The Importance of Research Infrastructures

Our Conference on The Importance of Research Infrastructures is coming up and you are kindly invited to book the date in your calendar:

Tuesday, 6 October 2020

14:00 – 17:00 EECT (UTC +3) / 13:00 – 16:00 CEST (UTC +2)

Sofia, Bulgaria (online event)


Research infrastructures are facilities, resources and services used by the research community to conduct research and promote innovation. They facilitate scientific research within national settings, across borders and in global collaborations. They are of outmost importance for the pursuit of scientific knowledge in a world where research and science becomes more sophisticated and complex and collaboration is key. The role of research infrastructures is evolving and are becoming more and more part of a connected ecosystem forming a unique resource for advanced research and interdisciplinary analysis of complex scientific problems.

The future of scientific research will call for a deeper and more widespread multidisciplinary collaboration. This will emphasize the need of research seeking to optimize the precondition of securing sustainable scientific collaboration.


The current role of research infrastructures

Research infrastructures: Why do we need them?

EuroBioimaging: Federica Paina, External Relations Manager at Euro-BioImaging ERIC Bio-Hub
INFRAFRONTIER: Michael Raess, Head of General Management of Infrafrontier GmbH
MIRRI: Rosa Aznar, Professor of Microbiology, University of Valencia and Director of the Spanish Type Culture Collection

The future of research infrastructures

Covid – what can infrastructures do going forward

EU-OS: Bahne Stechmann, Scientific Strategy Officer, EU OPENSCREEN
INSTRUCT: Susan Daenke, European Programme Manager at University of Oxford and Instruct Hub Coordinator
ERINHA: Diana Stepanyan-Yerdamian, Communication & International Affairs Lead chez ERINHA
ELIXIR: Andrew Smith, Head of External Relations at ELIXIR

The importance of infrastructures on the way to personalised health

Infrastructures Role in developing Personalized Health

ECRIN Jacques Demotes-Mainard, Director General, ECRIN
EATRIS Toni Andreu, Scientific Director, EATRIS
BBMRI, Francesco Florindi, Strategic & Partnership Manager, BBMRI

Moderators and Guests

Bogi Eliassen

Bogi Eliasen

Associated partner
Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies
Dr. Michael Raess


Dr. Michael Raess

Biologist and research manager, Head of General Management
Diana Stepanyan


Diana Stepanyan

Communication and External Affairs Manager
European Research Infrastructure on Highly Pathogenic Agents (ERINHA)


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