) Updated
273 European Distributed Information Technology for Health Care (EDITH) Updated
274 e-Infrastructure for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research (LifeWatch)

Updated

275 Laboratoire National de Champs Magnétiques Intenses (LNCMI) Updated
276 Low Voltage Agreement Group (LOVAG)  
277 European Long-Term Ecosystem and socio-ecological Research Infrastructure (eLTER) Updated
278   Deleted
279 MAnagement of Security information and events in Service InFrastructures (MASSIF)  
280 Marine Renewables Infrastructure Network for Emerging Energy Technologies (MARINET) Updated
281 Mediterranean Operational Network for the Global Ocean Observing System (MONGOOS) Updated
282 Network of leading MESOcosm facilities to advance the studies of future AQUAtic ecosystems from the Arctic to the Mediterranean (MESOAQUA) Updated
283 Open virtual network for aquatic mesocosm facilities worldwide (MESOCOSM) Updated
284 Meson Physics in Low-Energy QCD (MesonNet)  
285 Organization devoted to the development of metabolism-based research (Metabolomics Society) Updated
286 Open and secure network of repositories for sharing and exchanging language data, tools and related web services (META-SHARE) Updated
287 Open Technology for Digitalisation (Meters & More) Updated
288 Microbial Resources Research Infrastructure (MIRRI)  
289

