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ContributorsJNP: Jorge Sanchez (editor), Nikos Vogiatzis, Athanasia Spiliotopoulou, Yannis Mitsos, Antonis Zervas, EGI: Owen Appleton, Sergio Andreozzi, Malgorzata Krakowian, EUDAT: Mark van der Sanden, EPCC: Rob Baxter, GÉANT Assoc: Michelle Williams, Kostas Koumantaros, Annabel Grant, Shaun Cairns, Karl Meyer, UOA: George Papastefanatos, Giorgos Giannopoulos, Michael Zouros, Natalia Manola, OpenAIRE: Paolo Manghi, Donatella Castelli, Franco Zoppi, Andrea Mannocci, EFIS: Carmela Asero, Alasdair Reid, Jelena Angelis, Vladimir Cvijanovic, ESF: Ana Helman, Xavier Meyer, Antti Tahvanainen, EKT-NHRF: Haris Georgiadis, Vasilis Bonis, EUROCEAN: Margherita Zorgno, CTLS: Patrick England, Anna Kamenskaya, CESSDA: Carsten Thiel, e-IRG: Jan Wiebelitz, Gabriele von Voigt, PRACE AISBL: Florian Berberich, Pedro Alberto, Oriol Pineda, ARC: Penny Labropoulou, Androniki Pavlidou.
CreditsThe EOSC Provider Profile (EPP) is developed with the contribution of: JNP, UOA, EGI, EUDAT, OPENAIRE, EPCC, GEANT, EFIS, ESF, EKT, e-IRG, EUROCEAN, CTLS, CESSDA in the framework of: the eInfraCentral project that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 731049, the EOSC-hub project that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 777536, the CatRIS project that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 824173, the EOSC Portal collaboration agreement of eInfraCentral, EOSC-hub and OpenAIRE-Advance and the EOSC Enhance project that has received funding from European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 871160.
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An EOSC Provider is an EOSC System User responsible for the provisioning of one or more Resources to the EOSC. EOSC Providers are organisations, a part of an organisation or a federation that manages and delivers Resources to End-Users. EOSC Providers can be: Resource Providers, Service Providers, Data (Source) Providers, Service Developers, Research Infrastructures, Distributed Research Infrastructures, Resource Aggregators, Thematic Clouds, Regional Clouds, etc. More definitions here.

Data Model

Basic Information

CodeAttribute NameDefinitionTypeMultiplicityRequiredPublic
EPP.BAI.0IDA persistent identifier, a unique reference to the Provider.ProviderID


EPP.BAI.1NameFull Name of the Provider/Organisation offering Resources and acting as main contact point for the Resources.String (max 100)1MandatoryYes
EPP.BAI.2AbbreviationAbbreviation of the Provider Name.String (max 30)1MandatoryYes
EPP.BAI.3WebsiteWebsite with information about the Provider.URL1MandatoryYes
EPP.BAI.4Legal EntityA Y/N question to define whether the Provider is a Legal Entity or not.Boolean1MandatoryYes
EPP.BAI.5Legal StatusLegal status of the Provider. The legal status is usually noted in the registration act/statutes. For independent legal entities this should be the legal status of the Provider. For embedded Providers this should be the legal status of the hosting legal entity. 

Enumerated (Provider Legal Status)

EPP.BAI.6Hosting Legal EntityName of the organisation/institution legally hosting (housing) the Provider  or its coordinating centre. A distinction is made between: (1) research infrastructures that are self-standing and have a defined and distinct legal entity, (2) research infrastructures that are embedded into another institution which is a legal entity (such as a university, a research organisation, etc.). If (1) - name of the research infrastructure, If (2) - name of the hosting organisation.

Enumerated (Hosting Legal Entity)


Marketing Information

CodeAttribute NameDefinitionTypeMultiplicityRequiredPublic
EPP.MRI.1DescriptionA high-level description of the Provider in fairly non-technical terms, with the vision, mission, objectives, background, experience.String (max 1000)1MandatoryYes
EPP.MRI.2LogoLink to the logo/visual identity of the Provider.URL1MandatoryYes
EPP.MRI.3Multimedia URL
Links to video, slideshow, photos, screenshots with details of the Provider. This attribute is bundled with Multimedia Name.URLMultipleOptionalYes
EPP.MRI.4Multimedia NameShort description of the Multimedia content.String (Max 100)MultipleOptionalYes

Classification Information

CodeAttribute NameDefinitionTypeMultiplicityRequiredPublic
EPP.CLI.1Scientific DomainA named group of Providers that offer access to the same type of Resources. This attribute is bundled with Scientific Subdomain.

Enumerated (Provider Scientific Domain)

EPP.CLI.2Scientific SubdomainA named group of Providers that offer access to the same type of Resources, within the defined domain.

Enumerated (Provider Scientific Domain)

EPP.CLI.3TagsKeywords associated to the Provider to simplify search by relevant keywords.String (max 20)MultipleOptionalYes
EPP.CLI.4Structure TypeStructure Type of the Provider (single-sited, distributed, mobile, virtual, etc.)

Enumerated (Provider Structure Type)


Location Information

CodeAttribute NameDefinitionTypeMultiplicityRequiredPublic
EPP.L0I.1Street Name and NumberStreet and Number of incorporation or physical location of the Provider or its coordinating centre in the case of distributed, virtual, and mobile Providers. This attribute is bundled with Postal Code, City, Region.String (max 50)1MandatoryYes
EPP.L0I.2Postal CodePostal code of incorporation or physical location of the Provider or its coordinating centre in the case of distributed, virtual, and mobile Providers.String (max 20)1MandatoryYes
EPP.L0I.3CityCity of incorporation or physical location of the Provider or its coordinating centre in the case of distributed, virtual, and mobile Providers.String (max 20)1MandatoryYes
EPP.L0I.4RegionRegion of incorporation or physical location of the Provider or its coordinating centre in the case of distributed, virtual, and mobile Providers.String (max 50)1OptionalYes
EPP.L0I.5CountryCountry of incorporation or physical location of the Provider or its coordinating centre in the case of distributed, virtual, and mobile Providers.

Enumerated (Provider Country)


Contact Information

Main Contact/Provider Manager

CodeAttribute NameDefinitionTypeMultiplicityRequiredPublic
EPP.COI.1First NameFirst Name of the Provider's main contact person/Provider manager. This attribute is bundled with last Name, Email. Phone, Position.
String (max 20)1MandatoryNo
EPP.COI.2Last NameLast Name of the Provider's main contact person/Provider manager.String (max 20)1MandatoryNo
EPP.COI.3EmailEmail of the Provider's main contact person/Provider manager.Email1MandatoryNo
EPP.COI.4PhonePhone of the Provider's main contact person/Provider manager.String (max 20)1OptionalNo
EPP.COI.5PositionPosition of the Provider's main contact person/Provider manager.String (max 50)1OptionalNo

Public Contact

CodeAttribute NameDefinitionTypeMultiplicityRequiredPublic
EPP.COI.6First NameFirst Name of the Provider's contact person to be displayed at the portal. This attribute is bundled with last Name, Email. Phone, Position.String (max 20)MultipleOptionalYes
EPP.COI.7Last NameLast Name of the Provider's contact person to be displayed at the portal.String (max 20)MultipleOptionalYes
EPP.COI.8EmailEmail of the Provider's contact person to be displayed at the portal or general email to contact Provider.EmailMultipleMandatoryYes
EPP.COI.9PhonePhone of the provider's contact person to be displayed at the portal or general phone to contact Provider.String (max 20)MultipleOptionalYes
EPP.COI.10PositionPosition of the Provider's contact person to be displayed at the portal.String (max 50)MultipleOptionalYes

Maturity Information

CodeAttribute NameDefinitionTypeMultiplicityRequiredPublic
EPP.MTI.1Life Cycle StatusCurrent status of the Provider life-cycle.

Enumerated (Provider Life Cycle Status)

EPP.MTI.2CertificationsList of certifications obtained for the Provider (including the certification body, the certificate number or URL if available).String (max 250)MultipleOptionalYes

Dependencies Information

CodeAttribute NameDefinitionTypeMultiplicityRequiredPublic


Participating CountriesProviders that are funded by several countries should list here all supporting countries (including the Coordinating country first).

Enumerated (Provider Country)

EPP.DEI.2AffiliationsProviders that are members or affiliated or associated with other organisations should list those organisations here.String (max 30)MultipleOptionalYes
EPP.DEI.3NetworksProviders that are members of networks should list those networks here.

Enumerated (Provider Network)

EPP.DEI.4CatalogueThe ID of the Catalogue this Provider is originally registered at.CatalogueID1OptionalYes

Other Information

CodeAttribute NameDefinitionTypeMultiplicityRequiredPublic
EPP.OTH.1ESFRI DomainESFRI domain classification (Applicable to ESFRIs only).

Enumerated (Provider ESFRI Domain)

EPP.OTH.2ESFRI TypeIf the research infrastructure is (part of) an ESFRI project indicate how the RI participates: a) is a node of an ESFRI project, b) is an ESFRI project, c) is an ESFRI landmark, d) is not an ESFRI project or landmark.

Enumerated (Provider ESFRI Type)

EPP.OTH.3MERIL Scientific Domain
MERIL scientific domain classification. This attribute is bundled with last MERIL Scientific Subdomain.

Enumerated (Provider MERIL Scientific Domain)

EPP.OTH.4MERIL Scientific Subdomain
MERIL scientific subdomain classification.

Enumerated (Provider MERIL Scientific Domain)

EPP.OTH.5Areas of ActivityBasic research, Applied research or Technological development.

Enumerated (Provider Area of Activity)

EPP.OTH.6Societal Grand ChallengesProvider’s participation in the grand societal challenges as defined by the European Commission.

Enumerated (Provider Societal Grand Challenges)



National RoadmapsProvider's participation in a national roadmap.String (max 80)MultipleOptionalYes

UML Guide

Basic Information

CodeAttribute NameUML Attribute Name

UML Attribute Bundle

EPP.BAI.4Legal EntitylegalEntity
EPP.BAI.5Legal StatuslegalStatus
EPP.BAI.6Hosting Legal EntityhostingLegalEntity

Marketing Information

CodeAttribute NameUML Attribute Name

UML Attribute Bundles


EPP.MRI.3Multimedia URL



EPP.MRI.4Multimedia Name


Classification Information

CodeAttribute NameUML Attribute Name

UML Attribute Bundles

EPP.CLI.1Scientific Domain



EPP.CLI.2Scientific Subdomain


EPP.CLI.4Structure TypestructureTypestructureTypes

Location Information

CodeAttribute NameUML Attribute Name

UML Attribute Bundles

EPP.L0I.1Street Name and Number



EPP.L0I.2Postal Code








Contact Information

Main Contact/Provider Manager

CodeAttribute NameUML Attribute Name

UML Attribute Bundles

EPP.COI.1First Name



EPP.COI.2Last Name








Public Contact

CodeAttribute NameUML Attribute Name

UML Attribute Bundles

EPP.COI.6First Name



EPP.COI.7Last Name








Maturity Information

CodeAttribute NameUML Attribute Name

UML Attribute Bundles

EPP.MTI.1Life Cycle StatuslifeCycleStatus

Dependencies Information

CodeAttribute NameUML Attribute Name

UML Attribute Bundles


Participating CountriesparticipatingCountries

Other Information

CodeAttribute NameUML Attribute Name

UML Attribute Bundles

EPP.OTH.1ESFRI DomainesfriDomains
EPP.OTH.2ESFRI TypeesfriType
EPP.OTH.3MERIL Scientific Domain



EPP.OTH.4MERIL Scientific Subdomain


EPP.OTH.5Areas of ActivityareasOfActivity
EPP.OTH.6Societal Grand ChallengessocietalGrandChallenges


National RoadmapsnationalRoadmaps

Onboarding Guide

Basic Information

CodeAttribute NameExample ValueGuidelines for the ProvidersMachine-based validationHuman-based validation

The Provider ID is currently maintained by the EOSC Portal.  It is assigned during onboarding of the Provider. It is suggested to use the Provider's abbreviation (see EPP.BAI.2). Two providers cannot have the same id; therefore the EOSC Portal will resolve this when it happens during the registration of a provider. In next releases of the model, the id will correspond to a PID issued and resolved by PID providers (like ORCID, doi-like, etc).

