Frequently Asked Questions: RI: Definitions and Basics
What is a research infrastructure?
Posted by EuroRIs-Net Administrator on 14 October 2008 08:56 AM

The term 'research infrastructures' refers to facilities, resources and related services that are used by the scientific community to conduct top-level research in their respective fields. This definition covers: major scientific equipment or set of instruments; knowledge based-resources such as collections, archives or structured scientific information; enabling ICT-based infrastructures such as Grid, computing, software and communications; any other entity of a unique nature essential to achieve excellence in research.

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