Important Announcement


The deadline of the following calls:

 -H2020-INFRAIA-2020-1 (Topics INFRAIA-02 and INFRAIA-03)

-H2020-INFRAINNOV-2020-2 (Topics INFRAINNOV-03 and INFRAINNOV-04)

-H2020-INFRASUPP-2020-2 (Topic INFRASUPP-02)


 has been postponed to 14 May 2020.


European Research Infrastructures in the fight against COVID-19

Research related to COVID-19 tests and cure are being supported by European research infrastructures. Several activities are already in place, while others are on their way. 

A webpage on services offered to scientists conducting research related to COVID-19 is hosted by the Association of European-Level Research Infrastructures Facilities (ERF-AISBL) here

ERIC Forum posts news related to COVID reaction on its homepage, while 3 ERICs – namely BBMRI-ERIC, CERIC-ERIC, INSTRUCT – ERIC offer free priority access to the researchers working on COVID-19 related issues.

ERIC Forum along with ERF-AISBL urges all research infrastructures to fill in a questionnaire that could provide with evidence for opening possible new COVID-19 research related calls. The questionnaire is available here.


RICH-2 Webinar

A RICH-2 Webinar took place on 6 March 2020, 13:00-14:00 CET.

It was part of RICH-2 Webinar Series on Transnational Access to Life Sciences Infrastructures.

By organising this series of webinars, RICH-2 promotes the Transnational Access scheme as a great opportunity for researchers from different places and fields of science to conduct their research using the best available research infrastructures in Europe.

Approximately 100 participants had the opportunity to receive detailed information concerning open calls, presented by calls organisers themselves.

Presentations are available here  

RICH-2 Proposal Workshop for RI H2020 Applicants held in Prague

RICH-2 supported project proposals under preparation during the 'Proposal Workshop for RI Applicants' held in Prague, at the TC CAS premises, on Wednesday 12 February 2020.

Through this workshop RICH-2 aimed at supporting excellent quality, and thus a higher success rate of project proposals.

During the workshop, experienced evaluators, NCPs and researchers worked together on a mock evaluation of the project proposals.


Strategy Report and Roadmap 2021

ESFRI announced the launch of the Roadmap 2021 Update, a two-year-long process that will eventually lead to the creation of a new ESFRI Roadmap, one that will include new RI Projects and present the evolution of Research Infrastructures currently on the Roadmap. 

The ESFRI Roadmap contains probably 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. The document also describes the broader Landscape of research in Europe which is an important component to ESFRI methodology.

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H2020 Programme Guidance Social media guide for EU funded R&I projects and FAQ section

H2020 Programme Guidance Social media guide for EU funded R&I projects

A thorough guide for effectively communicating and boosting the impact of your project in the era of social media.

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Welcome to our updated FAQ section

The section has been updated with the answers to the most frequent questions that have been submitted in relation to the new Research Infrastructures WP 2018-2020. These FAQs aim to clarify the scope of the calls, topics and areas within topics.

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RICH is the European Network of National Contact Points (NCPs) for Research Infrastructures in Horizon 2020 that:

  • 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, RICH2020).


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