EPP.BAI.1NameCarl ZeissSuggested length is up to 100 characters
Verify via internet search if the Provider name is a valid organisation name and has a Website with the same FQDN.
EPP.BAI.2AbbreviationOpen Access Infrastructure for Research in EuropeThe abbreviation of the Provider will be used in most cases, and will be what is displayed as the main name. 
Verify via internet search that this is the relevant abbreviation (no typos or misspellings)
EPP.BAI.3Websitehttps://jelastic.com/Provide the landing page (i.e. domain name or FQDN) of the Provider.Validate nominal FQDN, reject IP or other formatsVerify via website link, that is functional, in English and directs to the landing page of the Provider 
EPP.BAI.4Legal EntityY

EPP.BAI.5Legal StatusNon-Profit Partnership (NPP)For suggestions in amending the "Legal Status" list, please select "Other", fill in your entry and press the "Submit" button

EPP.BAI.6Hosting Legal EntityOpenAIREIf Legal Entity is not Check then Hosting Legal Entity is Mandatory to be filled in. Also the Hosting Legal Entity must be selected from the list of Providers already registered in the EOSC Portal.
Verify the existence, name of the provided entity via an internet search

Marketing Information

CodeAttribute NameExample ValueGuidelines for the ProvidersMachine-based validationHuman-based validation
EPP.MRI.1DescriptionOpenAIRE represents a pivotal phase in the long-term effort to implement and strengthen the impact of the Open Access policies of the European Commission, building on the achievements of the OpenAIRE projects. OpenAIRE support and accelerate Open Science and Scholarship, of which Open Access is of fundamental importance.Describe shortly the objective and background of your organisation.
Compare briefly to provider website to ensure content consistency, but generally take as is.
EPP.MRI.2Logohttps://www.openaire.eu/images/OpenAIRE_branding/Logo_Horizontal.pngProvide a URL pointing to the organisation’s logo at high quality, in the form of the shortest possible aliasLink to the logo/visual identity of the Provider. Go to the Provider's website --> Right Click on the Provider's logo on the website --> Select "Copy Image Link" --> Paste it in the field.Validate nominal URL, reject IP or other formats
For the resource located at the URL validate as follows:
-Formats: png, gif, jpg, jpeg, pjpeg, tiff, vnd.adobe, vnd.microsoft        
-Minimum dimensions 180x120px

Verify it is a functional logo, pictures the logo of the provider, it is visible in a white background
EPP.MRI.3Multimedia URL
https://vimeo.com/XYZProvide a URL pointing at a high quality video or slideshow, in the form of the shortest possible aliasValidate nominal URL, reject IP or other formatsVerify the URL is functional and points to a multimedia relevant to Provider info
EPP.MRI.4Multimedia NameVideo of Resource interfaceSuggested length is up to 100 characters
Verify the name is relevant to the multimedia content

Classification Information

CodeAttribute NameExample ValueGuidelines for the ProvidersMachine-based validationHuman-based validation
EPP.CLI.1Scientific DomainInformation Science and TechnologyFor suggestions in amending the "Scientific Domain" list, please select "Other", fill in your entry and press the "Submit" button

EPP.CLI.2Scientific SubdomainComplex Data FacilitiesFor suggestions in amending the "Scientific Subdomain" list, please select "Other", fill in your entry and press the "Submit" button

EPP.CLI.3TagsOpen data, open science, publications, research papersAdd one Tag in each entry. For multi-word keywords, please use '-' to concatenate words. Suggested length is up to 20 charactersValidate keywords, by inserting '-' to concatenate words not separated by commas and identify as separate keywords words that are separated by commasValidate tags are relevant and associated to the Provider
EPP.CLI.4Structure TypeVirtualFor suggestions in amending the "Structure Type" list, please select "Other", fill in your entry and press the "Submit" button

Location Information

CodeAttribute NameExample ValueGuidelines for the ProvidersMachine-based validationHuman-based validation
EPP.L0I.1Street Name and NumberStreet 10Suggested length is up to 50 characters
Verify the name and the number is associated to Provider's address
EPP.L0I.2Postal CodeGR-12345Suggested length is up to 20 characters
Verify the postal code is associated to Provider's address
EPP.L0I.3CityAthensSuggested length is up to 20 characters
Verify the City is associated to Provider's address
EPP.L0I.4RegionAtticaSuggested length is up to 50 characters
Verify the region is associated to Provider's address
EPP.L0I.5CountryGreeceFor suggestions in amending the "Country" list, please select "Other", fill in your entry and press the "Submit" button
Verify the country is associated to Provider's address and investigate further when "other" is selected

Contact Information

Main Contact/Provider Manager

CodeAttribute NameExample ValueGuidelines for the ProvidersMachine-based validationHuman-based validation
EPP.COI.1First NameJohnSuggested length is up to 50 characters
Check for obvious typos in the name. Confirm with a google search of the name of the contact person
EPP.COI.2Last NameSmithSuggested length is up to 50 characters
Check for obvious typos in the last name. Confirm with a google search of the last name of the contact person
Validate e-mail addressCheck for obvious typos in the email. Confirm with a google search of the email of the contact person
EPP.COI.4Phone(+30210) 1234567Suggested length is up to 20 charactersValidate for number (use separate input field for country prefixes)Check for obvious typos in the phone number and country code. Confirm with a google search of the phone of the contact person
EPP.COI.5PositionCoordinatorSuggested length is up to 50 characters
Check for obvious typos in the position of the Provider contact person

Public Contact

CodeAttribute NameExample ValueGuidelines for the ProvidersMachine-based validationHuman-based validation
EPP.COI.6First NameJackSuggested length is up to 20 characters
Check for obvious typos in the name. Confirm with a google search of the name of the contact person
EPP.COI.7Last NameWhiteSuggested length is up to 20 characters
Check for obvious typos in the last name. Confirm with a google search of the last name of the contact person
Validate e-mail addressCheck for obvious typos in the email. Confirm with a google search of the email of the contact person
EPP.COI.9Phone(+30210) 7890123Suggested length is up to 20 charactersValidate for number (use separate input field for country prefixes)Check for obvious typos in the phone number and country code. Confirm with a google search of the phone of the contact person
EPP.COI.10PositionManagerSuggested length is up to 50 characters
Check for obvious typos in the position of the Provider contact person

Maturity Information

CodeAttribute NameExample ValueGuidelines for the ProvidersMachine-based validationHuman-based validation
EPP.MTI.1Life Cycle StatusOperationalFor suggestions in amending the "Life Cycle Status" list, please select "Other", fill in your entry and press the "Submit" button

EPP.MTI.2CertificationsISO-27001Suggested length is up to 250 characters
The certifications provided can be generic or community specific. We do not qualify the quality of a certification, the only qualification is that the certification  is described on a public webpage. Verify via easy internet searches if the provided names give a valid result describing the certification. If not, request clarification and an URL reference describing the certification. Check whether the certification body is real and appears to offer certification.

Dependencies Information

CodeAttribute NameExample ValueGuidelines for the ProvidersMachine-based validationHuman-based validation


Participating CountriesGermany, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, Portugal, Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, UruguayFor suggestions in amending the "Participating Countries" list, please select "Other", fill in your entry and press the "Submit" button
Further investigate when "other" is selected
EPP.DEI.2AffiliationsEGI, EUDAT, GEANT, OpenAIRE, etc.Suggested length is up to 30 characters
Further investigate when "other" is selected
EPP.DEI.3NetworksOpen Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe (OpenAIRE)For suggestions in amending the "Networks" list, please select "Other", fill in your entry and press the "Submit" button


Other Information

CodeAttribute NameExample ValueGuidelines for the ProvidersMachine-based validationHuman-based validation
EPP.OTH.1ESFRI DomainData, Computing and Digital Research InfrastructuresFor suggestions in amending the "ESFRI Domain" list, please select "Other", fill in your entry and press the "Submit" button

EPP.OTH.2ESFRI TypeNot and ESFRI project or landmarkFor suggestions in amending the "ESFRI Type" list, please select "Other", fill in your entry and press the "Submit" button

EPP.OTH.3MERIL Scientific Domain
Humanities & ArtsFor suggestions in amending the "MERIL Scientific Domain" list, please select "Other", fill in your entry and press the "Submit" button

EPP.OTH.4MERIL Scientific Subdomain
CollectionsFor suggestions in amending the "MERIL Scientific Subdomain" list, please select "Other", fill in your entry and press the "Submit" button

EPP.OTH.5Areas of ActivityOtherFor suggestions in amending the "Area of Activity" list, please select "Other", fill in your entry and press the "Submit" button below

EPP.OTH.6Societal Grand ChallengesOtherFor suggestions in amending the "Societal Grand Challenges" list, please select "Other", fill in your entry and press the "Submit" button below


National RoadmapsNoSuggested length is up to 80 characters

Transition Guide

Basic Information

CodeAttribute NameChanges v3.00 to v4.00Registry Transition v3.00 to v4.00Date of full implementation
EPP.BAI.0IDNo ChangeCopy
EPP.BAI.1NameNo ChangeCopy
EPP.BAI.2AbbreviationNo ChangeCopy
EPP.BAI.3WebsiteNo ChangeCopy
EPP.BAI.4Legal EntityNo ChangeCopy
EPP.BAI.5Legal StatusAdditions and Corrections in Enumerated List
Check additions and corrections in Provider Legal Status and then Copy01/07/2022
EPP.BAI.6Hosting Legal Entity

Moved from Other Information Block
EPP.OTH.1  and change of Type from String to Enumerated List

Check the updates on the list of Hosting Legal Entity before migration and then Copy. A number of corrections required at the production site before migration (Providers Migration Database*).

Marketing Information

CodeAttribute Name

Changes v3.00 to v4.00

Registry Transition v3.00 to v4.00Date of full implementation
EPP.MRI.1DescriptionNo ChangeCopy
EPP.MRI.2LogoNo ChangeCopy
EPP.MRI.3Multimedia URL
No ChangeA number of corrections required at the production site before migration (Providers Migration Database*).
EPP.MRI.4Multimedia NameNew AttributeIf EPP.MRI.3 is empty (null) then value empty (null). Otherwise, If EPP.MRI.3 is not empty (i.e. has a URL) then value "Multimedia". If EPP.MRI.3 has more entries then values "Multimedia1", "Multimedia2", etc.

Classification Information

CodeAttribute Name

Changes v3.00 to v4.00

Registry Transition v3.00 to v4.00Date of full implementation
EPP.CLI.1Scientific DomainNo ChangeCopy
EPP.CLI.2Scientific SubdomainNo ChangeCopy
EPP.CLI.3TagsNo ChangeCopy
EPP.CLI.4Structure Type

Moved from Other Information Block


Location Information

CodeAttribute Name

Changes v3.00 to v4.00

Registry Transition v3.00 to v4.00Date of full implementation
EPP.L0I.1Street Name and NumberNo ChangeCopy
EPP.L0I.2Postal CodeNo ChangeCopy
EPP.L0I.3CityNo ChangeCopy
EPP.L0I.4RegionNo ChangeCopy
EPP.L0I.5CountryErroneous entries deleted in Enumerated ListCheck deletions in Provider Country and then Copy. A number of corrections required at the production site before migration (Providers Migration Database*).

