This survey forms part of the RICH Europe Project, and the collated data aims to build upon the good work of the previous project RICH2020 and contribute to the provision of an improved service.
The RICH Europe project started in June 2022 and is the Network of National Contact Points for Research Infrastructures, funded by the EU Commissions Horizon Europe (HE) Framework Programme.
The overall aim of the project is to improve and support the professionalisation and harmonisation of Research Infrastructures National Contact Points (NCPs) services across Europe and to contribute to the consolidation of the European research infrastructure ecosystem. RICH Europe activities have been designed to (1) raise the general standard of support to programme applicants by enhancing NCPs knowledge and capacities and building a more professionalised and collaborative NCPs community, (2) enhance the quality of knowledge of RIs stakeholders about EU RIs calls & programme and raise their awareness about the trans-national and virtual access opportunities to research infrastructures, (3) lower the entry barriers for newcomers, with a focus on widening countries, (4) mainstream RIs in HE with a special focus on Clusters and the EIC programmes, (5) foster the cooperation among RIs at European and international level, and between RIs and the local/regional socio-economic ecosystem.
The project, in its 7 years duration, will address four major target groups: (i) NCPs for Research Infrastructures, (ii) applicants in Horizon Europe RIs calls, (iii) Research Infrastructures and Academia, (iv) Industries and SMEs.
Your assistance in completing this survey is of great importance to us and will greatly contribute to ensuring an enhancement of the customer journey and experience when using the RICH Europe services.