It participates in the development of the methodology underpinning the mapping of domestic research infrastructures (RIs), the assessment of development needs, the planning of collaborations with foreign research infrastructures and the continuous monitoring of scientific performance.
The NKIB provided professional contribution to the 2018 publication of the National Research Infrastructure Roadmap, which presents the situation of Hungarian research infrastructures and infrastructure groups, Hungary’s participation and connection to international research infrastructures, the major R&D infrastructures developed in the past period, and the aspects of monitoring and evaluation of the R&D infrastructures, to lay the foundation for further developments.
In 2019, in line with the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) scientific domains (Energy, Environment, Health and Food Science, Physical and Engineering Sciences, Social and Cultural Innovation and e-Infrastructures), the NRDI Office reorganised the NKIB, which took effect and at the end of 2022, when the mandate of the members expired.
ESFRI is a forum set up by the European Commission in 2002 as an important instrument for European scientific integration. It aims to strengthen the coherence and strategic approach of the EU’s RDI policy on RDI and to launch initiatives promoting the more efficient use of RIs. Hungary is a member of 15 of the 41 ESFRI Landmarks, last updated in 2021, and 3 of the 22 Projects presented are implemented with the participation of Hungarian researchers (ESFRI Roadmap).
Chairman of the National Research Infrastructure Committee
Physical sciences and engineering
Physicist, (nuclear astrophysics)
research fellow, Institute of Nuclear Research