Millennium Seed Bank (MSB) Partnership

Updated
290 MIcro-and NAnotechnology Manufacturing (MINAM) Updated
291 Musical Instrument Museums Online (MIMO)  
292 Prototype Operational Continuity for the GMES Ocean Monitoring and Forecasting Service (MyOcean2) Updated
293 A network for bringing NANOtechnologies TO LIFE (NANO2LIFE) Updated
294 Nanostructured and Functional Polymer-based Materials and Nanocomposites (NANOFUN-POLY) Updated
295 A cross-ETP Coordination Initiative on nanotechnology (NANOfutures) Updated
296   Deleted
297   Deleted
298 National Genome Research Network (NGFN)  
299 National Network for Electron Microscopy (RNME)  
300 Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change (NDACC) Updated
301 A Network of Excellence for Advanced Road cooperative traffic management in the Information Society (NEARCTIS) Updated
302 Network for Digital Methods in the Arts and Humanities (NeDiMAH)  
303   Deleted
304 Network of Aquaculture Centres in Central-Eastern Europe (NACEE)  
305 Network of European CEntrifige for Research (NECER)  
306   Deleted
307   Deleted
308 Networking Lake Observatories in Europe (NETLAKE)  
309 Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) Updated
310 Neutron scattering and Muon Spectroscopy Integrating Infrastructure Initiative (NMI3) Updated
311 New operational steps towards an alliance of European research fleets (EUROFLEETS2)  
312 Towards Game-changer Service Operation Vessels for Offshore Windfarms (NEXUS) Updated
313   Deleted
314 Nordic Microscopy Society (SCANDEM)  
315 Nordic Nanolab Network (NNN) Updated
316 Nuclear Physics Network (NuPNET)  
317 Ocean Facilities Exchange Group (OFEG)  
318   Deleted
319 Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe (OpenAIRE)  
320 Open Planets Foundation (OPF) Updated
321 Optical Infrared Coordination Network for Astronomy (OPTICON) Updated
322 Organisation of European Cancer Institutes (OECI)  
323 Parelsnoer Institute (PSI) Updated
324 Partnership for European Environmental Research (PEER)  
325 Design for Micro & Nano Manufacture (PATENT-DfMM) Updated
326 PATrimoines matériels : Réseau d'Instrumentation Multisites Equipex (PATRIMEX)  
327 Photonics community of industry and research organisations (PHOTONICS21) Updated
328 Polar barcode of life (IBOL) Updated
329 Partnership for Advanced Computing (PRACE) Updated
330 PoweRline Intelligent Metering Evolution Alliance (PRIME) Updated
331 Proteomics Research Infrastructure Maximising knowledge EXchange and access (PRIME-XS) Updated
332 Protein Production and Purification Platforms in Europe (P4EU)  
333 Proteomics and Metabolomics Core Facility (PROMEC)  
334 Carlos III Networked Proteomics Platform (ProteoRed-ISCIII) Updated
335 Public Population Project in Genomics and Society (P³G)  
336 An international network of 50 CubeSats for multi-point, in-situ measurements in the lower thermosphere and re-entry research (QB50) Updated
337   Deleted
338 Belgian Network for Radiation Applications in Healthcare (Rad4med) Updated
339 Advanced Radio Astronomy in Europe (RadioNet)  
340 Rede de Remediação e Reabilitação de Ambientes Degradados (READE) Updated
341 International Excellence Research Network (REBT) Updated
342   Deleted
343 Research Data Alliance (RDA)  Updated
344 Research infrastructures for the control of insect vector-borne diseases (Infravec2) Updated
345 Resource Network Supporting Academic Chemical Biology Research (ChemBioNet) Updated
346 Flagship Project is one of the National Research Programmes funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research (RITMARE)  
347   Deleted
348 European Association for Transactional analysis (EATA) Updated
349 SatNav Network  
350 Scalable, Secure Storage of Biobank Data (BiobankCloud)  
351 Scandinavian Dialect Syntax Network (ScanDiaSyn) Updated
352 Scientific Collections International (SciColl) Updated
353 Science and Applications of ultrafast and ultraintense lasers (SAUUL)  
354 World class Science and Innovation with Neutrons in Europe (SINE) Updated
355 ScienceLink Network  
356 Standard Conference on Library Materials on Africa (SCOLMA) Updated
357 Pan-European infrastructure for ocean & marine data management (SeaDataNet) Updated
358 Security for Future Networks (SecFuNet) Updated
359 Security for smart Electricity GRIDs (SEGRID) Updated
360 Seismic Engineering Research Infrastructures for European Synergies (SERIES)  
361 Seismology and Earthquake Engineering Research Infrastructure Alliance for Europe (SERA) Updated
362   Deleted
363   Deleted
364   Deleted
365 Square Kilometer Array (SKA) Updated
366 Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Updated
367 Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC)  
368 Society for Tropical Ecology (GTO) Updated
369 Society of Primatology (ASP) Updated
370   Deleted
371 High-Resolution Solar Physics Network (SOLARNET) Updated
372 Social Platrform for Holistic Heritage Imapct Assessment (SOPHIA) Updated
373 Scalable privacy preserving intelligence analysis for resolving identities (SPIRIT) Updated
374 State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) Updated
375 Standing Committee Research Data Infrastructure (FDI)  
376 Stations at High Altitude for Research on the Environment (SHARE)  
377   Deleted
378 Strange Particles in Hadronic Environment Research in Europe (SPHERE)  
379 Cooperation between Superconductivity and Magnetism in Mesoscopic systems (SuperMAG) Updated
380   Deleted
381 Swiss Institute for Art Research (SIK-ISEA)  
382 Information Network of European Natural History Collections (SYNTHESYS) Updated
383 Trustworthy Clouds Privacy and Resilience for Internet-scale Critical Infrastructure (TClouds) Updated
384 Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) Updated
385 Teide and Roque de los Muchachos Observatories (ORM) Updated
386 Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (TNG)  
387   Deleted
388   Deleted
389   Deleted
390 Towards a joint European research infrastructure network for coastal observatories (JERICO) Updated
391 Towards an Alliance of European Research Fleets (EUROFLEETS)  
392 Transnational Access to MAMI (MAMI)  
393 Integrative European Research Infrastructure project to integrate, develop and improve major forest genetics and forestry research (TREES4FUTURE) Updated
394 UK Environmental Change Network (ECN)  
395 Veterinary Biocontained facility Network for excellence in animal infectious disease research and experimentation (VetBioNet) Updated
396   Deleted
397 Virtual Atomic and Molecular Data Center (VAMDC)  
398 VISION Advanced Infrastructure for Research (VISIONAIR) Updated
399 VLBI2010 Global Observing System (VGOS)  
400 Virtual Physiological Human Network of Excellence (VPH) Updated
401 Worldwide e-Infrastructure for NMR and structural biology (WeNMR) Updated
402 Ultrafast Nanooptics Research Group - Wigner Research Centre for Physics (UNRG) Updated
403   Deleted
404 World Data Centre for Microorganisms (WDCM) Updated
405 World Data System (WDS)  
406 World Federation for Culture Collections (WFCC)  
407 World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)  
408 WorldWide LHC Computing Grid (wLCG)  
409 Word Wide NMR (WW-NMR) Updated
410 Zoonoses Anticipation and Preparedness Initiative (ZAPI) Updated
411 Other  

Provider Structure Type

No. Provider Type Description Changes v1.13 to v3.00 Changes v1.30 to v3.00 Changes v2.00 to v3.00
1 Single-sited The Provider has one main physical location for users. New New  
2 Distributed The Provider has multiple physical locations but a unified management structure and a single coordination centre.  
3 Mobile The Provider is changing its physical location on a regular basis (e.g., satellites, research vessels).  
4 Virtual The Provider is exclusively an electronic resource/service.  
5 Other    

