Infrastructure Funding in the Life Sciences

akronüüm: ERA-INSTRUMENTS
algus: 2008-04-01
lõpp: 2011-09-30
 
programm: FP7 - Euroopa Liidu 7. raamprogramm
alaprogramm: INFRA - Teadustöö infrastruktuurid
instrument: CSA-CA - Koordineerivad ja toetavad tegevused - koordineerivad tegevused
projektikonkurss: FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2007-1
projekti number: 211928
kestus kuudes: 42
partnerite arv: 16
 
lühikokkuvõte: It has become increasingly obvious that concepts and strategies for research infrastructure (RI) funding should be harmonised and coordinated within the EU. ESFRI has determined requirements for European RI funding and has presented a roadmap. Growing attention is paid to life sciences that rely on RIs of a less centralised, but more networked dimension. There is a clear need for action in the interdisciplinary area between physics, chemistry, biology and medical sciences as cutting edge instrumentation becomes increasingly expensive and, yet, indispensable for world-class research. However, promotion of research policies, apart from the ESFRI projects, has been restricted so far to national efforts without managing these actions with a European view. Funding and research organisations can not afford to remain at the national stage with world-wide competition for the best scientists and the most promising projects. Frontier research is international since long and funding organisations have to follow scientists to the European level. ERA-Instruments aims at initiating coordination and a sustainable network of ministries, charities, funding agencies and research councils active in funding of life science RI. This European platform of relevant stake-holders will set up comprehensive tools for adequate treatment of instrumentation related topics enabling conclusions for research policies on both a national and European level. The ERA-NET will focus on bioanalytical instrumentation (incl. post-genomic high-throughput techniques) such as NMR, mass spectrometry, microscopy, microarray platforms etc. These mid-size equipments have become an essential and strategic strength for European countries. The ERA-NET can build on the broad experience with RI funding of its partners. Contacts to the scientists will thus remain close and continuous. Promotion of RI funding in FP-7 and support for new member states will also strengthen the position of European research.
partneri jrk nr ja roll partneri nimi riik kontaktisik koduleht
1 koordinaator DEUTSCHE FORSCHUNGSGEMEINSCHAFT DE Johannes Janssen http://www.dfg.de
2 partner CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE FR Benoit Dardelet http://www.cnrs.fr
3 partner BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL UK Nigel Brown
4 partner CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE IT Giuseppe Martini http://www.cnr.it
5 partner AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE,L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE IT Carmine Marchetti http://www.enea.it
6 partner NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK NL Kaspar, Maria Hubertus Maessen http://www.nwo.nl
7 partner AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS ES Mar Garcia-Ferrer http://www.csic.es
8 partner Haridus- ja Teadusministeerium EE Madis Saluveer http://www.hm.ee
9 partner THE ICELANDIC CENTRE FOR RESEARCH IS Rebekka Valsdottir http://www.rannis.is
10 partner ETHNIKO IDRYMA EREVNON EL Argyroula Sigala http://www.eie.gr
11 partner THE CZECH SCIENCE FOUNDATION CZ Veronika Paleckova
12 partner FONDS VOOR WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK BE Elisabeth Monard http://www.fwo.be
13 partner HERMANN VON HELMHOLTZ-GEMEINSCHAFT DEUTSCHER FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM EV DE Tania Lieckweg http://www.helmholtz.de
14 partner THE WELLCOME TRUST LIMITED UK Alan John Schafer http://www.wellcome.ac.uk
15 partner BUNDESMINISTERIUM FUR WISSENSCHAFT UND FORSCHUNG BMWF AT Eva Maria Götz http://www.bmwf.gv.at
16 partner MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL UK Deborah Stephens http://www.mrc.ac.uk