Contact Information

Main Contact/Provider Manager

CodeAttribute NameChanges v3.00 to v4.00Registry Transition v3.00 to v4.00Date of full implementation
EPP.COI.1First NameNo ChangeCopy
EPP.COI.2Last NameNo ChangeCopy
EPP.COI.3EmailNo ChangeCopy
EPP.COI.4PhoneNo ChangeCopy
EPP.COI.5PositionNo ChangeCopy

Public Contact

CodeAttribute NameChanges v3.00 to v4.00Registry Transition v3.00 to v4.00Date of full implementation
EPP.COI.6First NameNo ChangeCopy
EPP.COI.7Last NameNo ChangeCopy
EPP.COI.8EmailNo ChangeCopy
EPP.COI.9PhoneNo ChangeCopy
EPP.COI.10PositionNo ChangeCopy

Maturity Information

CodeAttribute Name

Changes v3.00 to v4.00

Registry Transition v3.00 to v4.00Date of full implementation
EPP.MTI.1Life Cycle StatusNo ChangeCopy
EPP.MTI.2CertificationsNo ChangeCopy

Dependencies Information

CodeAttribute Name

Changes v3.00 to v4.00

Registry Transition v3.00 to v4.00Date of full implementation


Participating Countries

Moved from Other Information Block


Moved from Other Information Block


Moved from Other Information Block
EPP.OTH.4. Deletions, Additions and Corrections in Enumerated List

Check deletions, additions and corrections in Provider Network and then Copy01/07/2022
EPP.DEI.4CatalogueNew AttributeCopy default value "EOSC" to all entries except for a specific list of Providers (Catalogues List*)

Other Information

CodeAttribute Name

Changes v3.00 to v4.00

Registry Transition v3.00 to v4.00Date of full implementation
EPP.OTH.1ESFRI DomainNo ChangeCopy
EPP.OTH.2ESFRI TypeNo ChangeCopy
EPP.OTH.3MERIL Scientific Domain
No ChangeCopy
EPP.OTH.4MERIL Scientific Subdomain
No ChangeCopy
EPP.OTH.5Areas of ActivityNo ChangeCopy
EPP.OTH.6Societal Grand ChallengesNo ChangeCopy


National RoadmapsNo ChangeCopy

Code Lists, Taxonomies, Classifications

Provider Legal Status

No.Provider Legal StatusChanges v3.00 to v4.00

European Cooperative Society (SCE)

5European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG)
6European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC)
9International or Intergovernmental Organisation or Framework
10Non For Profit Company
Non-Governmental Organisation
13Private Company
14Public Company
15Public Legal Entity
16Public Legal Entity under Private Law
17Self Employed

Hosting Legal Entity 

No.HostingLegalEntityChanges v3.00 to v4.00
1100 Percent ITAdded
2Academia Sinica Grid Computing CentreAdded
3ACC Cyfronet AGH-USTAdded
4Aerospace Logistics Technology Engineering Company (ALTEC)Added
5Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di BolognaAdded
6Arkivum LimitedAdded
7Athena Research and Innovation Center in Information and Communication Technologies (ARC)Added
8Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage (ACDH-CH)Added
9Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC)Added
11Bielefeld University LibraryAdded
12Bijvoet Centre - Utrecht UniversityAdded
13Bineo Consulting SLAdded
14Carl Zeiss MicroscopyAdded
15Center for Research in Ecology and Forestry Applications (CREAF)Added
17Central European Research Infrastructure Consortium (CERIC-ERIC)Added
18Centre de recherche CremAdded
19Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)Added
21Charles UniversityAdded
22Cineca Consorzio InteruniversitarioAdded
24CNIO - Spanish National Cancer Research CentreAdded
26Collaborative Open Access Research and Development (COARD)Added
27Committee for the Accessibility of Publications in Sciences and Humanities (CAPSH)Added
28Communication & Information Technologies Experts SA Consulting and Development Services (CITE)Added
29Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)Added
30Conservation Education and Research Trust (Earthwatch)Added
31Consortium for the Construction, Equipping and Exploitation of a synchrotron light source (CELLS)Added
32Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives ERICAdded
33Consorzio per il Sistema Informativo (CSI Piemonte)Added
37CY-Biobank Center of Excellence in Biobanking and Biomedical Research - University of CyprusAdded
39DARIAH ERIC (Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities)Added
40Data RevenueAdded
42DDQ B.V.Added
43Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)Added
44Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum (DKRZ)Added
45Diamond Light Source LtdAdded
46Digital Curation Centre (DCC)Added
47DOAB FoundationAdded
48DynAikon LimitedAdded
49Earth Observation Data Centre for Water Resources Monitoring (EODC)Added
50Edelweiss Connect GmbHAdded
51EGI FoundationAdded
52EISCAT Scientific AssociationAdded
53Elsevier BVAdded
55EOX IT Services GmbHAdded
57Erasmus Medical CenterAdded
59Eurac ResearchAdded
60Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC)Added
61European Molecular Biology Laboratory - European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)Added
62European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water column Observatory (EMSO)Added
64European Research Infrastructure for Language Resources and Technology (CLARIN ERIC)Added
65European Social Survey, European Research Infrastructure Consortium Added
66European Spallation Source ERICAdded
67European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF)Added
68Europeana FoundationAdded
71F6S NetworkAdded
72FAIR Data Infrastructure for Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, and Astronomy (FAIR-DI)Added
74Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (Sciences Po)Added
75Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas (FORTH)Added
76Fraunhofer SCAIAdded
77Fundacion Centro Tecnologico de Supercomputacion de Galicia (CESGA)Added
78Genomics Coordination Center, University Medical Center Groningen (GCC UMCG)Added
79Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbH Göttingen (GWDG)Added
80GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social SciencesAdded
81Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)Added
82GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbHAdded
83GÉANT AssociationAdded
84Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e.V. (HZDR)Added
85Horia Hulubei National Institute for R&D in Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH)Added
86HOSTKEY B.V. - Dedicated servers in Amsterdam DCAdded
88Ifremer, the French National Institute for Ocean ScienceAdded
90Institut Laue Langevin (ILL)Added
91Institut national de recherche en informatique et en automatique (INRIA)Added
93Institute for Information Science and Technologies 'Alessandro Faedo' - ISTIAdded
94Institute of Accelerating Systems and Applications (IASA)Added
95Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research - National Research Council of Italy (CNR IIA)Added
96Institute of Biomembranes, Bioenergetics and Molecular Biotechnologies, National Research Council (IBIOM-CNR)Added
97Institute of Informatics - Slovak Academy of Sciences (IISAS)Added
98Institute of Information and Communication Technologies (IICT)Added
99Instituto Superior de Agronomia da Universidade de LisboaAdded
101Integrated Carbon Observation System European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ICOS ERIC)Added
102Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF)Added
103Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN)Added
105Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC)Added
106Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)Added
107Koma NordAdded
108Laboratório de Sistemas Distribuídos - Universidade Federal de Campina Grande (LSD-UFCG)Added
109Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology (TIB)Added
111LifeWatch ERICAdded
112Magnetic Resonance Center of the University of Florence - CERM, Interuniversity consortium CIRMMPAdded
113Mandat InternationalAdded
114Materials ZoneAdded
115Meteorological Environmental Earth Observation (MEEO)Added
117National Academy of Educational Sciences (NAES) of UkraineAdded
118National Computing Center for Higher Education (CINES)Added
119National Distributed Computing Infrastructure (INCD)Added
120National Infrastructures for Research and Technology (GRNET)Added
121NIOD Institute for War, Genocide and Holocaust StudiesAdded
122NORCE Norwegian Research CentreAdded
123Observatoire de ParisAdded
124OLOS AssociationAdded
125Open Book Publishers (OBP)Added
126Open Knowledge MapsAdded
129Partnership For Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE)Added
130Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI)Added
131Portuguese National Civil Engineering Laboratory (LNEC)Added
132Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC)Added
133Predictia Intelligent Data Solutions SLAdded
136Reiner Lemoine InstituteAdded
137Riga Stradins UniversityAdded
138Ruđer Bošković InstituteAdded
139Scientific IT Research Activities and Knowledge, ICT Division, CIEMATAdded
140Scientific Knowledge Services (SKS)Added
143Secure Dimensions GmbHAdded
145SIRIS Academic SLAdded
147Suite5 Data Intelligence SolutionsAdded
149Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS)Added
151Synchrotron SOLEILAdded
152T-Systems InternationalAdded
153Tallinn University of TechnologyAdded
154Teledyne MarineAdded
156The Cyprus InstituteAdded
157Tree of ScienceAdded
158Trust-IT ServicesAdded
159Turkish Academic Network and Information CenterAdded
160Ubiquity Press LtdAdded
162UiT The Arctic University of NorwayAdded
163UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA)Added
164UK Research and Innovation - Science and Technology Facilities Council (UKRI - STFC)Added
165Universitat Politècnica de ValènciaAdded
166Universitat Pompeu FabraAdded
167University of Florence, DISIT LabAdded
168University of FreiburgAdded
169University of GenevaAdded
170University of Granada – UGRAdded
171University of Milano-BicoccaAdded
172University of Minas GeraisAdded
173University of OsloAdded
174University of TartuAdded
175Verified Exascale Computing for Multiscale Applications (VECMA)Added
176Vilnius UniversityAdded

Provider Scientific Domain / Subdomain

From the Revised Field of Science and Technology (FOS) Classification in the Frascati Manual by the Working Party of National Experts on Science and Technology Indicators (2007), OECD.

No.Scientific DomainNo.Scientific SubdomainChanges v3.00 to v4.00


Natural Sciences

2Computer and information sciences
3Physical sciences
4Chemical sciences
5Earth and related environmental sciences
6Biological sciences
7Other natural sciences


Engineering & Technology

1Civil engineering
2Electrical, electronic and information engineering
3Mechanical engineering
4Chemical engineering
5Materials engineering
6Medical engineering
7Environmental engineering
8Environmental biotechnology
9Industrial biotechnology
11Other engineering and technology sciences


Medical & Health Sciences

1Basic medicine
2Clinical medicine
3Health sciences
4Medical biotechnology
5Other medical sciences


Agricultural Sciences

1Agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
2Animal and dairy sciences
3Veterinary sciences
4Agricultural biotechnology
5Other agricultural sciences


Social Sciences

2Economics and business
3Educational sciences
6Political sciences
7Social and economic geography
8Media and communications
9Other social sciences



1History and archaeology
2Languages and literature
3Philosophy, ethics and religion
5Other humanities



Provider Structure Type

No.Provider TypeDescriptionChanges v3.00 to v4.00
1Single-sitedThe Provider has one main physical location for users
2DistributedThe Provider has multiple physical locations but a unified management structure and a single coordination centre
3MobileThe Provider is changing its physical location on a regular basis (e.g., satellites, research vessels)
4VirtualThe Provider is exclusively an electronic resource/service

Provider Country

From ISO 3166 standard – Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions, except for Greece and the United Kingdom (use EL and UK respectively instead of GR and GB) from Eurostat code lists.