Provider ESFRI Domain

No. ESFRI Domain Description Changes v1.13 to v3.00 Changes v1.30 to v3.00 Changes v2.00 to v3.00
1 Energy The energy sector is key to social and economic development. Especially in some non-OECD countries the energy sector sees very high growth rates due to rising GDP. However, it contributes significantly to global CO2 emissions. For the EU, the reduction of CO2 emissions in a sustainable framework is a major driver of its energy policy. This provides opportunities for new technologies both for application within and outside of the EU. New New  
2 Environment Environmental sciences are traditionally divided into four research and study domains: ATMOSPHERE, HYDROSPHERE, BIOSPHERE and GEOSPHERE. These different spheres are closely interlinked, and therefore environmental sciences can also be presented according to Grand Challenges, such as loss of biodiversity, pollution, depletion of natural resources, risks, hazards and climate change.  
3 Health & Food There is a broad consensus that future competitiveness in a globalised knowledge economy depends on research capability. Research Infrastructures (RIs) in the Biological, Agri-Food and Medical Sciences – i.e. Health & Food – continue to establish themselves as research, innovation and skills hubs and as a motor for economic impact. This is reflected in increasing levels of industrial access to RIs, and in their European and global positioning.  
4 Physical Sciences & Engineering Research Infrastructures are integral part of the dayto-day activity of Physical Sciences & Engineering. Historically and today the PSE RIs are integrated in the way research is done in these disciplines, and major advances in knowledge are achieved by the research performed at RIs. However, the RIs are much more than research tools; they are truly Hubs of Knowledge & Innovation with a complete multidisciplinary approach and a systematic impact on many areas beyond Physical Sciences and Engineering.  
5 Social & Cultural Innovation Research Infrastructures that support research across and within the Social & Cultural Innovation domain are among the first known infrastructures: libraries, museums and archives are the most obvious examples of this legacy. In today’s digital age, Research Infrastructures in the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) enhance research into the historical, social, economic, political and cultural contexts of the European Union, providing data and knowledge to support its strategies.  
6 Data, Computing and Digital Research Infrastructures In research, as in all fields of society, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has become a key enabling factor for progress. ICT is also changing the modus operandi of research by providing new possibilities for geographically distributed collaboration and sharing. Data-driven science, as well as more and more open access to data and scientific results, is transforming not only how research is conducted, but its overall reach.  
7 Other    

Provider ESFRI Type

No. Provider ESFRI type Changes v1.13 to v3.00 Changes v1.30 to v3.00 Changes v2.00 to v3.00
1 RI is a node of an ESFRI project New New  
2 RI is an ESFRI project  
3 RI is an ESFRI landmark  
4 Not an ESFRI project or landmark  
5 Other  

Provider MERIL Scientific Domain / Subdomain

This list is based on a MERIL result.

No. Scientific Domain   No. Scientific Subdomain Description Changes v1.13 to v3.00 Changes v1.30 to v3.00 Changes v2.00 to v3.00

1

Biological & Medical Sciences

  1 Agronomy, Forestry, Plant Breeding Centres Facilities that enable open field and forest experiments to test the impact of management practices and of environmental conditions on soil, crop, and primary production. These include plants and trees ex-situ collections, experimental facilities for controlled crosses and propagation, and population genetics field testing. The facilities are relevant for Biological- and Environmental Sciences. New New  
  2 Animal Facilities Facilities that provide husbandry of animals and services to the biomedical research community, usually equipped with highly automated systems that provide the best possible conditions for animal reproduction and maintenance. The main activity is the reproduction and maintenance of animal stocks either of inbred strains or genetically engineered animals, such as transgenic and knockout mouse lines, or even chemically-induced mutants.  
  3 Collections of Biological Resources (e.g. Microorganisms, Biobanks and Seed Banks) Facilities for storage of collections of microorganisms, biological material and the associated data and information facilities for a population or a large subset of a population, maintained under controlled conditions (temperature, humidity, atmosphere, etc.). The biological resources, including microorganisms, human/animal cells, tissue, blood and DNA, seeds of crops, trees and wild plant species, are conserved for their genetic endowment. Databases established on these provide holistic information on each accession with scientific descriptors, ethno-botanical/ zoological/microbiological/medical knowledge, including for the purpose of establishing intellectual property rights and ownership over the biomaterial stored  
 

4

Bio-Informatics Facilities

Bioinformatics facilities generate knowledge through computer analysis of biological data. These can consist of the information stored in the genetic code, but also experimental results from various sources, patient statistics, and scientific literature. Research in bioinformatics includes method development for storage, retrieval, and analysis of the data. Bioinformatics is a rapidly developing branch of biology and is highly interdisciplinary, using techniques and concepts from informatics, statistics, mathematics, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, and linguistics. It has many practical applications in different areas of biology and medicine.

