The National Research Infrastructure Committee is responsible for mapping the domestic research infrastructure, assessing improvement needs, planning cooperation with foreign research infrastructures and continuously monitoring their effectiveness in the relevant fields of science and research. Based on the above and in line with the Roadmap of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) the Committee makes a proposal on the advancement of the domestic research infrastructure within the framework of the Hungarian National Roadmap.
On this basis, getting the domestic scientific community involved, the NRDI Office recommends a strategy relating to the national research infrastructure to ensure that the utilisation of available RDI funds proves transparent and reasonable to the researcher community and society, both in terms of domestic infrastructure development and the expectable benefits from international infrastructure memberships. (More information on membership in foreign research infrastructures)
European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI)
Founded by the European Commission in 2002, the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures is an instrument of European scientific integration. In March 2016, ESFRI published its updated Roadmap which set the development framework of pan-European research institutions for the next ten years. The aim of the document was to complete projects within one decade and make them realistically sustainable, therefore assuring maximum return on investment in terms of science, innovation, training, socio-economic benefits and competitiveness. This purpose oriented “redesign” appears in the fact that only 15 out of the 38 infrastructures in the last 2010 Roadmap stay on the list and only six new projects are added.
Physicist, (nuclear astrophysics)
Institute for Nuclear Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences