ICRI 2022 Side Event | Long-term sustainability of small and mid-scale distributed Research Infrastructure projects
The European Science Foundation, the MOSBRI Project, the VITALISE Project and EuroPlanet are co-organising a side event within the framework of the ICRI 2022 Conference in Brno regarding “Long-term sustainability of small and mid-scale distributed RI projects”. The event will take place on Wednesday, 19 October 2022 from 9:00-12:00am in a hybrid form, with in-person attendance capacity and unlimited online participation spots.
- Date: Wednesday, 19 October 2022
- Time: 9:00-12:00
- Location: Brno, Czech Republic (and online)
- Venue (in-person attendance): Best Western Premier Hotel International Brno (Husova 16/200, 602 00 Brno-střed, Czechia)
- Virtual participation: Link provided upon registration
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This side event aims to contribute to the ICRI 2022 priority topic “Developing an integrated RI system” by addressing small- and mid-scale distributed Research Infrastructures and networked facilities that contribute significantly to the overall RI landscape and offer services to the academic and industrial research communities.
More than 100 RI projects in all fields of science have been or are currently funded by the European Commission INFRAIA scheme, either as “starting” or “advanced” communities. The aim of this side event is to showcase different avenues for addressing the sustainability of these RI projects and their services. In addition, more mature and consolidated RIs will be invited to exchange experiences in a co-creation session in a mutual learning process. The outcomes of this event will support and guide Research Infrastructure projects from various fields when exploring potential sustainability alternatives.
Session 1: Presentations of sustainability approaches from 9 RI projects
Session 1 will feature short presentations from participating RI projects highlighting their approaches to sustainability. Speakers from the following projects will present their sustainability plans:
- Verónica Willmott Puig (ARICE)
- Aude Garsès (ESTEEM3)
- Phil Brown (EUFAR)
- Giuseppe Magnifico (EurOcean)
- Vittorio Morandi (EuroNanoLab)
- Angelica Facoetti (HITRIplus)
- Anastassis Perrakis (iNEXT-Discovery)
- Evdokimos Konstantinidis (VITALISE)
- Thomas Elias Cocolios (PRISMAP)
- Stefan Jungbluth (TRANSVAC)
- Keith T. Ballingall (VetBioNet)
- Anne Charlotte Joubert (ENRIITC) – RI Industry Relationships: European network of research infrastructures & industry for collaboration
Session 2: Co-creation & mutual learning exercise on sustaibability, visibility & impact of RIs
Session 2 employs a co-creation and mutual learning exercise addressing the topics of:
- Sustainability of distributed RIs – funding models and operational solutions (for activities other than access to services: e.g., R&I, harmonisation of standards, Open Science, education and networking activities)
- Sustainability of services – TNA: physical, remote, and virtual access
- Visibility and impact of RIs activities including catalogues of services, outreach activities to all types of users and the public.
The session will be moderated by Despoina Petsani (VITALISE), Sabine Philippin (ATMO-ACCESS) and Claudia Alen Amaro (RI-VIS).
Session 3: Roundtable discussion on the outcomes of the co-creation session & way forward
Session 3 will conclude this side event by a roundtable discussion summarizing the outcomes of the co-creation session, lessons learnt and way forward.
The Co-Chairs of this roundtable discussion are Patrick England (MOSBRI), Nigel Mason (EuroPlanet) and the Panel Members are:
- Anne-Charlotte Fauvel (EATRIS)
- Annika Thies (eRImote)
- Cecilia Blasetti (Wayforlight)
- Barbara Schramm – ReMade@ARI
- Michel Boër – AgroServ
- Agnes Robin, European Commission