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Title: Advances in Sharing and Managing Knowledge about European Research Infrastructures
Authors: Beckers, Paul 
Jägerhorn, Martin 
Höllrigl, Thorsten 
Keywords: research information management;research infrastructures;European Research Area (ERA);MERIL;European Science Foundation (ESF)
Issue Date: 8-Jun-2012
Publisher: euroCRIS
Source: Keith G. Jeffery, Jan Dvořák (eds.), "e-Infrastructures for Research and Innovation Linking Information Systems to Improve Scientific Knowledge Production": Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Current Research Information Systems (2012), p. 129-138
Series/Report no.: CRIS2012: 11th International Conference on Current Research Information Systems (Prague, June 6-9, 2012)
Conference: CRIS2012 Conference 
Research excellence requires excellent research infrastructures. Given the important role of research infrastructures for scientific discoveries and innovation, the European scientific community and policy
makers have expressed their needs for a comprehensive database of research infrastructures in Europe. The European Commission funded MERIL initiative (Mapping of the European Research Infrastructure
Landscape), which is coordinated by the European Science Foundation (ESF), aims to achieve an inventory of research infrastructures of European relevance and to make the information publicly available through an interactive online portal, which will be launched during the Autumn 2012. In this paper, we describe the initiative and discuss the driving forces, challenges and solutions for establishing a system which sustainably provides its stakeholders with the desired key information on Research Infrastructure of European relevance.
Presented at the CRIS2012 Conference in Prague.-- 10 pages.-- Full conference programme available at:
ISBN: 978-80-86742-33-5
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