No.CountryChanges v3.00 to v4.00
1Afghanistan (AF)
2Åland Islands (AX)
3Albania (AL)
4Algeria (DZ
5American Samoa (AS)
6Andorra (AD)
7Angola (AO)
8Anguilla (AI)
9Antarctica (AQ)
10Antigua and Barbuda (AG)
11Argentina (AR)
12Armenia (AM)
13Aruba (AW)
14Australia (AU)
15Austria (AT)
16Azerbaijan (AZ)
17Bahamas (BS)
18Bahrain (BH)
19Bangladesh (BD)
20Barbados (BB)
21Belarus (BY)
22Belgium (BE)
23Belize (BZ)
24Benin (BJ)
25Bermuda (BM)
26Bhutan (BT)
27Bolivia (BO)
28Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (BQ)
29Bosnia and Herzegovina (BA)
30Botswana (BW)
31Bouvet Island BV)
32Brazil (BR)
33British Indian Ocean Territory (IO)
34Brunei Darussalam (BN)
35Bulgaria (BG)
36Burkina Faso (BF)
37Burundi (BI)
38Cabo Verde (CV)
39Cambodia (KH)
40Cameroon (CM)
41Canada (CA)
42Cayman Islands (KY)
43Central African Republic (CF)
44Chad (TD)
45Chile (CL)
46China (CN)
47Christmas Island (CX)
48Cocos (Keeling) Islands (CC)
49Colombia (CO)
50Comoros (KM)
51Congo (Democratic Republic) (CD)
52Congo (CG)
53Cook Islands (CK)
54Costa Rica (CR)
55Côte d’Ivoire (CI)
56Croatia (HR)
57Cuba (CU)
58Curaçao (CW)
59Cyprus (CY)
60Czechia (CZ)
61Denmark (DK)
62Djibouti (DJ)
63Dominica (DM)
64Dominican Republic (DO)
65Ecuador (EC)
66Egypt (EG)
67El Salvador (SV)
68Equatorial Guinea (GQ)
69Eritrea (ER)
70Estonia (EE)
71Eswatini (SZ)
72Ethiopia (ET)
73Falkland Islands (FK)
74Faroe Islands (FO)
75Fiji (FJ)
76Finland (FI)
77France (FR)
78French Guiana (GF)
79French Polynesia (PF)
80French Southern Territories (TF)
81Gabon (GA)
82Gambia (GM)
83Georgia (GE)
84Germany (DE)
85Ghana (GH)
86Gibraltar (GI)
87Greece (EL)
88Greenland (GL)
89Grenada (GD)
90Guadeloupe (GP)
91Guam (GU)
92Guatemala (GT)
93Guernsey (GC)
94Guinea (GN)
95Guinea-Bissau (GW)
96Guyana (GY)
97Haiti (HT)
98Heard Island and McDonald Islands (HM)
99Holy See (VA)
100Honduras (HN)
101Hong Kong HK)
102Hungary (HU)
103Iceland (IS)
104India (IN)
105Indonesia (ID)
106Iran (IR)
107Iraq (IQ)
108Ireland (IE)
109Isle of Man (IM)
110Israel (IL)
111Italy (IT)
112Jamaica (JM)
113Japan (JP)
114Jersey (JE)
115Jordan (JO)
116Kazakhstan (KZ)
117Kenya (KE)
118Kiribati (KI)
119Korea (Democratic People's Republic) (KP)
120Korea (Republic) (KR)
121Kuwait (KW)
122Kyrgyzstan (KG)
123Lao People's Democratic Republic (LA)
124Latvia (LV)
125Lebanon (LB)
126Lesotho (LS)
127Liberia (LR)
128Libya (LY)
129Liechtenstein (LI)
130Lithuania (LT)
131Luxembourg (LU)
132Macao (MO)
133Madagascar (MG)
134Malawi (MW)
135Malaysia (MY)
136Maldives (MV)
137Mali (ML)
138Malta (MT)
139Marshall Islands (MH)
140Martinique (MQ)
141Mauritania (MR)
142Mauritius (MU)
143Mayotte (YT)
144Mexico (MX)
145Micronesia (FM)
146Moldova (MD)
147Monaco (MC)
148Mongolia (MN)
149Montenegro (ME)
150Montserrat (MS)
151Morocco (MA)
152Mozambique (MZ)
153Myanmar (MM)
154Namibia (NA)
155Nauru (NR)
156Nepal (NP)
157Netherlands (NL)
158New Caledonia (NC)
159New Zealand (NZ)
160Nicaragua (NI)
161Niger (NE)
162Nigeria (NG)
163Niue (NU)
164Norfolk Island (NF)
165North Macedonia MK)
166Northern Mariana Islands (MP)
167Norway (NO)
168Oman (OM)
169Pakistan (PK)
170Palau (PW)
171Palestine, State of (PS)
172Panama (PA)
173Papua New Guinea (PG)
174Paraguay (PY)
175Peru (PE)
176Philippines (PH)
177Pitcairn (PN)
178Poland (PL)
179Portugal (PT)
180Puerto Rico (PR)
181Qatar (QA)
182Réunion (RE)
183Romania (RO)
184Russian Federation (RU)
185Rwanda (RW)
186Saint Barthélemy (BL)
187Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (SH)
188Saint Kitts and Nevis (KN)
189Saint Lucia (LC)
190Saint Martin (MF)
191Saint Pierre and Miquelon (PM)
192Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (VC)
193Samoa (WS)
194San Marino (SM)
195São Tomé and Príncipe (ST)
196Saudi Arabia (SA)
197Senegal (SN)
198Serbia (RS)
199Seychelles (SC)
200Sierra Leone (SL)
201Singapore (SG)
202Sint Maarten (SX)
203Slovakia (SK)
204Slovenia (SI)
205Solomon Islands (SB)
206Somalia (SO)
207South Africa (ZA)
208South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (GS)
209South Sudan (SS)
210Spain (ES)
211Sri Lanka (LK)
212Sudan (SD)
213Suriname (SR)
214Svalbard and Jan Mayen (SJ)
215Sweden (SE)
216Switzerland (CH)
217Syrian Arab Republic (SY)
218Taiwan (Province of China) (TW)
219Tajikistan (TJ)
220Tanzania (TZ)
221Thailand (TH)
222Timor-Leste (TL)
223Togo (TG)
224Tokelau (TK)
225Tonga (YO)
226Trinidad and Tobago (TT)
227Tunisia (TN)
228Turkey (TR)
229Turkmenistan (TM)
230Turks and Caicos Islands (TC)
231Tuvalu (TV)
232Uganda (UG)
233Ukraine (UA)
234United Arab Emirates (AE)
235United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK)
236United States Minor Outlying Islands (UM)
237United States of America (US)
238Uruguay (UY)
239Uzbekistan (UZ)
240Vanuatu (VU)
241Venezuela (VE)
242Viet Nam (VN)
243Virgin Islands (British) (VG)
244Virgin Islands (U.S.) (VI)
245Wallis and Futuna (WF)
246Western Sahara (EH)
247Yemen (YE)
248Zambia (ZM)
249Zimbabwe (ZW)

Schegen AreaDeleted


European Union

Euro Zone


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Provider Life Cycle Status

No.Provider Life Cycle StatusDescriptionChanges v3.00 to v4.00
1Being UpgradedThe Provider is currently being upgraded. It is probable that many services are in containment or unavailable
2OperationalΤhe Provider is constructed and all operations are being offered
3Under ConstructionThe Provider is under construction

Provider Network

This list is based on a MERIL result.

