Newsletter November 2017 – Wissenschaftspolitik

Wissenschaftspolitik - Politique scientifique

LERU Identifies Four Golden Principles to Underpin Europe’s Medium-sized Research Infrastructures
The League of European Research Universities (LERU) proposes four golden principles for enhancing the competitiveness of medium-sized research infrastructures in Europe.
Medium-sized research infrastructures (up to 10 M€ initial cost or 1-5 M€ annual
cost) have a considerable, yet currently largely untapped potential to enhance
scientific excellence and promote collaboration in modern research. The European
Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) focuses on the role of largescale
research infrastructures, whereas little attention has been paid to the role of
medium-sized research infrastructures (RIs) in Europe and how facility sharing,
(transnational) access, international coordination and sustainability can be

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