 
   
  5 Biological/Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology/Nanotechnology Research Facilities Facilities that are dedicated to application of concepts and methods of bioscience and/or nanoscience, and/or use of living systems and organisms to develop solutions to problems in life- and preclinical sciences using engineering methodologies.  
  6 Biomedical Imaging Facilities Facilities which are equipped for visualisation, characterisation, and measurement of biological processes at the cellular and tissue levels in humans and other living systems.  
  7 Cell Culture Facilities Facilities that are equipped to provide robust support for isolation and culture of a variety of cell lines (like mammalian and insect cell lines, mouse and human embryonic stem cells), including serum preparation, feeders, growth factors and mycoplasma testing, this may be on serum-based or serum-free media.  
  8 Clinical Research Centres Facilities that support patient-oriented research, involving a particular person or group of people or using materials from humans. This research can include: studies of mechanisms of human disease; studies of therapies or interventions for disease; clinical trials; studies to develop new technology related to disease.  
  10 Environmental Health Research Facilities Environmental health research addresses all potential hazards caused to a human being or an animal by external physical, chemical, and biological factors, and all the related factors impacting behaviours. It encompasses the assessment and control of those environmental factors that can potentially affect health. It is targeted towards preventing disease and creating health-supportive environments. This definition excludes behaviour not related to environment, as well as behaviour related to the social and cultural environment, and genetics. This category includes toxicology and infectious diseases facilities as well as epidemiological study centres.  
  11 Genomic, Transcriptomic, Proteomics and Metabolomics Facilities Multiple sites ranging from single laboratory DNA sequencing and RNA transcript analysis facilities run by biologists for their own department's research to high-throughput facilities aimed at providing a sophisticated service for a broad community of biologists run by informaticians, biologists and engineers.
Proteomics: physical chemistry developments for clinical and biological applications getting access to proteins network linked to the physiological and pathological stated of the cells. This includes nutrigenomics research.
 
  12 Structural Biology Facilities Facilities which are equipped for visualisation, characterisation, and measurement of biological processes at the molecular level in humans and other living systems. Main technologies include protein crystallisation, X-ray diffraction, mass spectrometry, DSC.  
  13 Systems Biology/Computational Biology Facilities Laboratories that combine all relevant scientific disciplines and the know-how to integrate experimental data with computational and theoretical approaches with the aim of targeting, understanding and engineering pathways, cells, organs and complete organisms.  
  14 Telemedicine Laboratories and E-Health Technologies E-Health is an emerging concept relating to the use of networked digital ICTs (primarily the Internet) to facilitate the organisation & delivery of health care and services. It encompasses applications for providers and organisations (e.g. for storing, exchanging and using clinical or administrative data, or aiding evidence-based practice) and for citizens and patients (e.g. web- based health information, education, virtual consulting), as well as research applications of e- Health technologies.  
  15 Translational Research Centres Translational Research Centres support the integration of evidence based medicine, social sciences and political sciences with the aim of optimising patient care and preventive measures which may extend beyond healthcare services. This is the process of turning appropriate biological discoveries into drugs and medical devices that can be used in the treatment of patients.  
  16 Other    

2

Chemistry and Material Sciences

  1 Analytical Facilities All facilities where analytical tools are used that are based on one of the following probes or methods: electrons, photons, neutrons, radio frequency, NMR, or analytical chemistry. It does include Surface Science Laboratories dedicated to analysis and characterization of surface and interface phenomena. Different users would come from the scientific domains Chemistry, Earth science, Bio-Medical (including forensic) science and different sensitivities (Analytical Chemistry, electron microscopy laboratories); NMR facilities; surface science laboratories; x- ray diffraction; Electron Microscopy Laboratories, aspects in life sciences, earth, forensics; Surface Science Laboratories.  
  2 Chemical Libraries and Screening Facilities Digital libraries related to chemistry as well as screening facilities.  
  3 Intense Light Sources All facilities that provide access to intense light radiation sources as used for lasers, synchrotrons, Free Electron Lasers. The facilities are relevant to the scientific domains of Physics, Chemistry, Bio-Medical Sciences, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Humanities & Arts, Information Science & Technology; Laser Sources for materials synthesis laboratories; Laser Sources for spectroscopy laboratories; Synchrotron Light Sources and X-Ray Diffraction Facilities.  
  4 Intense Neutron Sources Accelerator-based neutron source facility that provides the intense pulsed neutron beam.  
  5 Materials Synthesis or Testing Facilities All single or multi sited facilities run by engineers and materials scientists to process or test materials with regard to predefined specifications. It includes testing and processing equipment, structural and properties characterization instruments. The facilities are relevant to the scientific domains of Engineering, Materials Sciences, Physics, and Chemistry.  
  6 Pilot Plants for Process Testing Plants where processes in biological or chemical systems, including bioenergy/biorefinery research and food processing research, are tested on a pilot level scale. Biology, Chemistry.  
  7 Reference Material Repositories Facilities providing materials with at least one standardised and fully described property that can be used in measurements e.g. as a standard for calibration of instruments or as reference for measuring other materials.  
  8 Other    

