ERA-Instruments has completed its final report for the EC funded
project. Here we publish a summary of activities, results and impacts:
Summary of Final Report
Recommendations Series:ERA-Instruments has published the fourth issue of the recommendations series jointly with the ESFRI project Euro-BioImaging:
Advanced Light Microscopy
The third recommendations paper of ERA-Instruments is on the issue of distributed research infrastructures in the life sciences:
Development of Research Infrastructures in Europe
The previous recommendations issues are:
Efficient Operation and Access
National Roadmaps:ERA-Instruments has collected national roadmaps regarding research infrastructures in the life sciences. The report presented here is dated beginning of 2009.
Funding Schemes for Research Infrastructure:National funding schemes for research instrumentation are compiled and compared in this report.
NMR /MRI and NGS equipment in Europe:Two exercises were made in mapping for Europe a specific kind of instrumentation for life science applications as examples for a mid-size research infrastructure data base.
The first inventory addressed high field NMR and MRI machines, the second looked at next generation sequencing equipment (NGS). The full data base is available at:
The contents are summarized in
NMR and MRI summary report
Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) summary report
Summary of first year results:ERA-Instrument has built the base for its activities during the first year. A number of publications have resulted already and more is to come...
First year summary
Report on the user meeting on advanced light microscopy:A round table discussion addressed difficulties in funding and running of leading edge laser scanning microscopes. The main outcome is summarized in the report.
User meeting report microscopy
Report on the user meeting on next generation sequencing:A panel discussion in Tartu, Estonia, addressed sequencing technology. The main results are contained in the report.
User meeting report NGS
Summary of second year results:The second year of ERA-Instruments had a focus on various joint activities. The preparatory work of the first year was bearing fruit and we have seen a busy as well as productive twelve months.
Second year summary
Currently, there are no further dates for ERA-Instruments.
Summary of Final Report