No.Provider NetworksChanges v3.00 to v4.00
14M Association (4M)
2Academic Careers Understood through MEasurement and Norms (ACUMEN)
3Accessibility Assessment Simulation Environment for New Applications Design and Development (ACCESSIBLE)
 Activities of the Roadmap to Fusion during Horizon 2020 through a Joint programme of the members of the EUROfusion consortium (EUROfusion)Deleted
4Advanced Energy STorage and Regeneration System for Enhanced Energy Management (ESTEEM)
5Advanced MEMS For RF and Millimeter Wave Communications (AMICOM)
6Advanced Methods and Tools for Handling and Assembly in Microtechnology (ASSEMIC)
7Advanced Radio Astronomy in Europe (RadioNet)
8Advancing 3Rs and International Standards in Biological and Biomedical Research (EUPRIM-Net)
9AErosol Robotic NETwork (AERONET)
10African Archeologists Association (AAA)
11African Studies in Europe (AEGIS)
12Alianza 4 Universidades (A4U)Added
13Alianza por la Investigación y la Innovación Energéticas (ALINNE)
14ALISTORE European Research Institute (ALISTORE ERI)
15Alliance for Permanent Access to the Records of Science Network (APARSEN)
16International network of 50 CubeSats for multi-point, in-situ measurements in the lower thermosphere and re-entry research (QB50)Corrected
17Analysis and Experimentation on Ecosystems (ANAEE)
18Animal Health and Welfare ERA-Net (ANIHWA)
19Annotating All Knowledge CoalitionAdded
20AQUAculture infrastructures for EXCELlence in European fish research towards 2020 (AQUAEXCEL)
21Asia-Europe Sustainable Connectivity Scientific Conference (ASEM)
22Asociación de Empresas de Energías Renovables (APPA Marina)
23Assessment, STrategy And Risk Reduction for Tsunamis in Europe (ASTARTE)
24Associació Catalana d'Universitats Públiques (ACUP)Added
25Association of European Marine Biological Laboratories Expanded (ASSEMBLE)
26Association of European Research Establishments in Aeronautics (EREA)
27Association of International Research and Development Centers for Agriculture (AIRCA)
28Astrodynamics Network (ASTRONET)
29Astroparticle Physics European Coordination (ApPEC)
30Atlantic Network of Geodynamical and Space Stations (REAGE)
31Austrian Centre for Scientific Comuting (ACSC)
32Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN)
33Belgian Network for Radiation Applications in Healthcare (Rad4med)
34Berlin-Brandenburg Institute of Advanced Biodiversity Research (BBIB)
35Biobank Standardisation and Harmonisation for Research Excellence in the European Union (BioSHaRE-EU)
36Biobanking and BioMolecular resources Research Infrastructure – European Research Infrastructure Consortium (BBMRI-ERIC)
37Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC)
38Biocenter Finland (BF)
39Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG)
40Biodiversity Research Network (ALTER-Net)
41Biological Alert Laboratories Network, Spain (RELAB)
42Biological Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (Bio-NMR)
43Biology and control of vector-borne infections in Europe (EDENEXT)
44Biomass Research Infrastructure for Sharing Knowledge (BRISK)
45Budapest Neutron Centre (BNC)
46Cancer Organoids Multiplexed Screening in Microfluidic Textile chips (COMMIT)
47Carlos III Networked Proteomics Platform (ProteoRed-ISCIII)
48CEH Aquatic Mesocosm Facility (CAMF)
49Census Data Open Linked (CEDAR)
50Center for Organelle Research (CORE)
51Central European Research Infrastructure Consortium (C-ERIC)
52Citizenship, Recovery and Inclusive Society Partnership (CRISP)
53Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO)
54Cohort and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources (CLOSER)
55Collaboration to Clarify the Costs of Curation (4C)
56Collections Policy Board (CPB)
57Comité Polar Español (CPE)
58Committee Research with Neutrons (KFN)
59Common Access to Biotechnological Resources and Information (CABRI)
60Communication and Policy development for Research Infrastructures in Europe (CoPoRI)
61Complex Interaction of Water with Environmental Elements, Sediment, Structures and Ice (Hydralab)
62Connecting Archaeology and Architecture in Europe (CARARE)
63Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA)
64Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities (CETAF)
 Convenient Access to Light Sources Open to Innovation, Science and to the World (CALIPSOplus)Deleted
65Cooperation between Superconductivity and Magnetism in Mesoscopic systems (SuperMAG)
66Cooperative Research Ships (CRS)
67Coordinated Research Infrastructures Building Enduring Life-Science Services (CORBEL)
68Coordinating Systems Medicine across Europe (CASyM)
69Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA)
70Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP)
71Creating conditions for persistence of biodiversity in the face of climate change (EcoChange)
72Critical success factors for fish larval production in European Aquaculture: a multidisciplinary network (LarvaNET)
73Cross National Equivalent File (CNEF)
74Cross-ETP Coordination Initiative on nanotechnology (NANOfutures)Corrected
75Cultural Heritage Advanced Research Infrastructures (CHARISMA)
76Design for Micro & Nano Manufacture (PATENT-DfMM)
77Deutsche Initiative für Netzwerkinformation (DINI)Added
78Development of european pilot network of stations for observing cloud profiles (CLOUD-NET)
79Digital Research Infrastructure for Arts and Humanities (DARIAH)
80Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory (Hochfeld-Magnetlabor Dresden, HLD)
81Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences (DTL)
82e-Infrastructure for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research (LifeWatch)
83e-Infrastructure in the Mediterranean region dedicated for research and educational use (EUMEDCONNECT)
84Enabling the European Nanomedicine Area (NANOMED)
85Enhancing Access and Services To East European users towards an efficient and coordinated panEuropean pool of NMR capacities to enable global collaborative research & boost technological advancements (EAST-NMR)
86Entreprise Europe Network (EEN)
87Environmental Research Infrastructures (ENVRI)
88EPIZONE European Research Group (ERG)
89European Advanced Translational Research Infrastructure in Medicine (EATRIS)
90European Aerosol Research Lidar Network (EARLINET)
91European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform (EATIP)
92European Association for Solar Telescopes (EAST)
93European Association for Transactional analysis (EATA)
94European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom)
95European Botanic Gardens Consortium International (BGCI)
96European Cancer Organisation (ECCO)
97European Clinical Research Infrastructures Network - Integrating Activity (ECRIN-IA)
 European Cluster of Advanced Laser Light Sources (EUCALL)Deleted
98European Commission for the control of Foot and Mouth Disease (EuFMD)
99European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD)
100European Coordination for Accelerator Research & Development (EUCARD)
101European Culture Collections' Organisation (ECCO)
102European Data Centre Association (EUDCA)
103European Data Infrastructure (EUDAT)
104European Distributed Information Technology for Health Care (EDITH)
105European Energy Research Alliance (EERA)
106European Facility for Advanced Seismic Testing (E-FAST)
107European Facility for Airborne Research (EUFAR)
108European Federation for Primatology (EFP)
109European Fusion Development Agreement (EFDA)
110European Fusion Education Network (FUSENET)Corrected
111European GNSS Service Centre (GSC) 
112European Grid Infrastructure (EGI)
113European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI)
114European Infrastructure of Open Screening Platforms for Chemical Biology (EU-OPENSCREEN)
 European Infrastructure of Open Screening Platforms for Chemical Biology (EU-OPENSCREEN)Deleted
115European Institute for Biomedical Imaging Research (EIBIR)
116European Labour History Network (ELHN)
117European Librarians in African Studies (ELIAS)
118European Life Sciences Infrastructure For Biological Information (ELIXIR)
119European Light Microscopy Initiative (ELMI)
120European Long-Term Ecosystem and socio-ecological Research Infrastructure (eLTER)
121European Magnetic Field Laboratory (EMFL)
122European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC)
123European Molecular Biology Network (EMBnet)
124European Monitoring Agency for Drugs and Drug Addition (EMCDDA)
125European Mouse Mutant Archive (EMMA)
126European Multidisciplinary Seafloor Observation (EMSO)
127European Network for Animal Disease and Infectiology Research Facilities (NADIR)
128European Network for Diagnostics of Imported Viral Diseases (ENIVD)
129European Network of Freshwater Research Organisations (EurAqua)
130European Network of Marine Research Institutes and Stations (MARS)
131European Network of Vaccine Research and Development (TRANSVAC2)
132European Nuclear Science and Applications Research (ENSAR)
 European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Photon and Neutron Data Service (ExPaNDS)Deleted
133European Open Science Cloud AssociationCorrected
134European Open Science Cloud Photon and Neutron Data Service (ExPaNDS)Added
135European Plant Phenotyping Network (EPPN)
136European Plate Observing System (EPOS)
137European Polar Board (EPB)
138European rail research network of excellence (EUR²EX)
139European Reference Network for Critical Infrastructure Protection (ERNCIP)
140European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science Preparatory Phase (E-RIHS)
141European research infrastructure for imaging technologies in biological and biomedical sciences (BioImaging Network)
142European Research Infrastructure for Language Resources and Technology (CLARIN)
143European Research Infrastructure for the observation of Aerosol, Clouds and Trace Gases (ACTRIS)
144European Research Infrastructure on Highly Pathogenic Agents (ERINHA)
145European Research Vessels Operators (ERVO)
146European Science Teachers Initiative (ESTI - EIROforum)
147European Sequencing and Genotyping Infrastructure (ESGI)
148European Social Survey Sustainability (ESS-SUSTAIN)
149European Society for the study of Human Evolution (ESHE)
150European SOLAR Research Infrastructure for Concentrated Solar Power (EU-SOLARIS)Corrected
151European Strategic Wind Tunnels Improved Research Potential (ESWIRP)
152European Technology Platform for High Performance Computing (ETP4HPC)
153European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration (EpoSS)
154European University Association (EUA)Added
155European Vasculitis Study Group (EUVAS)
156European VLBI Network (EVN)
 European VLBI Network (EVN)Deleted
157European Windtunnel Association (EWA)
158European, Middle Eastern and African Society for Biopreservation and Biobanking (ESBB)
159EUROPLANET 2020 Research Infrastructure (EPN2020-RI)
160Event Horizon Telescope (EHT)
161Experimentation in Ecosystem Research (ExpeER)
162Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS)
 Federation of European Neurosciences (FENS)Deleted
 Flagship Project is one of the National Research Programmes funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research (RITMARE)Deleted
163FLUXNET NetworkAdded
164Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)
165Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS)
166GAW Aerosol Lidar Observations Network (GALION)
167GBIF Nodes Network
168GCOS Reference Upper-Air Network (GRUAN)
169Gentle User Interfaces for Disabled and Elderly Citizens (GUIDE)
170German Consortium for Translational Cancer Research (DKTK)
171German Data Forum (RatSWD)
172German Scientific Library Services and Information Systems (DFG LIS)
173Global Alliance for Zika Virus Control and Prevention (ZIKAlliance)
174Global Atmosphere Watch Programme (GAW)
 Global Atmosphere Watch Programme-cooperation Germany, Austria, Switzerland (GAW-DACH)Deleted
175Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
176Global Climate Observing System (GCOS)
177Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS)
178Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN)
179Global Lake Ecology Observatory Network (GLEON)
180Global Mercury Observation System (GMOS)
181Global mm-VLBI Array (GMVA)Corrected
182Global Network for Taxonomy (BioNET)
183Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS)
184Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI)Added
185GO FAIR InitiativeAdded
186Grupo Interinstitucional y Comunitario de Pesca Artesanal del Pacífico Chocoano (GIPCA)
187Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities (the)Added
188Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI)
189Highly-complex and networked control systems (HYCON2)
190High-Resolution Solar Physics Network (SOLARNET)
191Human Brain Project (HBP)
192HUMAN centred design for Information Society Technologies (Humanist)
193Human Proteome Project (HUPO)
194Ibero-american network for the study of carotenoids as food ingredients (IBERCAROT)
195Ice Age Europe (ICEAGE)
196Inclusive Blockchain Insurance using Space Assets (IBISA)
197Information Network of European Natural History Collections (SYNTHESYS)
198European infrastructure for phenotyping and archiving of model mammalian genomes (INFRAFRONTIER)Corrected
199Infrastructure for NMR, EM and X-rays for translational research (iNEXT)
200Infrastructure for Systems Biology – Europe (ISBE)
201INfraStructure in Proton International Research (INSPIRE)
202Innovation Technologies and Applications for Coastal Archaeological sites (ITACA)
203Innovative Radiopharmaceuticals in Oncology and Neurology (Labex IRON)
204Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS)
205Integrated Infrastructure Initiative for Neutron Scattering and Muon Spectroscopy (NMI3)
206Integrated Initiative of European Laser Research Infrastructures (LASERLAB-EUROPE)
207Integrated non-CO2 Greenhouse Gas Observing Systems (InGOS)
208Integrating European Infrastructure to support science and development of Hydrogen- and Fuel Cell Technologies towards European Strategy for Sustainable, Competitive and Secure Energy (H2FC)
209Integration of European Simulation Chambers for Investigating Atmospheric Processes (EUROCHAMP)
210Integrative European Research Infrastructure project to integrate, develop and improve major forest genetics and forestry research (TREES4FUTURE)
211Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission/International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IOC/IODE)
212Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
213Internal Magnets for DNP (DNPMAG)
214International Association of Labour History Institutions (IALHI)
 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)Deleted
215International Barcode of Life (IBOL)
216International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC)
217International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI)
218International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
219International Council of Museums (ICOM)
 International Council of Museums (ICOM)Deleted
220International Council on Archives (ICA)
221International Energy Agency (IEA)
222International Excellence Research Network (REBT)
223International Federation of Data Organizations (IFDO)
224International Forum for Aviation Research Support Action (IFARS)
225International Gravity Reference System (IGRS)
226International Long Term Ecological Research (ILTER)
227International Mouse Knock-out Consortium (IKMC)
228International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC)
229International Mouse Strain Resources (IMSR)
230International network for capacity building for the control of emerging viral vector borne zoonotic diseases (ARBO-ZOONET)
231International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic (INTERACT)
232International Network of Ground-Based Microwave Radiometers (MWRnet)
233International Ocean Drilling Program (IODP)
234International Panel Survey Methods Workshops (IPSMW)
235International Primatological Society (IPS)
236International programme of biodiversity science (DIVERSITAS)
237International Research Institute of Stavanger (IRIS)
238International Research Ship Operators (IRSO)
239International Society for Atmospheric Research using Remotely Piloted Aircraft (ISARRA)
240International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER)
 International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER)Deleted
241International Society of Nephrology (ISN)
242International Tokamak Physics Activity (ITPA)
243International Towing Tank Conference (ITTC)
244International Union for Conservation of Nature / Species Survival Commission (IUCN/SSC)
245International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA)
 International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA)Deleted
246International VLBI Service for Geodesy & Astrometry (IVS)
247Inter-university core facility network (IcoFNET)Corrected
248Joint Roadmap for Open Science ToolsAdded
249Kernel-Based ARchitecture for safetY-critical cONtrol (KARYON)
250Laboratoire National de Champs Magnétiques Intenses (LNCMI)
251Large Binocular Telescope (LBT)
252Lasers for Applications at Accelerator facilities for ion beam generation, acceleration and diagnostics (LA³NET)
253League of European Accelerator-based Photon Sources (LEAPS)
254Leibniz Library Network for Research Information consortium (Goportis)
255Leibniz Research Alliance Open ScienceAdded
256Low Voltage Agreement Group (LOVAG)
257MAnagement of Security information and events in Service InFrastructures (MASSIF)
258Marine Renewables Infrastructure Network for Emerging Energy Technologies (MARINET)
259Mediterranean Operational Network for the Global Ocean Observing System (MONGOOS)
260Meson Physics in Low-Energy QCD (MesonNet)
261MIcro-and NAnotechnology Manufacturing (MINAM)
262Microbial Resources Research Infrastructure (MIRRI)
263Millennium Seed Bank (MSB) Partnership
264Musical Instrument Museums Online (MIMO)
265Nanostructured and Functional Polymer-based Materials and Nanocomposites (NANOFUN-POLY)
266National Genome Research Network (NGFN)
 National Genome Research Network (NGFN)Deleted
267National Network for Electron Microscopy (RNME)
268Network for bringing NANOtechnologies TO LIFE (NANO2LIFE)Corrected
269Network for Digital Methods in the Arts and Humanities (NeDiMAH)
270Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change (NDACC)
271Network of Aquaculture Centres in Central-Eastern Europe (NACEE)
272Network of European CEntrifige for Research (NECER)
273Network of Excellence for Advanced Road cooperative traffic management in the Information Society (NEARCTIS)