3

Earth and Environmental Sciences

  1 Acoustic Monitoring Stations Non audible very low frequency waves infrasound stations, (volcano meteors monitoring, avalanches, landslides) ; audible frequency stations and hydro acoustic stations (marine mammals, multi-beam, acoustic tomography, echosounders, sodar); high frequency stations ( T-phase stations).  
  2 Atmospheric Measurement Facilities Meteorological stations (all physical parameters that can be observed) ; Global Atmospheric Watch (GAW); Airglow; Ionospheric stations (all sky cameras, ionospheric radar); brewers; lidars; chemical compositions, pollution and radionuclides facilities; This includes atmospheric test chambers, used to conduct controlled experiments for climate change research and atmosphere related problems.  
  3 Earth Observation Satellites Including Optical-IR Earth Observation satellites and Radar Earth Observation satellites.  
  4 Earth, Ocean, Marine, Freshwater, and Atmosphere Data Centres Platforms for the exchange of earth, oceanographic, marine, freshwater and atmospheric data and information, and for advisory services in the field of earth, ocean, marine, freshwater and atmospheric data management. National Data Centres, Designated National Agencies for international data exchange and Satellite Data Centres represent the backbone of the data and information infrastructure. National networks are usually put in place to interconnect the data centres of major national institutes. The overall objective is to significantly improve the overview and access to data and data analysis from government and research institutes.  
  5 Earthquake Simulation Laboratories Facilities that are equipped to do computer-assisted earthquake simulation.  
  6 Environmental Management Infrastructures Pilot facilities and experimental infrastructures for management, ecological restoration and environmental mitigation of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems in natural or degraded conditions (including hydrological and soil management field facilities; decontamination and bioremediation facilities and pilot plants).  
  7 Geothermal Research Facilities Facilities that enable research, development, and demonstration of technologies to advance the use of geothermal energy as a clean, renewable, domestic power source.  
  8 In Situ Earth Observatories Platforms and sensor technologies deployed in situ to collect environmental data (including physical, chemical and biological observations) in support of terrestrial environmental research and management activities. These facilities, including ecological habitat field stations, provide a base for trans-disciplinary research and training, with access to terrestrial field sites for survey and experimental opportunities and often supporting environmental observations and the collection of long-term time series data sets (a.o. on biodiversity).  
  9 In Situ Marine/Freshwater Observatories Platforms and sensor technologies deployed in situ to collect environmental data (including physical, chemical and biological observations) in support of aquatic environmental research and management activities. These facilities, including marine/freshwater research centres, provide a base for trans-disciplinary research and training, with access to marine and freshwater field sites, and equipment (including research vessels that may carry large exchangeable underwater equipment/instruments ) for survey and experimental opportunities and often supporting environmental observations and the collection of long-term time series data sets (a.o. on biodiversity). Typical equipment includes: Buoys; Argo; gliders; autonomous underwater vehicles; remotely operated vehicle (Victor); Tide gauges; deep sea laboratories. Ship-time for stock assessments, polar supply, naval research, and educational courses and non- academic research are not considered in this context. For this inventory the atmospheric measurement facilities are kept as a separate category. This implies that some marine research centres will also fall under this category if they host an atmospheric measurement site.  
  10 Natural History Collections Facilities that serve as a library of organisms have lived and/or are living on Earth and curation sites for materials relevant for planetary exploration. They contribute to specific research and public education in an easily accessible venue.  
  11 Polar and Cryospheric Research Infrastructures Arctic and Antarctic stations; high altitude and mountain stations; heavy
icebreakers; International Partnerships in Ice Core Sciences (IPICS); ANDRILL; Polar Ionospheric stations.
 
  12 Research Aircraft -  
  13 Solid Earth Observatories, including Seismological Monitoring Stations Drilling platforms and sensor technologies deployed to collect solid earth data and material in support of solid earth research and management activities. This includes facilities that collect seismological data to be added to the European Integrated Data Archive (EIDA) and made available to the scientific community.
Integrated Ocean Drilling Programme (IODP) and Integrated Continental Drilling Programme (ICDP); Sediment Coring Archives; VLBI stations.
 
  14 Other    

4

Engineering & Energy

  1 Aerospace and Aerodynamics Research Facilities Single-sited facilities providing a controlled wind stream in which objects (aircrafts, vehicles, buildings) are placed in order to measure their aerodynamic properties, using for instance lasers and/or simulate an operation and control during flight/ drive; includes wind tunnels.  
  2 Civil Engineering Research Infrastructures Single-sited, distributed or virtual facilities for the design, construction, testing (including the use of shaking tables) and maintenance of non-military, non-aerospace or non-mechanical large structures, typically including large buildings, transport infrastructures, bridges, dams, tunnels, sewers, plus river, coastal and public health engineering.  
  3 Electrical and Optical Engineering Facilities Single- or multi-sited facilities that offer scientists and engineers access to devices for handling light, utilizing properties of light, and detecting light or access to infrastructure for research and development in the fields of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism. These infrastructures may either broadly deal with electrical or electronic engineering, or be focused specifically on some of the numerous subtopics, like electronics, electric power, telecommunications, control systems, or other.  
  4 Energy Engineering Facilities (non-nuclear) Combustion, solar, wind, production & distribution, includes, combustion test facilities and associated technologies.  
  5 Marine & Maritime Engineering Facilities Experimental facilities in the fields of hydraulics, geophysical fluid dynamics, ship dynamics and ice engineering research. These include: Basins (both for marine research with waves and/or (tidal) currents and research on inland water issues); multi-directional wave basins; flumes (both for marine research and for research on inland water issues); towing tanks for ship dynamics research; cavitation tunnels; rotation basins for research on Coriolis-dominated issues; facilities for ice research; other hydraulic facilities. The facilities are relevant for the scientific domains Engineering, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Marine and Polar Sciences  
  6 Mechanical Engineering Facilities Facilities dedicated to manufacturing, assembly and testing of components and systems offering services related to control, integration and realization of products and processes including modelling and simulation tools. Processing technology, road-transport vehicle development and testing are included.  
  7 Other    

