2019 Swiss Roadmap for Research Infrastructures
On 17 April 2019, the Federal Council acknowledged the 2019 Roadmap for Research Infrastructures. The Swiss Roadmap for Research Infrastructures is a planning instrument for research infrastructures. The report is updated by State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) every four years in preparation for the ERI (Education, Research and Innovation) Dispatch. It gives an overview of future needs and likely developments in different areas of research. The 2019 Roadmap will therefore serve as a basis for the 2021-2024 ERI Dispatch.
In accordance with Article 15 of the Federal Act on the Promotion of Research and Innovation (RIPA) (on contributions to research facilities of national importance), SERI has allocated funding, among others, to projects planned by the SCTO, including the Swiss Research Network of Clinical Pediatric Hubs (SwissPedNet) and the European network of EPCTRI3.
Furthermore, the SCTO is mentioned as a network of clinical study centres and for serving as the Swiss node for ECRIN-ERIC projects in the scope of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI).
The 2019 Swiss Roadmap for Research Infrastructures is available at www.sbfi.admin.ch.