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Norwegian Roadmap for Research Infrastructure

The Norwegian Roadmap for Research Infrastructure is a part of the strategic document Tools for Research

Teleskop The first version of the Norwegian Roadmap for Research Infrastructure was published in 2010, as one of many similar roadmaps that had been, or were in the process of being, drawn up in other countries. The roadmap presented large-scale projects of national importance that had achieved very high ranking in the first funding round in 2009. The roadmap is to be revised after each major funding announcement for research infrastructure issued by the Research Council. This printed document is the roadmap after it was updated following the second funding round in 2010. The projects presented here have either already received funding or are deemed “investment-ready” by the Research Council. They are referred to in this document as “roadmap projects”. The roadmap supports the recommendations set out in Tools for Research – Part I of increasing the investment volume in, and ensuring long-term funding of, research infrastructure in the years to come.

The Norwegian-language version of the roadmap outlines in more detail the strategic basis for the Research Council’s thinking and priority-setting with regard to research infrastructure in specific disciplines, thematic areas and technology areas. The roadmap projects are presented there in individual chapters describing the research objectives, existing infrastructure and need for infrastructure in the respective areas.

The roadmap is not meant to be a static document, and it will be revised in the wake of each major funding announcement. New projects may be added, while others that have been listed on two consecutive editions of the roadmap without receiving funding will be removed and must submit a new grant proposal in the next funding round. The strategic basis underlying the Research Council’s orientation in relation to the roadmap is open to discussion and continually evolving. For this reason the most recent electronic version of the roadmap (Norwegian) will be the valid version at any given time.

Arvid Hallén
Director General of the Research Council of Norway

Download  Tools for Research – Part II: Norwegian Roadmap for Research Infrastructure 2012 (PDF-670.8 KB)   

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