5

Humanities & Arts

  1 Collections Sets of often unique objects and items of different types collected usually to be exhibited. Collections normally include a collecting policy for new acquisitions, so only objects and items in certain categories and of a certain quality are accepted into the collection. Objects in a collection are normally catalogued, traditionally in a card index, but nowadays this is being replaced by computerized database also for physical collections. These type of RIs are particularly relevant for the humanities, which often deal with the study of unique artefacts, but they can be relevant for other domains, such as social sciences, life and environmental sciences.
PHYSICAL: Museums, Galleries, Analogue audio/visual/multimedia collections, Archaeology, Anthropology and Ethnology Collections, Arts & Art History Collections, Music and Instrument Collections, Datasets (e.g. analogue audio/visual/multimedia datasets).
DIGITAL: Archaeology, Anthropology and Ethnology Collections, Arts & Art History Collections, Digitised Manuscript Collections, Music and Instrument Collections, Virtual museums, Virtual galleries, Datasets.
 
  2 Repositories Locations for storage of often unique objects and items of different nature, in general for preservation purposes. Repositories not only have the function to store objects and items but they also guarantee access for future retrieval and study. This type of RI in its general definition is relevant to all scientific domains (for instance as far as physical or virtual facility for the deposit of academic publications such as academic journal articles are concerned); however, some humanities disciplines strongly rely on specific repositories for its analysis.
PHYSICAL: Analogue audio/visual/multimedia repositories, Archaeology, Anthropology and Ethnology Repositories, Arts & Art History Repositories.
DIGITAL: Data repositories (e.g. digital library), Archaeology, Anthropology and Ethnology Repositories, Arts & Art History Repositories, Digitised Manuscript Repositories.
 
  3 Databases Structured sets of data for one or more purposes, usually in digital form. The term database applies to the data and their supporting data structures. The utilisation of databases is spread across all scientific disciplines. Databases are therefore RIs relevant to all scientific domains. Databases in the form of structured meta-data as well as analytical data organised usually within a relational model have been extensively developed as RIs in the Humanities with increasing uptake in all its disciplines: Archaeology, Anthropology and Ethnology Databases, Arts & Art History Databases, History Databases, Digitised Manuscript Databases.  
  4 Conceptual Models Explicit formalisations that map a concept to its intended semantics. Conceptual models are adopted in every research domain (e.g. economic models, mathematical models). In the humanities, however, some conceptual models have developed into RIs indispensable to structure a certain knowledge domain, such as is the case for thesauri and taxonomies (also very much used in life sciences) which have a long tradition in supporting analytical efforts especially in linguistics. Increasingly, digital models built around conceptual ontologies and networks are being developed for modelling specific research domain or for cross-referencing purposes in the Humanities.  
  5 Research Archives Accounting normally for organised sets of unpublished and almost always unique historical records, or the physical place they are located, archives contain primary source documents (texts, maps, pictures etc.) in physical but also increasingly digital form (e.g. text archives structured in databases) that have accumulated over the course of an individual or organisation's lifetime. In general, archives consist of records that have been selected for permanent or long-term preservation on grounds of their enduring cultural, historical, or evidentiary value. Archives are thus particularly relevant to the Humanities, chiefly to historians but also to many other Humanities researchers dealing with primary sources of various kinds. A scientific discipline called archival science, dedicated to the study and practice of organising, preserving, and providing access to information and materials in archives, has established itself within the Humanities: History Archives, Literature and Text Archives.  
  6 Research Libraries Traditionally, large collections of books, or the place in which the collection is housed. However, the term library has extended its meaning to refer to any collection, including digital sources, resources, and services. The collections can be of print, audio, and visual materials in numerous formats, including maps, prints, documents, microform (microfilm/microfiche), CDs, cassettes, videotapes, DVDs, video games, e-books, audiobooks and many other electronic resources. A research library is a collection of useful material for research use. A library is organised for use and maintained by a public body, an institution, a corporation, or a private individual. In addition to providing materials, libraries also provide the services of librarians who are experts at finding and organising information and at interpreting information needs.
Modern libraries are increasingly being redefined as places to get unrestricted access to information in many formats and from many sources. They are extending services beyond the physical walls of a building, by providing material accessible by electronic means, and by providing the assistance of librarians in navigating and analysing tremendous amounts of information with a variety of digital tools. Libraries are valuable to all scientific domains; however, they are of specific relevance to Humanities research which relies on access to historical and rare collections of unique artefacts (e.g. primary sources such as ancient manuscripts) and other sources to study those artefacts and works (secondary and tertiary sources) usually held within libraries and otherwise hardly accessible. A scientific discipline called library and information science, an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary field dedicated to the analysis, collection, organisation, classification, manipulation, preservation, retrieval and dissemination of information resources, has established itself at the crossroads between social sciences, humanities and computer sciences. Historically, library science has also included archival science.
 
