Norwegian Roadmap for Research Infrastructure 2023

Research infrastructures in Europe

For many decades, Norwegian researchers have participated actively in international research organisations. The cooperation in these organisations is based on international agreements where the fees for each member state are determined on the basis of a contractual calculation key where the gross domestic product or equivalent is a main factor. Table 1 shows which Norwegian memberships of international research organisations receive funding from the ministries. 

Table 1 Norwegian participation in international research organisations funded by the ministries

Infrastructure short names 

Project 

Status 

CERN 

https://www.home.cern/ 

Member from 1954 

EMBL/EMBC 

European Molecular Biology Laboratory 

The European Molecular Biology Conference 

Member since 1985 

ESA 

European Space Agency 

Member since 1987 

ESRF 

European Synchrotron Radiation Facility 

Member from 1989 

IARC 

International Agency for Research on Cancer 

Member since 1987 

OECD Halden 

The Halden Project 

Established 1958 

Table 2 Norwegian membership of pan-European research infrastructures. 

Short name(Legal entity) 

 

Name 

Status 

Department 

Technology and Science   

EISCAT 3D 

European Next Generation Incoherent Scatter radar 

European Incoherent Scatter Scientific Association 

SE is the host country. Member of EISCAT from 1975. 

KD 

ESS ERIC 

European Spallation Source 

SE and DK are host countries 

KD 

ESRF – EBS 

European Synchrotron Radiation Facility – Extremely Brilliant Source 

FR is the host country 

KD 

ECCSEL ERIC 

European Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage Laboratory Infrastructure 

NO is the host country 

OED 

Euro Argo ERIC 

European contribution to the Argo program 

FR is the host country 

NFD 

EMSO ERIC 

The European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water column Observatory 

IT is the host country 

KLD 

ICOS ERIC 

Integrated Carbon Observation System 

FI is the host country 

KLD 

EPOS ERIC 

European Plate Observing System        

IT is the host country 

KD 

SIOSSvalbard AS 
https://sios-svalbard.org/ 

Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System 

NO is the host country 
 

KD 

ACTRIS ERIC 

The Aerosol, Clouds and Trace Gases Research Infrastructure 

FI is the host country 

KLD 

Life Science and Health 

ELIXIR (EMBL) 

  

European infrastructure for biological information, supporting life science research and its translation to medicine, agriculture, bioindustries and society 

UK is host country 

KD 

BBMRI ERIC 

Biobanking and Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructure 

The AU is the host country 

HOD 

EATRIS ERIC 

European Advanced Translational Research Infrastructure in Medicine 

NL is the host country 

HOD 

EU OPENSCREENERIC 
https://www.eu-openscreen.eu/ 

European Infrastructure of Open Screening Platforms for Chemical Biology 

DE is the host country 

KD 

ECRIN ERIC 

European Clinical Research Infrastructures Network 

FR is the host country 

HOD 

Euro-BioImaging ERIC 

Research Infrastructure for Imaging Technologies in Biological and Biomedical Sciences 

FI is the host country 

KD 

EMBRC ERIChttps://www.embrc.eu/ 

European Marine Biological Resource Centre 

FR is the host country 

NFD 

Humanities and Social Sciences 

CLARIN ERIC 

Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure 

NL is the host country 

KD 

ESSurvey ERIC 

European Social Survey 

UK is host country 

KD 

CESSDA ERIC 

Council of European Social Science Data Archives 

NO is the host country 

KD 

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