Excellent research infrastructures are a prerequisite for conducting competitive research of high international quality in dynamic environments. Thus, research infrastructures are topics of common interest for the Nordic countries where Nordic cooperation can make an international contribution.
The NORIA-net "Nordic Research Infrastructure Network" (NRIN) was initiated as a preparatory action in order to strengthen Nordic cooperation on research infrastructure policies, strategies and funding. NRIN has focused on describing similarities and differences between the Nordic countries on research infrastructure policies and aimed to identify actions suitable for cooperation. Although existing national research infrastructure roadmaps are not directly comparable, research infrastructures prioritised in all or most of the Nordic countries, will serve as a platform for increasing Nordic cooperation.
NRIN recommends that efforts are put into current initiatives which have a direct impact on Nordic research infrastructure cooperation. This report contains recommendations on how to expand and add value to Nordic research infrastructure cooperation. The major national research funding agencies in the Nordic countries have been members of NRIN.
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