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Work Programme (2004-2006) for the specific programme for research, technological development and demonstration [...]Support for Research Infrastructures, 30.03.2005, Commission Decision C(2005)969

Funded under: FP6-INFRASTRUCTURES

Abstract

The ability of Europe's research teams to remain at the forefront of all fields of science and technology depends on their being supported by state-of-the-art infrastructures. The term "research infrastructures" refers to facilities and resources that provide essential services to the research community in both academic and/or industrial domains. Research infrastructures may be "single-sited" (single resource at a single location), "distributed" (a network of distributed resources, including infrastructures based on Grid-type architectures), or "virtual" (the service being provided electronically).
Examples include singular large-scale research installations, collections, special habitats, libraries, data-bases, integrated arrays of small research installations, highcapacity/ high-speed communications networks (e.g. Géant), networks of computing facilities (e.g. Grids), as well as infrastructural centres of competence which provide a service for the wider research community based on an assembly of techniques and know-how.
The overall objective of this activity is to promote the development of a fabric of research infrastructures of the highest quality and performance in Europe, and their optimum use on a European scale based on the needs expressed by the research community.

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Record Number: 7002 / Last updated on: 2005-09-22
Category: WORK