Scientific and research infrastructures are platforms, resources and associated services that scientific communities use to develop R&D activities in specific scientific areas, in all areas of knowledge.
They support the development of research and innovation, bringing together human and material resources with the capacity to solve increasingly complex problems in all scientific fields.
R&D infrastructures include large scientific equipment, sets of scientific instruments, collections and other knowledge-based resources, scientific data and archives, computing and programming systems, communication networks promoting digital open access, as well as other infrastructures of a unique nature essential to stimulate excellence in research and development activities.
Radiation sources, biological databases, earth and space observatories, imaging systems or clean rooms for the study and development of new materials and nano-electronics, constitute research infrastructures that provide the basis on which new knowledge and innovations can develop.
Infrastructures included in the National Roadmap