  7 Research Bibliographies Large-scale systematic lists of books and other works such as journal articles, reference and access resources. They can be physical publications (i.e. bound volumes) or digital (indexes and catalogues usually in the form of databases).
They can be generally divided into enumerative bibliography, which results in an overview of publications in a particular category, and analytical, or critical, bibliography, which studies the production of research material (in the form of books as well as other formats, including recordings, motion pictures, videos, graphic objects, databases, CD-ROMs and websites). As a bibliography can be produced in any field, it could be considered a transversal category; however it is Humanities research especially that has traditionally relied on such tools to systematise its fields of enquiry – spanning centuries of relevant publications for many humanities disciplines – and circumscribe its research domain.
 
  8 Other    

6

Information Science & Technology

  1 Centralised Computing Facilities Single-sited facilities with a centralised control that enable high performance computing through supercomputers. These are relevant to all scientific domains.  
  2 Communication Networks Facilities responsible, at national or international levels, for the provision of data communications networks, capacity and services to the research and education community in all scientific domains. The networks typically connect other networks at international, regional or metropolitan level.  
  3 Complex Data Facilities Facilities to store huge and high dimensional data volumes and apply statistical methods to classify or cluster the data in order to extract valuable information. The facilities are relevant to Bio-Medical Sciences; Earth and Environmental Sciences; Physics; Astrophysics; Social Sciences.  
  4 Distributed Computing Facilities Facilities for virtualisation, grid and cloud computing, or capability computing that are loosely coupled, heterogeneous, and geographically dispersed distributed system with non-interactive workloads that involve a large number of files. They federate, share and coordinate distributed resources from different organisations that are not subject to centralized control, using open, general-purpose and in some cases standard protocols and interfaces to deliver non-trivial qualities of service relevant to all scientific domains.  
  5 Software Service Facilities Facilities that provide access to well fabricated software for modelling, simulation, development, control and optimization, including software libraries/ repositories or support services for the implementation of the software, their maintenance and adaptation to new hardware platforms as well consultation regarding proper use of the software as well as training facilities for users. These are relevant to all scientific domains.  
  6 Other    

