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11 new Research Infrastructures included in ESFRI Roadmap 2021

Selected Research Infrastructures include OPERAS and SoBigData++

ESFRI, the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (RI), confirms their €4.1 billion investment in excellent science contributing to address European challenges and includes 11 new RI's in its 2021 Roadmap Update.

Following a two-year long evaluation and selection procedure, ESFRI proudly announces the 11 proposals that have been scored high for their science case and maturity for implementation and will be included as new Projects in the ESFRI 2021 Roadmap Update

EGI is happy to be involved in two of the selected RI's, OPERAS and SoBigData++. Both RI's will significantly support a key EU priority, Digital Transition:

  • OPERAS - Open Access in the European Research Area through Scholarly Communication, the distributed RI to enable Open Science and upgrade scholarly communication practices in the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in line with the European Open Science Cloud. 
  • SoBigData++ - European Integrated Infrastructure for Social Mining and Big Data Analytics, a resource for sharing datasets, methods, research skills and computational resources for supporting the comprehension of social phenomena through the lens of Big Data. 

Read the full press release, with an overview of all 11 selected RI's, here.


About the ESFRI Roadmap
ESFRI has established a European Roadmap for Research Infrastructures (new and major upgrades, pan-European interest) for the next 10-20 years, stimulates the implementation of these facilities, and updates the roadmap as needed. The ESFRI Roadmap arguably contains the best European science facilities based on a thorough evaluation and selection procedure. It combines ESFRI Projects, which are new Research Infrastructures in progress towards implementation, and ESFRI Landmarks successfully implemented Research Infrastructures enabling excellent science.