European research policy context


The European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) was launched in 2002 with the objective to identify and address the scientific needs of research infrastructures (RI) in Europe for the next 10-20 years.

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The Biological and Medical Science projects (ESFRI BMS) on the ESFRI roadmap meet regularly to discuss common issues. The ESFRI BMS group is in close contact with the ESFRI Health and Food Strategic Working Group (SWG). The ESFRI BMS group has published several common position papers on policy issues and works together in the BioMedBridges and EMTRAIN projects.

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INFRAFRONTIER Preparatory Phase project

The INFRAFRONTIER project was one of six research infrastructure projects for biomedical research that was included in the first ESFRI Roadmap in 2006, and as result received EC-funding for the INFRAFRONTIER Preparatory Phase project.

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