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Pilot for a new model of Integrating Activities


The main objective of this topic is the provision of access to research infrastructures and the harmonisation of national and European procedures for providing access. Proposals will mobilise a comprehensive group of several key research infrastructures in a given large domain as well as other stakeholders (e.g. public authorities, funding agencies, technological partners, research institutions) from different Member States, Associated Countries and other third countries[[See the Eligibility and admissibility conditions for this call.]] when appropriate, in particular when they offer complementary or more advanced services than those available in Europe.

Proposals should include a plan and effective commitment towards the optimum integration of the research infrastructure services of the different but close communities under the Pilot scheme, as well as activities to monitor the related progress. This integration will be an element of the evaluation of the Pilot scheme and will help developing this s

European researchers need effective and convenient access to the best research infrastructures in order to conduct research for the advancement of knowledge and technology. The aim of this action is to facilitate access to the best research infrastructures of different but close communities gathered in larger domains, ensuring their optimal use and the common improvement of their services.

  • Harmonisation of national and European procedures for providing access and coordination of national and European funders for the provision oftrans-national access to research infrastructures is fostered.
  • Models, mechanisms and practices to establish the optimal conditions for the long-term engagement of funders in making trans-national access sustainable beyond the EU funding are assessed, tested and/or developed
  • Researchers will have simplified and more efficient trans-national access to a wider and integrated set of advanced research infrastructure services, from different but close communities, to conduct leading-edge, multidisciplinary research. They benefit from an increased focus on user needs.
  • Operators of related infrastructures develop synergies and complementary capabilities, leading to improved and harmonised services. Economies of scale and improved use of resources across Europe are also realised due to less duplication of services, common development and