Very Large Research Infrastructures (VLRIs) play a unique role in modern science. They are facilities that combine a degree of uniqueness (the RI is unique or quasi unique worldwide and provides world-leading capabilities), complexity (the RI is highly complex in its organisational structure, technology and/or operation and its scale is usually very large in terms of the required human and/or capital resources) and an international dimension (the RI possesses an international dimension which is reflected in its governance, its operational footprint and/or user base).
The objective of this activity is to provide options for facilitating the development, operation and use of VLRIs, to make these more responsive to global crisis or major disciplinary shifts, where possible, and to provide long-term perspectives for their development worldwide to decision-makers. In this first workshop, three major challeges will be investigated in more details, from the perspective of VLRI research managers:
The goal of this first workshop will be to explore interesting options and solutions developed by VLRIs regarding their governance, financing, data management and potential impact, based on the results of a survey conducted by the GSF among VLRI managers and on interesting case studies.
Session 1: The evolving models of governing and financing VLRIs
Session 2: Evolution of the expected impact of VLRIs
Session 3: Data management for VLRIs