RICH animations and videos on Research Infrastructures

How can National Contact Points support you in submitting competitive proposals under the Research Infrastructures programme? How can a researcher profit from the Transnational and Virtual Access opportunities to the best European research infrastructures? Which are the features of the Research Infrastructures in Europe?

RICH, the Network of the National Contact Points for H2020-Research Infrastructures programme, has produced 2 animations and 2 video films ( to answer all these questions. The animations explain the role of the National Contact Points and the idea of Transnational Access. The videos are portraits of research infrastructures which offer Transnational Access to researchers in different research areas. Next two videos will be produced soon.

Transnational Access: the researchers' experience

Maciek Dobras has a Master of Public Health, Management and Leadership from the University of Sheffield and works today for the Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine in Lodz, Poland. For the past four years he has been involved in several EU projects. Currently, he is the manager of the e-CAPACIT8 project (co-funded by the 2nd Health Programme of the EU) and national expert in a study concerning 'Safer and healthier work at any age', performed for the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work. Adrien Frontenaud is 27 and PhD Candidate in International and Development Economics at the University of Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée (France).

Both of them profited from the Transnational Access opportunity offered by the InGRID – Inclusive Growth Research Infrastructures. Find out more about their experience! 

RICH Experct Seminar on Open Science

The way in which scientific research and its upstream and downstream activities are carried out is fundamentally changing. “Open Science” will unleash a new paradigm of social engagement and innovation, powered by the Research e-Infrastructure and the regulations shaping the European Open Science Cloud. An expert seminar organized by the RICH project brought together the views from Rachel Bruce (Jisc, UK), Reme Melero (FOSTER project) and Thomas Crouzier ( RICH factsheet summarizes the outcomes of the event.

Presentations of RICH Symposium on Funding Instruments for RIs online

RICH, the network of National Contact Points for Research Infrastructures, in cooperation with the European Commission’s Research and Innovation Directorate-General, organised the Symposium on European Funding Instruments for the development of Research Infrastructures on Tuesday 19 April 2016, in Madrid. The event, that attracted more than 150 participants from all over Europe, provided a a comprehensive view of the financial possibilities that the European RIs can consider in order to fully exploit their research capacities and services.

VIDEOS & presentations of the Symposium are available online:



FAQs on RIs WP 2016-2017 are now available online

The first FAQ about the WP 2016-2017 are now available online, on: 

The questions have been prepared by the National Contact Points for the Research Infrastructures programme, including, among others, the knowledge gained during the official EU information day, held in Brussels, on 28 October 2015. 

The consolidated answers are clustered into groups: one concerning all calls in the section “general” and one for the RIs call in Work Programme 2015-2016 (INFRADEV, INFRAIA, EINFRA and INFRAINNOV).

The FAQs are regulalry updated.


RICH 2020

The Research Infrastructures Consortium of NCPs for H2020

RICH 2020, the European Network of National Contact Points (NCPs) for Research Infrastructures in Horizon 2020, facilitates transnational cooperation between NCPs, promotes the effective implementation of the RI programme, supports transnational and virtual access to RIs and highlights the opportunities offered by Research Infrastructures - at the European and international level.

The Network builds on the experience of previous networks of National Contact Points for the Research Infrastructures programme (EuroRIs-Net and EuroRIs-Net+, 2007-2013).

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What is the NCP network?

NCPs are national structures established in the Member States and the states associated to the Framework Programme. NCPs give personalised support on the spot, including:

  • Guidance on choosing relevant H2020 topics
  • Advice on administrative/contractual issues
  • Training/assistance on proposal writing
  • Distribution of documentation, Assistance in partner search.

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