274Network of French researchers involved in chemical biology approaches (GDR ChemBioScreen)
275Network of leading MESOcosm facilities to advance the studies of future AQUAtic ecosystems from the Arctic to the Mediterranean (MESOAQUA)
276Networking Lake Observatories in Europe (NETLAKE)
277Neutron scattering and Muon Spectroscopy Integrating Infrastructure Initiative (NMI3)
278New operational steps towards an alliance of European research fleets (EUROFLEETS2)
279Nordic Microscopy Society (SCANDEM)
280Nordic Nanolab Network (NNN)
281Nuclear Physics Network (NuPNET)
282Ocean Facilities Exchange Group (OFEG)
283Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe (OpenAIRE)
284Open Access Network Austria (OANA)Addition
285Open and secure network of repositories for sharing and exchanging language data, tools and related web services (META-SHARE)
286Open Planets Foundation (OPF)
287Open Technology for Digitalisation (Meters & More)
288Open virtual network for aquatic mesocosm facilities worldwide (MESOCOSM)
289Optical Infrared Coordination Network for Astronomy (OPTICON)
290Organisation of European Cancer Institutes (OECI)
291Organization devoted to the development of metabolism-based research (Metabolomics Society)
292Pan-European infrastructure for ocean & marine data management (SeaDataNet)
293Pan-European Research and Education Network (GÉANT)
294Parelsnoer Institute (PSI)
295Partnership for Advanced Computing (PRACE)
296Partnership for European Environmental Research (PEER)
297PATrimoines matériels : Réseau d'Instrumentation Multisites Equipex (PATRIMEX)
 Photon and Neutron Open Science Cloud (PaNOSC)Deleted
298Photonics community of industry and research organisations (PHOTONICS21)
299Platform for Digital Cultural Heritage (Europeana)
300Polar barcode of life (IBOL)
301PoweRline Intelligent Metering Evolution Alliance (PRIME)
302Protein Production and Purification Platforms in Europe (P4EU)
303Proteomics and Metabolomics Core Facility (PROMEC)
304Proteomics Research Infrastructure Maximising knowledge EXchange and access (PRIME-XS)
305Prototype Operational Continuity for the GMES Ocean Monitoring and Forecasting Service (MyOcean2)
306Public Population Project in Genomics and Society (P³G)
307Rede de Remediação e Reabilitação de Ambientes Degradados (READE)
308Research Data Alliance (RDA) 
309Research infrastructure for imaging technologies in biological and biomedical sciences (Euro-BioImaging)
310Research infrastructures for the control of insect vector-borne diseases (Infravec2)
311Resource Network Supporting Academic Chemical Biology Research (ChemBioNet)
313RO-Crate CommunityAddition
314SatNav NetworkDeleted
315Scalable privacy preserving intelligence analysis for resolving identities (SPIRIT)
316Scalable, Secure Storage of Biobank Data (BiobankCloud)
317Scandinavian Dialect Syntax Network (ScanDiaSyn)
318Science and Applications of ultrafast and ultraintense lasers (SAUUL)
319ScienceLink Network
320Scientific Collections International (SciColl)
321Security for Future Networks (SecFuNet)
322Security for smart Electricity GRIDs (SEGRID)
323Seismic Engineering Research Infrastructures for European Synergies (SERIES)
324Seismology and Earthquake Engineering Research Infrastructure Alliance for Europe (SERA)
325Social Platrform for Holistic Heritage Imapct Assessment (SOPHIA)
326Society for Neuroscience (SfN)
327Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC)
328Society for Tropical Ecology (GTO)
329Society of Primatology (ASP)
330Square Kilometer Array (SKA)
331Standard Conference on Library Materials on Africa (SCOLMA)
332Standing Committee Research Data Infrastructure (FDI)
333State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI)
334Stations at High Altitude for Research on the Environment (SHARE)
335Strange Particles in Hadronic Environment Research in Europe (SPHERE)
336Support the sustainable development of aquaculture in the Mediterranean region (AQUAMED)
337Supporting environmental, nature conservation and climate action projects throughout the EU (EU-Life)
338Swiss Institute for Art Research (SIK-ISEA)
339Teide and Roque de los Muchachos Observatories (ORM)
340Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (TNG)
341Towards a joint European research infrastructure network for coastal observatories (JERICO)
342Towards an Alliance of European Research Fleets (EUROFLEETS)
343Towards Game-changer Service Operation Vessels for Offshore Windfarms (NEXUS)
344Transnational access and enhancement of integrated Biological Structure determination at synchrotron X-ray radiation facilities (BioStruct-X)
345Transnational Access to MAMI (MAMI)
346Trustworthy Clouds Privacy and Resilience for Internet-scale Critical Infrastructure (TClouds)
347UK Environmental Change Network (ECN)
348Ultrafast Nanooptics Research Group - Wigner Research Centre for Physics (UNRG)
349Veterinary Biocontained facility Network for excellence in animal infectious disease research and experimentation (VetBioNet)
350Virtual Atomic and Molecular Data Center (VAMDC)
351Virtual Physiological Human Network of Excellence (VPH)
352VISION Advanced Infrastructure for Research (VISIONAIR)
353VLBI2010 Global Observing System (VGOS)
354Word Wide NMR (WW-NMR)
355World class Science and Innovation with Neutrons in Europe (SINE)
356World Data Centre for Microorganisms (WDCM)
357World Data System (WDS)
358World Federation for Culture Collections (WFCC)
359World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)
360Worldwide e-Infrastructure for NMR and structural biology (WeNMR)
361WorldWide LHC Computing Grid (wLCG)
362Zoonoses Anticipation and Preparedness Initiative (ZAPI)

Provider ESFRI Domain

No.ESFRI DomainDescriptionChanges v3.00 to v4.00
1EnergyThe energy sector is key to social and economic development. Especially in some non-OECD countries the energy sector sees very high growth rates due to rising GDP. However, it contributes significantly to global CO2 emissions. For the EU, the reduction of CO2 emissions in a sustainable framework is a major driver of its energy policy. This provides opportunities for new technologies both for application within and outside of the EU.
2EnvironmentEnvironmental sciences are traditionally divided into four research and study domains: ATMOSPHERE, HYDROSPHERE, BIOSPHERE and GEOSPHERE. These different spheres are closely interlinked, and therefore environmental sciences can also be presented according to Grand Challenges, such as loss of biodiversity, pollution, depletion of natural resources, risks, hazards and climate change.
3Health & FoodThere is a broad consensus that future competitiveness in a globalised knowledge economy depends on research capability. Research Infrastructures (RIs) in the Biological, Agri-Food and Medical Sciences – i.e. Health & Food – continue to establish themselves as research, innovation and skills hubs and as a motor for economic impact. This is reflected in increasing levels of industrial access to RIs, and in their European and global positioning.
4Physical Sciences & EngineeringResearch Infrastructures are integral part of the dayto-day activity of Physical Sciences & Engineering. Historically and today the PSE RIs are integrated in the way research is done in these disciplines, and major advances in knowledge are achieved by the research performed at RIs. However, the RIs are much more than research tools; they are truly Hubs of Knowledge & Innovation with a complete multidisciplinary approach and a systematic impact on many areas beyond Physical Sciences and Engineering.
5Social & Cultural InnovationResearch Infrastructures that support research across and within the Social & Cultural Innovation domain are among the first known infrastructures: libraries, museums and archives are the most obvious examples of this legacy. In today’s digital age, Research Infrastructures in the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) enhance research into the historical, social, economic, political and cultural contexts of the European Union, providing data and knowledge to support its strategies.
6Data, Computing and Digital Research InfrastructuresIn research, as in all fields of society, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has become a key enabling factor for progress. ICT is also changing the modus operandi of research by providing new possibilities for geographically distributed collaboration and sharing. Data-driven science, as well as more and more open access to data and scientific results, is transforming not only how research is conducted, but its overall reach.

Provider ESFRI Type

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Provider MERIL Scientific Domain / Subdomain

This list is based on a MERIL result.

No.Scientific Domain
No.Scientific SubdomainDescriptionChanges v3.00 to v4.00


Biological & Medical Sciences

1Agronomy, Forestry, Plant Breeding CentresFacilities that enable open field and forest experiments to test the impact of management practices and of environmental conditions on soil, crop, and primary production. These include plants and trees ex-situ collections, experimental facilities for controlled crosses and propagation, and population genetics field testing. The facilities are relevant for Biological- and Environmental Sciences.

2Animal FacilitiesFacilities that provide husbandry of animals and services to the biomedical research community, usually equipped with highly automated systems that provide the best possible conditions for animal reproduction and maintenance. The main activity is the reproduction and maintenance of animal stocks either of inbred strains or genetically engineered animals, such as transgenic and knockout mouse lines, or even chemically-induced mutants.

3Collections of Biological Resources (e.g. Microorganisms, Biobanks and Seed Banks)Facilities for storage of collections of microorganisms, biological material and the associated data and information facilities for a population or a large subset of a population, maintained under controlled conditions (temperature, humidity, atmosphere, etc.). The biological resources, including microorganisms, human/animal cells, tissue, blood and DNA, seeds of crops, trees and wild plant species, are conserved for their genetic endowment. Databases established on these provide holistic information on each accession with scientific descriptors, ethno-botanical/ zoological/microbiological/medical knowledge, including for the purpose of establishing intellectual property rights and ownership over the biomaterial stored


Bio-Informatics Facilities

Bioinformatics facilities generate knowledge through computer analysis of biological data. These can consist of the information stored in the genetic code, but also experimental results from various sources, patient statistics, and scientific literature. Research in bioinformatics includes method development for storage, retrieval, and analysis of the data. Bioinformatics is a rapidly developing branch of biology and is highly interdisciplinary, using techniques and concepts from informatics, statistics, mathematics, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, and linguistics. It has many practical applications in different areas of biology and medicine.

5Biological/Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology/Nanotechnology Research FacilitiesFacilities that are dedicated to application of concepts and methods of bioscience and/or nanoscience, and/or use of living systems and organisms to develop solutions to problems in life- and preclinical sciences using engineering methodologies.

6Biomedical Imaging FacilitiesFacilities which are equipped for visualisation, characterisation, and measurement of biological processes at the cellular and tissue levels in humans and other living systems.

7Cell Culture FacilitiesFacilities that are equipped to provide robust support for isolation and culture of a variety of cell lines (like mammalian and insect cell lines, mouse and human embryonic stem cells), including serum preparation, feeders, growth factors and mycoplasma testing, this may be on serum-based or serum-free media.

8Clinical Research CentresFacilities that support patient-oriented research, involving a particular person or group of people or using materials from humans. This research can include: studies of mechanisms of human disease; studies of therapies or interventions for disease; clinical trials; studies to develop new technology related to disease.

