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Infrastructure Funding in the Life Sciences

Objective

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.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/analytical chemistry/mass spectrometry

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

DEUTSCHE FORSCHUNGSGEMEINSCHAFT
Address
Kennedyallee 40
53175 Bonn
Germany
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 208 620
Administrative Contact
Johannes Janssen (Dr.)

Participants (15)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 106 700
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Benoit Dardelet
BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 138 800
Address
North Star Avenue Polaris House
SN2 1UH Swindon
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nigel Brown (Prof.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 103 822
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Giuseppe Martini (Dr.)
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 103 822
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carmine Marchetti (Dr.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 106 700
Address
Laan Van Nieuw Oost Indie 300
2593 CE Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kaspar, Maria Hubertus Maessen (Dr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 84 188
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mar Garcia-Ferrer (Ms.)
HARIDUS-JA TEADUS MINISTEERIUM
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 84 188
Address
Munga, 18
50088 Tartu
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Madis Saluveer (Dr.)
RANNSOKNAMIDSTOD ISLANDS
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 95 872
Address
Borgartuni 30
105 Reykjavik
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rebekka Valsdottir (Dr.)
ETHNIKO IDRYMA EREVNON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 84 423
Address
Vas Konstantinou 48
11635 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Argyroula Sigala (Ms.)
THE CZECH SCIENCE FOUNDATION
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 30 688
Address
Evropska 2589 33 B
160 00 Praha
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Veronika Paleckova (Dr.)
FONDS VOOR WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK-VLAANDEREN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 10 700
Address
Egmontstraat 5
1000 Brussel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Elisabeth Monard (Dr.)
HERMANN VON HELMHOLTZ-GEMEINSCHAFT DEUTSCHER FORSCHUNGSZENTREN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 10 700
Address
Ahrstrasse 45
53175 Bonn
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tania Lieckweg (Dr.)
THE WELLCOME TRUST LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Gibbs Building, Euston Road 215
NW1 2BE London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alan John Schafer (Dr.)
BUNDESMINISTERIUM FUER DIGITALISIERUNG UND WIRTSCHAFTSSTANDORT
Austria
Address
Stubenring 1
1010 Vienna
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eva Maria Götz (Dr.)
MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 30 688
Address
North Star Avenue Polaris House 2 Floor David Phillips Building
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Deborah Stephens (Ms.)