7

Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Mathematics

  1 Astro-Particle and Neutrino Detectors and Observatories Range of detectors/observatories, using interactions in water or ice for detecting astrophysical neutrinos, interactions in liquid noble gases or solids for searching for dark matter particles, and light emission in the atmosphere for the detection of gamma rays from astrophysical sources.  
  2 Centres for Advanced Research in Mathematics Research Centres hosting researchers and organizing scientific events at a high level. Three different types of centres can be distinguished according to their aim: a) centres organizing high level one week conferences in mathematics or their interface with sciences and industry; b) centres organizing, over three or more months, targeted advanced scientific programmes at doctoral level or on specific research challenges; c) high-level research institutes with few permanent positions and a highly developed visitor’s programme. (High level mathematics, interface between mathematics and other sciences).  
  3 Centres for Development of Industrial Mathematics Centres devoted to the development of the interface between mathematics and industry. Their research groups offer a wide range of mathematical expertise and are able to interact with scientists from other disciplines (life sciences, bio-medicine, material sciences, engineering, computer sciences, physics, social sciences, etc.) both in the academic or industrial frameworks. (Industrial mathematics, applied mathematics).  
  4 Cross-Disciplinary Centres in Mathematics Specialised structures devoted to the interaction of mathematics with other sciences (e.g. biology, genomics, chemistry, computer sciences …). These structures strive at developing new areas of research where mathematics is known to play a founding role as it did in the development of physics. (Cross-disciplinary centres; mathematical sciences; interaction of mathematics).  
  5 Extreme Conditions Facilities All facilities where materials are studied under extreme physical conditions as in High Magnetic Field Laboratories, High Pressure Laboratories, Low Temperature Laboratories, High Radiation Facilities, and Microgravity platforms.  
  6 Gravitational Wave Detectors and Observatories Instruments using laser interferometry between freely hung test masses up to several km apart in vacuum. The lengths of two perpendicular arms, defined by the test masses, are compared and fluctuations in the arm length differences are recorded and analysed for potential GW signals. Links to earth observation.  
  7 High Energy Physics Facilities High Energy Physics Facilities include accelerators, colliders, targets, light sources and detectors of high energy particles through electrostatic or oscillating fields accelerating particles to speeds sufficient to cause nuclear and particle reactions.  
  8 Mathematics Centres of Competence Mathematics centres of competence develop mathematical models for applications in all sciences and engineering, including social sciences, and medicine. They analyse the models, develop and implement algorithms for the simulation of the models as well as for the optimization and control of the involved processes. They provide transversal competences which allow transferring concepts and methods from one specific science to another and they also provide consulting concerning the use of methods and their implementation for specific applications. When needed, they generate the basic mathematical theory that is needed to perform the described tasks. (Mathematical modelling; numerical and statistical simulation; control theory; optimization; mathematical algorithm repository).  
  9 Micro and Nanotechnology Facilities Micro and nanotechnology facilities deals with the understanding and control of matter at the nanoscale and microscales, at dimensions between approximately 1 and 1000 nanometres, involving imaging, measuring, modelling, and manipulating matter at this length scale.  
  10 Nuclear Research Facilities Nuclear Physics facilities include accelerators, colliders, targets and detectors to study the atomic nucleus, the nuclear matter including its fusion and fission. The facilities can be classified according to their objects of study (hadrons, nuclei, applications), the probes that are used to investigate them (lepton/ photon or hadron/heavy ion beams), or simply by the size of the facility and the type of reactions involved in the various nuclear processes.  
  11 Safety Handling Facilities Facilities that are required to handle materials that potentially cause biosafety, chemical, radioactive, explosive, or engineering hazards. Also clean rooms and Actinide Handling Facilities would be included. Includes Biosecurity Level-4 Laboratories.  
  12 Space Environment Test Facilities Includes planetary/space environment simulation chambers and space environment exposure facilities as well as space plasma physics facilities  
  13 Telescopes Includes ground-based telescopes with (1) optical and/or near infrared telescopes, interferometers or (2) reflector telescopes with mirrors of different diameters, operating at radio frequencies, or infrared and/or optical wavelengths and (3) Space-borne telescopes orbiting the earth including a wide range of wavelengths, from gamma-rays to the radio.  
  14 Underground Laboratories Underground spaces providing experimental areas of reduced cosmic ray background, reduced seismic noise etc. for a range of experiments in physics and particle astrophysics. Open to members of collaborations involved in installing and running experiments. These facilities also have relevance to ICT and Material Sciences, Environment, Biological and Medical Sciences, Physics.  
  15 Other    

8

Social Sciences

  1 Data Archives, Data Repositories and Collections A digital data archive is a centre of expertise in data acquisition, preservation, management, dissemination and promotion of an access to the national and international collections and repositories of digital data. These type of RIs are particularly acute to the social sciences, which often rely on the aggregation of longitudinal data, and to the humanities, which often rely on preservation, but they can be relevant for other domains, particularly, the life and environmental sciences and the medical sciences.  
  2 Data mining and Analysis (Methodological) Centres, including statistical analysis Centres of expertise or methodological resources for extracting patterns from large data sets by combining methods from statistics and artificial intelligence. These RIs enable researchers to overcome the challenge of working with increasingly larger data-sets. Data-mining and statistical techniques populate every scientific domain but what counts as data is domain specific. Therefore, this category should be understood as specific to social sciences because it refers to data in the social sciences.  
  3 National Statistical Facilities (offices) Centres of expertise responsible for the collection and publication of statistics related to the economy, population and society at international, national and regional levels. These infrastructures have been traditionally created by the states but constitute as well powerful resources for the social scientists in particular.  
  4 Registers and Survey-led Studies/Databases Organized and systematic collection of data (time or spatial series) for one or more purposes (research, evidence-based policy, non-governmental organisations) in digital form or not. These type of RIs are particularly acute to the social sciences, which often rely on the aggregation of masses of longitudinal data but they can be relevant for all the other domains, that is, the humanities, the life and environmental sciences, the physical sciences and engineering, and the medical sciences.  
  5 Research Data Service Facilities Facilities for clustering research data and making it permanently accessible, as well as facilities for the provision of all sorts of data services. These often include meta-infrastructures. These types of RIs are particularly relevant to Humanities and Arts; Social Sciences, Medical sciences.  
  6 Other    
9 Other   1 Other    

 

Provider Area of Activity

No. Provider Area of Activity Changes v1.13 to v3.00 Changes v1.30 to v3.00 Changes v2.00 to v3.00
1 Basic research New New  
2 Applied research  
3 Technological development  
4 Other  

Provider Societal Grand Challenges

No. Provider Societal Grand Challenges Changes v1.13 to v3.00 Changes v1.30 to v3.00 Changes v2.00 to v3.00
1 Health, demographic change and wellbeing New New  
2 Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research, and the Bioeconomy  
3 Secure, clean and efficient energy  
4 Smart, green and integrated transport  
5 Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials  
6 Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective societies  
7 Secure societies – protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens  
8 Other  

 

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