10Environmental Health Research FacilitiesEnvironmental health research addresses all potential hazards caused to a human being or an animal by external physical, chemical, and biological factors, and all the related factors impacting behaviours. It encompasses the assessment and control of those environmental factors that can potentially affect health. It is targeted towards preventing disease and creating health-supportive environments. This definition excludes behaviour not related to environment, as well as behaviour related to the social and cultural environment, and genetics. This category includes toxicology and infectious diseases facilities as well as epidemiological study centres.

11Genomic, Transcriptomic, Proteomics and Metabolomics FacilitiesMultiple sites ranging from single laboratory DNA sequencing and RNA transcript analysis facilities run by biologists for their own department's research to high-throughput facilities aimed at providing a sophisticated service for a broad community of biologists run by informaticians, biologists and engineers.
Proteomics: physical chemistry developments for clinical and biological applications getting access to proteins network linked to the physiological and pathological stated of the cells. This includes nutrigenomics research.

12Structural Biology FacilitiesFacilities which are equipped for visualisation, characterisation, and measurement of biological processes at the molecular level in humans and other living systems. Main technologies include protein crystallisation, X-ray diffraction, mass spectrometry, DSC.

13Systems Biology/Computational Biology FacilitiesLaboratories that combine all relevant scientific disciplines and the know-how to integrate experimental data with computational and theoretical approaches with the aim of targeting, understanding and engineering pathways, cells, organs and complete organisms.

14Telemedicine Laboratories and E-Health TechnologiesE-Health is an emerging concept relating to the use of networked digital ICTs (primarily the Internet) to facilitate the organisation & delivery of health care and services. It encompasses applications for providers and organisations (e.g. for storing, exchanging and using clinical or administrative data, or aiding evidence-based practice) and for citizens and patients (e.g. web- based health information, education, virtual consulting), as well as research applications of e- Health technologies.

15Translational Research CentresTranslational Research Centres support the integration of evidence based medicine, social sciences and political sciences with the aim of optimising patient care and preventive measures which may extend beyond healthcare services. This is the process of turning appropriate biological discoveries into drugs and medical devices that can be used in the treatment of patients.



Chemistry and Material Sciences

1Analytical FacilitiesAll facilities where analytical tools are used that are based on one of the following probes or methods: electrons, photons, neutrons, radio frequency, NMR, or analytical chemistry. It does include Surface Science Laboratories dedicated to analysis and characterization of surface and interface phenomena. Different users would come from the scientific domains Chemistry, Earth science, Bio-Medical (including forensic) science and different sensitivities (Analytical Chemistry, electron microscopy laboratories); NMR facilities; surface science laboratories; x- ray diffraction; Electron Microscopy Laboratories, aspects in life sciences, earth, forensics; Surface Science Laboratories.

2Chemical Libraries and Screening FacilitiesDigital libraries related to chemistry as well as screening facilities.

3Intense Light SourcesAll facilities that provide access to intense light radiation sources as used for lasers, synchrotrons, Free Electron Lasers. The facilities are relevant to the scientific domains of Physics, Chemistry, Bio-Medical Sciences, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Humanities & Arts, Information Science & Technology; Laser Sources for materials synthesis laboratories; Laser Sources for spectroscopy laboratories; Synchrotron Light Sources and X-Ray Diffraction Facilities.

4Intense Neutron SourcesAccelerator-based neutron source facility that provides the intense pulsed neutron beam.

5Materials Synthesis or Testing FacilitiesAll single or multi sited facilities run by engineers and materials scientists to process or test materials with regard to predefined specifications. It includes testing and processing equipment, structural and properties characterization instruments. The facilities are relevant to the scientific domains of Engineering, Materials Sciences, Physics, and Chemistry.

6Pilot Plants for Process TestingPlants where processes in biological or chemical systems, including bioenergy/biorefinery research and food processing research, are tested on a pilot level scale. Biology, Chemistry.

7Reference Material RepositoriesFacilities providing materials with at least one standardised and fully described property that can be used in measurements e.g. as a standard for calibration of instruments or as reference for measuring other materials.



Earth and Environmental Sciences

1Acoustic Monitoring StationsNon audible very low frequency waves infrasound stations, (volcano meteors monitoring, avalanches, landslides) ; audible frequency stations and hydro acoustic stations (marine mammals, multi-beam, acoustic tomography, echosounders, sodar); high frequency stations ( T-phase stations).

2Atmospheric Measurement FacilitiesMeteorological stations (all physical parameters that can be observed) ; Global Atmospheric Watch (GAW); Airglow; Ionospheric stations (all sky cameras, ionospheric radar); brewers; lidars; chemical compositions, pollution and radionuclides facilities; This includes atmospheric test chambers, used to conduct controlled experiments for climate change research and atmosphere related problems.

3Earth Observation SatellitesIncluding Optical-IR Earth Observation satellites and Radar Earth Observation satellites.

4Earth, Ocean, Marine, Freshwater, and Atmosphere Data CentresPlatforms for the exchange of earth, oceanographic, marine, freshwater and atmospheric data and information, and for advisory services in the field of earth, ocean, marine, freshwater and atmospheric data management. National Data Centres, Designated National Agencies for international data exchange and Satellite Data Centres represent the backbone of the data and information infrastructure. National networks are usually put in place to interconnect the data centres of major national institutes. The overall objective is to significantly improve the overview and access to data and data analysis from government and research institutes.

5Earthquake Simulation LaboratoriesFacilities that are equipped to do computer-assisted earthquake simulation.

6Environmental Management InfrastructuresPilot facilities and experimental infrastructures for management, ecological restoration and environmental mitigation of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems in natural or degraded conditions (including hydrological and soil management field facilities; decontamination and bioremediation facilities and pilot plants).

7Geothermal Research FacilitiesFacilities that enable research, development, and demonstration of technologies to advance the use of geothermal energy as a clean, renewable, domestic power source.

8In Situ Earth ObservatoriesPlatforms and sensor technologies deployed in situ to collect environmental data (including physical, chemical and biological observations) in support of terrestrial environmental research and management activities. These facilities, including ecological habitat field stations, provide a base for trans-disciplinary research and training, with access to terrestrial field sites for survey and experimental opportunities and often supporting environmental observations and the collection of long-term time series data sets (a.o. on biodiversity).

9In Situ Marine/Freshwater ObservatoriesPlatforms and sensor technologies deployed in situ to collect environmental data (including physical, chemical and biological observations) in support of aquatic environmental research and management activities. These facilities, including marine/freshwater research centres, provide a base for trans-disciplinary research and training, with access to marine and freshwater field sites, and equipment (including research vessels that may carry large exchangeable underwater equipment/instruments ) for survey and experimental opportunities and often supporting environmental observations and the collection of long-term time series data sets (a.o. on biodiversity). Typical equipment includes: Buoys; Argo; gliders; autonomous underwater vehicles; remotely operated vehicle (Victor); Tide gauges; deep sea laboratories. Ship-time for stock assessments, polar supply, naval research, and educational courses and non- academic research are not considered in this context. For this inventory the atmospheric measurement facilities are kept as a separate category. This implies that some marine research centres will also fall under this category if they host an atmospheric measurement site.

10Natural History CollectionsFacilities that serve as a library of organisms have lived and/or are living on Earth and curation sites for materials relevant for planetary exploration. They contribute to specific research and public education in an easily accessible venue.

11Polar and Cryospheric Research InfrastructuresArctic and Antarctic stations; high altitude and mountain stations; heavy
icebreakers; International Partnerships in Ice Core Sciences (IPICS); ANDRILL; Polar Ionospheric stations.

12Research Aircraft-

13Solid Earth Observatories, including Seismological Monitoring StationsDrilling platforms and sensor technologies deployed to collect solid earth data and material in support of solid earth research and management activities. This includes facilities that collect seismological data to be added to the European Integrated Data Archive (EIDA) and made available to the scientific community.
Integrated Ocean Drilling Programme (IODP) and Integrated Continental Drilling Programme (ICDP); Sediment Coring Archives; VLBI stations.



Engineering & Energy

1Aerospace and Aerodynamics Research FacilitiesSingle-sited facilities providing a controlled wind stream in which objects (aircrafts, vehicles, buildings) are placed in order to measure their aerodynamic properties, using for instance lasers and/or simulate an operation and control during flight/ drive; includes wind tunnels.

2Civil Engineering Research InfrastructuresSingle-sited, distributed or virtual facilities for the design, construction, testing (including the use of shaking tables) and maintenance of non-military, non-aerospace or non-mechanical large structures, typically including large buildings, transport infrastructures, bridges, dams, tunnels, sewers, plus river, coastal and public health engineering.

3Electrical and Optical Engineering FacilitiesSingle- or multi-sited facilities that offer scientists and engineers access to devices for handling light, utilizing properties of light, and detecting light or access to infrastructure for research and development in the fields of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism. These infrastructures may either broadly deal with electrical or electronic engineering, or be focused specifically on some of the numerous subtopics, like electronics, electric power, telecommunications, control systems, or other.

4Energy Engineering Facilities (non-nuclear)Combustion, solar, wind, production & distribution, includes, combustion test facilities and associated technologies.

5Marine & Maritime Engineering FacilitiesExperimental facilities in the fields of hydraulics, geophysical fluid dynamics, ship dynamics and ice engineering research. These include: Basins (both for marine research with waves and/or (tidal) currents and research on inland water issues); multi-directional wave basins; flumes (both for marine research and for research on inland water issues); towing tanks for ship dynamics research; cavitation tunnels; rotation basins for research on Coriolis-dominated issues; facilities for ice research; other hydraulic facilities. The facilities are relevant for the scientific domains Engineering, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Marine and Polar Sciences

6Mechanical Engineering FacilitiesFacilities dedicated to manufacturing, assembly and testing of components and systems offering services related to control, integration and realization of products and processes including modelling and simulation tools. Processing technology, road-transport vehicle development and testing are included.



Humanities & Arts

1CollectionsSets of often unique objects and items of different types collected usually to be exhibited. Collections normally include a collecting policy for new acquisitions, so only objects and items in certain categories and of a certain quality are accepted into the collection. Objects in a collection are normally catalogued, traditionally in a card index, but nowadays this is being replaced by computerized database also for physical collections. These type of RIs are particularly relevant for the humanities, which often deal with the study of unique artefacts, but they can be relevant for other domains, such as social sciences, life and environmental sciences.
PHYSICAL: Museums, Galleries, Analogue audio/visual/multimedia collections, Archaeology, Anthropology and Ethnology Collections, Arts & Art History Collections, Music and Instrument Collections, Datasets (e.g. analogue audio/visual/multimedia datasets).
DIGITAL: Archaeology, Anthropology and Ethnology Collections, Arts & Art History Collections, Digitised Manuscript Collections, Music and Instrument Collections, Virtual museums, Virtual galleries, Datasets.

2RepositoriesLocations for storage of often unique objects and items of different nature, in general for preservation purposes. Repositories not only have the function to store objects and items but they also guarantee access for future retrieval and study. This type of RI in its general definition is relevant to all scientific domains (for instance as far as physical or virtual facility for the deposit of academic publications such as academic journal articles are concerned); however, some humanities disciplines strongly rely on specific repositories for its analysis.
PHYSICAL: Analogue audio/visual/multimedia repositories, Archaeology, Anthropology and Ethnology Repositories, Arts & Art History Repositories.
DIGITAL: Data repositories (e.g. digital library), Archaeology, Anthropology and Ethnology Repositories, Arts & Art History Repositories, Digitised Manuscript Repositories.

