ELIXIR publishes its FP9 Position Paper

ELIXIR has today published its Position Paper on the Ninth Framework Programme (FP9). In the paper we make a series of recommendations as to what FP9 should like in relation to research infrastructures. The main recommendations are as follows: 

  1. The budget allocation for the Research Infrastructure programme of FP9 should reflect the fundamental role research infrastructures play in delivering scientific excellence and socio-economic impact
  2. Further steps should be taken to ensure Open Data is the default position for FP9
  3. The grant funding model for research projects is not suited to support the operations of core databases and infrastructure services; more appropriate mechanisms should be developed and sufficiently supported financially
  4. FP9 should allow for linkages between Research Infrastructures and other themes of FP9 and between other funding sources such as the European Structural and Innovation Funds (ESIF) 

ELIXIR Position Paper on FP9 (pdf)

Thu 22 March 2018