New Roadmap for Research Infrastructures Announced
Large-scale project proposed by Forschungszentrum Jülich selected for roadmap
Berlin/Jülich, 13 September 2019 – One of Forschungszentrum Jülich’s research infrastructures (RIs) has been earmarked to be part of Germany’s National Roadmap. This decision was announced by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) on 13 September. The Ernst Ruska-Centre 2.0 (ER-C 2.0) is thus one of the large-scale infrastructure projects that has been selected as a priority in terms of both strategy and research policy. Only prioritized RIs can be considered for funding. As part of the Roadmap process, the planned infrastructures are assessed according to their scientific potential, usage, feasibility, and their outstanding significance for Germany as a hub for science and research. Jülich’s selected project thus meets the requirements for leading international research.
In addition to ER-C 2.0, the German contribution to the European research infrastructure “Aerosols, Clouds and Trace gases Research Infrastructure” (ACTRIS-D) was also included in the National Roadmap. Through the cooperation of many important research institutions in Europe, better air-quality, weather, and climate predictions will be made possible.