User-related past events

In this section you can find information about past events organised by ENRIITC members which focus on developing efficient relations between users and research facilities.

Joint Position Paper on Horizon Europe Missions issued by Europe’s Analytical Research Infrastructures

10 July 2020

The Analytical Research Infrastructures of Europe (ARIEsreleased a Joint Position Paper on the 9th of July in which they present ARIEs as a key resource for the 5 Horizon Europe Missions. It is argued that these missions require exceptional solutions, and the world-leading ARIEs are one of the key places those solutions can be sought.

“The Analytical Research Infrastructures of Europe (ARIEs) provide unique windows into the workings of the world around us,” says Caterina Biscari, Chair of LEAPS and Director of the ALBA Synchrotron in Spain. “The cross-border cooperation within Europe allows for harnessing the power of its analytical research infrastructures collectively, to fuel the cutting-edge R&D required by the five Horizon Europe Missions. Nowhere else in the world is this readily possible.”

The ARIEs are centres of scientific and technological excellence, delivering services, data and know-how to a growing and diverse user community of more than 40,000 researchers in academia and industry, across a range of domains: the physical sciences, energy, engineering, the environment and the earth sciences, as well as medicine, health, food and cultural heritage. They include powerful photon sources, such as synchrotrons, laser systems and free-electron lasers; sources of neutrons, ions and other particle beams; and facilities dedicated to advanced electron-microscopy and high magnetic fields.

3 ENRIITC Partners took part in the development of this paper: The European Magnetic Field Laboratory (EMFL), the League of European Accelerator-based Photon Source (LEAPS), and the League of Advanced Neutron Sources (LENS) as apart of BrightESS2.

Read more and download the Joint Position paper here. 


1 April 2020

EU-OPENSCREEN DRIVE is an Horizon-2020-funded project which aims to support the development and long-term sustainability of EU-OPENSCREEN ERIC, the European Research Infrastructure for Chemical Biology. One of the main goals of this project is the development of a structure which allows seamless engagement of the EU-OPENSCREEN ERIC with industry partners, acting as a hub for the generation of innovation, with a dedicated work package supported by the partners at University of Santiago de Compostela and at University of Oslo.

An Industry Liaison Office (ILO) composed by members of the pharmaceutical industry and technology vendors has been established, representing a direct channel of interaction between academic partners and industry. Co-development projects will be designed to both support technology providers through the validation of their technologies by using EU-OPENSCREEN services, and to develop innovative methodologies that can be of interest for the pharmaceutical companies. These collaborative projects will allow academic groups to access cutting edge technologies and know-how and will strongly support the innovation and the scientific and economic impact of the European chemical biology community.

EATRIS-Plus Kick-off Meeting

13 February 2020

An alliance of 19 partners representing academia, industry and patient organisations from 16 countries gathered in Lisbon, Portugal on February 13 to kick-start the Horizon 2020-funded project, EATRIS-Plus. The meeting was hosted by INFARMED, Portuguese medicines agency and representative of the EATRIS node in the country.

With a budget of nearly €5 million and representatives from all 13 supporting Member and Observer countries, EATRIS-Plus will take the development of the infrastructure one step further, notably by enhancing its international outreach capacities, long-term sustainability strategy, strengthening industry collaborations and by building academic capacity for personalised medicine research.

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EMSO Conference: Preparing for UN Decade of Ocean Science

12-14 February 2020

The European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water-column Observatory Research Infrastructure Consortium (EMSO ERIC) held the EMSO Conference: preparing for UN Decade of Ocean Science on February 12th-14th to offer an international scientific framework to increase the coordination and the effectiveness of international cooperation worldwide.

By stimulating the exchange of information, best practices, and strategy alignment among marine researchers, engineers, and representatives of industry, Institutions, Research Infrastructures and Funding Agencies, the conference was designed to contribute to the improvement of the conditions for sustainable development and fulfilment of societal needs, increasing the awareness of the importance of the Ocean’s health.

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ESRF User Meeting 2020

3-5 February 2020

The annual ESRF User Meeting was held in early February 2020, two months into intense electron beam commissioning and less than a month before the beginning of beamline commissioning and, more importantly, the first proposal submission deadline for beam time with the new source (deadline on 2nd March 2020). The user community is gearing up to prepare new proposals to exploit the outstanding scientific opportunities, and the ESRF User Meeting was the ideal opportunity to hear the latest news and to discuss and prepare new ideas and proposals.

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EMSO & Ocean Networks Canada joint session at AGU Fall Meeting 2019

9-13 December 2019

This session brought together organisations operating cabled and other fixed ocean observatory infrastructures to exchange and coordinate observing strategies that contribute to the goals of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. Throughout the Decade these observing systems will be collecting high-resolution, in-situ, ocean time-series data, in support of basic research, operational oceanography, and maritime safety, from the coast to the deep-sea floor.

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SSHOC Workshop: Using Corpora for Implementing Validation – CLARIN

30 September 2019

This workshop introduced the polmineR package and explored three basic scenarios using it:

  1. Validating the results obtained from dictionary-based sentiment analysis and classification,
  2. Validating the results of LDA topic modelling,
  3. Giving substantial meaning to the results of cooccurrence analyses.

It was discussed whether to potentially combine the scenarios with semi-supervised learning, and how to leverage of machine learning (MI) approaches. As the dataset and tool combination, polmineR R package was used in combination with a multilingual corpus of the UN General Assembly.

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