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The objectives of this activity are to identify policies and procedures that can strengthen the sustainability and the effectiveness of the functioning of research infrastructures (RIs) during their entire life cycle (including their dismantling or potential reuse). A toolkit of policies and procedures will be developed, taking into account the diversity of RI models and their specific requirements. Different options will be considered and proposed.
Users of this toolkit will be science policy makers, RTD performing institutions, banks’ risk managers, governmental and private funding organisations and agencies at national or regional levels as well as RI planners and administrators, wishing to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their facilities.
The report’s recommendations would be expected to have a positive impact on financial and human-resource planning and allocation for the implementation and operation of new infrastructures. Priority targets are to lower initial investment and operating costs by improved standard planning and business models; to accelerate construction and implementation phases by better adapted planning procedures; and to realize effective planning, budgeting and implementation of human-resources and controlled optimization of the running costs for RIs, considering that operational performance will lead to sustainable, attractive and productive research environments at both single-site and distributed RIs.