3DatabasesStructured sets of data for one or more purposes, usually in digital form. The term database applies to the data and their supporting data structures. The utilisation of databases is spread across all scientific disciplines. Databases are therefore RIs relevant to all scientific domains. Databases in the form of structured meta-data as well as analytical data organised usually within a relational model have been extensively developed as RIs in the Humanities with increasing uptake in all its disciplines: Archaeology, Anthropology and Ethnology Databases, Arts & Art History Databases, History Databases, Digitised Manuscript Databases.

4Conceptual ModelsExplicit formalisations that map a concept to its intended semantics. Conceptual models are adopted in every research domain (e.g. economic models, mathematical models). In the humanities, however, some conceptual models have developed into RIs indispensable to structure a certain knowledge domain, such as is the case for thesauri and taxonomies (also very much used in life sciences) which have a long tradition in supporting analytical efforts especially in linguistics. Increasingly, digital models built around conceptual ontologies and networks are being developed for modelling specific research domain or for cross-referencing purposes in the Humanities.

5Research ArchivesAccounting normally for organised sets of unpublished and almost always unique historical records, or the physical place they are located, archives contain primary source documents (texts, maps, pictures etc.) in physical but also increasingly digital form (e.g. text archives structured in databases) that have accumulated over the course of an individual or organisation's lifetime. In general, archives consist of records that have been selected for permanent or long-term preservation on grounds of their enduring cultural, historical, or evidentiary value. Archives are thus particularly relevant to the Humanities, chiefly to historians but also to many other Humanities researchers dealing with primary sources of various kinds. A scientific discipline called archival science, dedicated to the study and practice of organising, preserving, and providing access to information and materials in archives, has established itself within the Humanities: History Archives, Literature and Text Archives.

6Research LibrariesTraditionally, large collections of books, or the place in which the collection is housed. However, the term library has extended its meaning to refer to any collection, including digital sources, resources, and services. The collections can be of print, audio, and visual materials in numerous formats, including maps, prints, documents, microform (microfilm/microfiche), CDs, cassettes, videotapes, DVDs, video games, e-books, audiobooks and many other electronic resources. A research library is a collection of useful material for research use. A library is organised for use and maintained by a public body, an institution, a corporation, or a private individual. In addition to providing materials, libraries also provide the services of librarians who are experts at finding and organising information and at interpreting information needs.
Modern libraries are increasingly being redefined as places to get unrestricted access to information in many formats and from many sources. They are extending services beyond the physical walls of a building, by providing material accessible by electronic means, and by providing the assistance of librarians in navigating and analysing tremendous amounts of information with a variety of digital tools. Libraries are valuable to all scientific domains; however, they are of specific relevance to Humanities research which relies on access to historical and rare collections of unique artefacts (e.g. primary sources such as ancient manuscripts) and other sources to study those artefacts and works (secondary and tertiary sources) usually held within libraries and otherwise hardly accessible. A scientific discipline called library and information science, an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary field dedicated to the analysis, collection, organisation, classification, manipulation, preservation, retrieval and dissemination of information resources, has established itself at the crossroads between social sciences, humanities and computer sciences. Historically, library science has also included archival science.

7Research BibliographiesLarge-scale systematic lists of books and other works such as journal articles, reference and access resources. They can be physical publications (i.e. bound volumes) or digital (indexes and catalogues usually in the form of databases).
They can be generally divided into enumerative bibliography, which results in an overview of publications in a particular category, and analytical, or critical, bibliography, which studies the production of research material (in the form of books as well as other formats, including recordings, motion pictures, videos, graphic objects, databases, CD-ROMs and websites). As a bibliography can be produced in any field, it could be considered a transversal category; however it is Humanities research especially that has traditionally relied on such tools to systematise its fields of enquiry – spanning centuries of relevant publications for many humanities disciplines – and circumscribe its research domain.



Information Science & Technology

1Centralised Computing FacilitiesSingle-sited facilities with a centralised control that enable high performance computing through supercomputers. These are relevant to all scientific domains.

2Communication NetworksFacilities responsible, at national or international levels, for the provision of data communications networks, capacity and services to the research and education community in all scientific domains. The networks typically connect other networks at international, regional or metropolitan level.

3Complex Data FacilitiesFacilities to store huge and high dimensional data volumes and apply statistical methods to classify or cluster the data in order to extract valuable information. The facilities are relevant to Bio-Medical Sciences; Earth and Environmental Sciences; Physics; Astrophysics; Social Sciences.

4Distributed Computing FacilitiesFacilities for virtualisation, grid and cloud computing, or capability computing that are loosely coupled, heterogeneous, and geographically dispersed distributed system with non-interactive workloads that involve a large number of files. They federate, share and coordinate distributed resources from different organisations that are not subject to centralized control, using open, general-purpose and in some cases standard protocols and interfaces to deliver non-trivial qualities of service relevant to all scientific domains.

5Software Service FacilitiesFacilities that provide access to well fabricated software for modelling, simulation, development, control and optimization, including software libraries/ repositories or support services for the implementation of the software, their maintenance and adaptation to new hardware platforms as well consultation regarding proper use of the software as well as training facilities for users. These are relevant to all scientific domains.



Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Mathematics

1Astro-Particle and Neutrino Detectors and ObservatoriesRange of detectors/observatories, using interactions in water or ice for detecting astrophysical neutrinos, interactions in liquid noble gases or solids for searching for dark matter particles, and light emission in the atmosphere for the detection of gamma rays from astrophysical sources.

2Centres for Advanced Research in MathematicsResearch Centres hosting researchers and organizing scientific events at a high level. Three different types of centres can be distinguished according to their aim: a) centres organizing high level one week conferences in mathematics or their interface with sciences and industry; b) centres organizing, over three or more months, targeted advanced scientific programmes at doctoral level or on specific research challenges; c) high-level research institutes with few permanent positions and a highly developed visitor’s programme. (High level mathematics, interface between mathematics and other sciences).

3Centres for Development of Industrial MathematicsCentres devoted to the development of the interface between mathematics and industry. Their research groups offer a wide range of mathematical expertise and are able to interact with scientists from other disciplines (life sciences, bio-medicine, material sciences, engineering, computer sciences, physics, social sciences, etc.) both in the academic or industrial frameworks. (Industrial mathematics, applied mathematics).

4Cross-Disciplinary Centres in MathematicsSpecialised structures devoted to the interaction of mathematics with other sciences (e.g. biology, genomics, chemistry, computer sciences …). These structures strive at developing new areas of research where mathematics is known to play a founding role as it did in the development of physics. (Cross-disciplinary centres; mathematical sciences; interaction of mathematics).

5Extreme Conditions FacilitiesAll facilities where materials are studied under extreme physical conditions as in High Magnetic Field Laboratories, High Pressure Laboratories, Low Temperature Laboratories, High Radiation Facilities, and Microgravity platforms.

6Gravitational Wave Detectors and ObservatoriesInstruments using laser interferometry between freely hung test masses up to several km apart in vacuum. The lengths of two perpendicular arms, defined by the test masses, are compared and fluctuations in the arm length differences are recorded and analysed for potential GW signals. Links to earth observation.

7High Energy Physics FacilitiesHigh Energy Physics Facilities include accelerators, colliders, targets, light sources and detectors of high energy particles through electrostatic or oscillating fields accelerating particles to speeds sufficient to cause nuclear and particle reactions.

8Mathematics Centres of CompetenceMathematics centres of competence develop mathematical models for applications in all sciences and engineering, including social sciences, and medicine. They analyse the models, develop and implement algorithms for the simulation of the models as well as for the optimization and control of the involved processes. They provide transversal competences which allow transferring concepts and methods from one specific science to another and they also provide consulting concerning the use of methods and their implementation for specific applications. When needed, they generate the basic mathematical theory that is needed to perform the described tasks. (Mathematical modelling; numerical and statistical simulation; control theory; optimization; mathematical algorithm repository).

9Micro and Nanotechnology FacilitiesMicro and nanotechnology facilities deals with the understanding and control of matter at the nanoscale and microscales, at dimensions between approximately 1 and 1000 nanometres, involving imaging, measuring, modelling, and manipulating matter at this length scale.

10Nuclear Research FacilitiesNuclear Physics facilities include accelerators, colliders, targets and detectors to study the atomic nucleus, the nuclear matter including its fusion and fission. The facilities can be classified according to their objects of study (hadrons, nuclei, applications), the probes that are used to investigate them (lepton/ photon or hadron/heavy ion beams), or simply by the size of the facility and the type of reactions involved in the various nuclear processes.

11Safety Handling FacilitiesFacilities that are required to handle materials that potentially cause biosafety, chemical, radioactive, explosive, or engineering hazards. Also clean rooms and Actinide Handling Facilities would be included. Includes Biosecurity Level-4 Laboratories.

12Space Environment Test FacilitiesIncludes planetary/space environment simulation chambers and space environment exposure facilities as well as space plasma physics facilities

13TelescopesIncludes ground-based telescopes with (1) optical and/or near infrared telescopes, interferometers or (2) reflector telescopes with mirrors of different diameters, operating at radio frequencies, or infrared and/or optical wavelengths and (3) Space-borne telescopes orbiting the earth including a wide range of wavelengths, from gamma-rays to the radio.

14Underground LaboratoriesUnderground spaces providing experimental areas of reduced cosmic ray background, reduced seismic noise etc. for a range of experiments in physics and particle astrophysics. Open to members of collaborations involved in installing and running experiments. These facilities also have relevance to ICT and Material Sciences, Environment, Biological and Medical Sciences, Physics.



Social Sciences

1Data Archives, Data Repositories and CollectionsA digital data archive is a centre of expertise in data acquisition, preservation, management, dissemination and promotion of an access to the national and international collections and repositories of digital data. These type of RIs are particularly acute to the social sciences, which often rely on the aggregation of longitudinal data, and to the humanities, which often rely on preservation, but they can be relevant for other domains, particularly, the life and environmental sciences and the medical sciences.

2Data mining and Analysis (Methodological) Centres, including statistical analysisCentres of expertise or methodological resources for extracting patterns from large data sets by combining methods from statistics and artificial intelligence. These RIs enable researchers to overcome the challenge of working with increasingly larger data-sets. Data-mining and statistical techniques populate every scientific domain but what counts as data is domain specific. Therefore, this category should be understood as specific to social sciences because it refers to data in the social sciences.

3National Statistical Facilities (offices)Centres of expertise responsible for the collection and publication of statistics related to the economy, population and society at international, national and regional levels. These infrastructures have been traditionally created by the states but constitute as well powerful resources for the social scientists in particular.

4Registers and Survey-led Studies/DatabasesOrganized and systematic collection of data (time or spatial series) for one or more purposes (research, evidence-based policy, non-governmental organisations) in digital form or not. These type of RIs are particularly acute to the social sciences, which often rely on the aggregation of masses of longitudinal data but they can be relevant for all the other domains, that is, the humanities, the life and environmental sciences, the physical sciences and engineering, and the medical sciences.

5Research Data Service FacilitiesFacilities for clustering research data and making it permanently accessible, as well as facilities for the provision of all sorts of data services. These often include meta-infrastructures. These types of RIs are particularly relevant to Humanities and Arts; Social Sciences, Medical sciences.



Provider Area of Activity

No.Provider Area of ActivityChanges v3.00 to v4.00
1Basic research
2Applied research
3Technological development

Provider Societal Grand Challenges

No.Provider Societal Grand ChallengesChanges v3.00 to v4.00
1Health, demographic change and wellbeing
2Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research, and the Bioeconomy
3Secure, clean and efficient energy
4Smart, green and integrated transport
5Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials
6Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective societies
7Secure societies – protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens

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