ESFRI Roadmap 2016
In developing this Roadmap 2016, ESFRI has widened its scope compared to previous roadmaps and evolved its methods. The European RI system has been marked by 10 years of ESFRI strategic planning, together with the synergetic action of the national RI roadmap exercises that built upon and integrated the ESFRI vision. A more general analysis of the RI system, and of its progress as a key-supporting element of the European Research Area (ERA) and for global science, was needed. Therefore ESFRI in 2014 started a thorough analysis of the landscape of RIs that operate in Europe under the general criteria of international open access to facilities and data, peer-review based selection of proposals, excellence and uniqueness of scientific services provided.