Call for proposals: Call 6:FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2010-1 Call 6: FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2010-1 Closed!


Research infrastructures play an increasing role in the advancement of knowledge and technology and their exploitation.  Because of their ability to assemble a ‘critical mass’ of people and investment, they contribute to national, regional and European economic development. They are therefore at the core of the knowledge triangle of research, education and innovation.

The overall objective of the Research Infrastructures part of the 'Capacities' specific programme is to optimise the use and development of the best research infrastructures existing in Europe, and to help to create in all fields of science and technology new research infrastructures of pan-European interest needed by the European scientific community to remain at the forefront of the advancement of research, and able to help industry to strengthen its base of knowledge and its technological know how.

The EC aims via FP7 to play a catalysing and leveraging role by helping to ensure wider and more efficient access to, and use of, the infrastructures existing in the different Member States. The Community actions should also stimulate the coordinated development and networking of these infrastructures, and foster the emergence of new research infrastructures of pan-European interest within a medium to long term vision

Call 6: FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2010-1 addresses part of Objectives 1.1 Support to existing research infrastructures, 1.2 Support to new research infrastructures, and 1.3 Support to policy development and programme implementation, as described in the Work Programme 2010 – Research Infrastructures.

In adition to our useful documents section, further informations, as well as relevant documents for  Call 6: P7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2010-1 Call for Proposals can be found at FP7 Cordis website.


1.1 Support to existing research infrastructures

1.1.1 Integrating Activities

Social Sciences and Humanities

  • INFRA-2010-1.1.1: European Social Survey.
  • INFRA-2010-1.1.2: Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe.
  • INFRA-2010-1.1.3: European Social Science Data Archives and remote access to Official Statistics.
  • INFRA-2010-1.1.4: Archives for Historical research.
  • INFRA-2010-1.1.5: Towards a European Research Infrastructure for Modelling & Methodologies.
  • INFRA-2010-1.1.6: Research Infrastructures for the study of Europe and globalization.

Life Sciences

  • INFRA-2010-1.1.7: Plant genetic Resources Centres.
  • INFRA-2010-1.1.8: Bio-NMR facilities.
  • INFRA-2010-1.1.9: Non-human primate centres.
  • INFRA-2010-1.1.10: Animal genetic Resources Centres.
  • INFRA-2010-1.1.11: Aquaculture research facilities.
  • INFRA-2010-1.1.12: Large-scale bio-banks for clinical and epidemiological studies.
  • INFRA-2010-1.1.13: Facilities for high throughput DNA sequencing and human genotyping.
  • INFRA-2010-1.1.14: High throughput facilities for proteome analysis.
  • INFRA-2010-1.1.15: Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) facilities for advanced gene and cell therapy research.

Environmental Sciences

  • INFRA-2010-1.1.16: Research Infrastructures for Atmospheric Research.
  • INFRA-2010-1.1.17: Sites and experimental platforms for longterm ecosystem research.
  • INFRA-2010-1.1.18: Research Infrastructures for native seed conservation.
  • INFRA-2010-1.1.19: Research Infrastructures for Polar research.
  • INFRA-2010-1.1.20: Research Infrastructures for Coastal Research, including for Integrated Coastal Zone Management and Planning.
  • INFRA-2010-1.1.21: Research Infrastructures for water resource observation, water resource management, hydrological observation.


  • INFRA-2010-1.1.22: Research Infrastructures for Solar Energy: Photovoltaic Power.
  • INFRA-2010-1.1.23: Research Infrastructures for offshore renewable energy devices: ocean-, current-, wave- and wind energy.
  • INFRA-2010-1.1.24: Infrastructures for research on biomass conversion and biorefinery.


  • INFRA-2010-1.1.25: Research Infrastructures and services for engineering and improved production processes.
  • INFRA-2010-1.1.26: Research Infrastructures for experimental hydraulic research.
  • INFRA-2010-1.1.27: Research Infrastructures for earthquake hazard.

Mathematics, Computer-related Sciences, Data

  • INFRA-2010-1.1.28: Infrastructures for Mathematics and its interfaces with science, technology and society at large.
  • INFRA-2010-1.1.29: Advanced Digital Visualisation Facilities.

Analytical Facilities

  • INFRA-2010-1.1.30: Research Infrastructure for advanced spectroscopy, scattering/diffraction and imaging of materials.
  • INFRA-2010-1.1.31: Research Infrastructures for processing, analysis and characterisation (physico-chemical properties, health and environmental impact) of engineered nanomaterials, nanoparticles and nanostructures.

Physics, Astronomy, Nuclear- and Particle Physics

  • INFRA-2010-1.1.32: Research Infrastructures for Nuclear Physics.
  • INFRA-2010-1.1.33: Detectors for future accelerators.
  • INFRA-2010-1.1.34: Research Infrastructures for dark matter search, neutrinos, gravitational waves.
  • INFRA-2010-1.1.35: Research Infrastructures for high energy astrophysics.

1.2 Support to new research infrastructures

1.2.2 Construction of new infrastructures (or major upgrades) - preparatory phase

  • INFRA-2010-2.2.1: EISCAT_3D Upgrade (Upgrade of the EISCAT facility for ionospheric and space weather research).
  • INFRA-2010-2.2.2: EPOS (Infrastructure for the study of tectonics and Earth surface dynamics).
  • INFRA-2010-2.2.3:SIAEOS (Upgrade of the Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System).
  • INFRA-2010-2.2.4:ECCSEL (European Carbon Dioxide and Storage Laboratory).
  • INFRA-2010-2.2.5: EMBRC (European marine biological resource centre).
  • INFRA-2010-2.2.6: EU-OPENSCREEN (European Infrastructure of Open Screening Platforms for chemical biology).
  • INFRA-2010-2.2.7: EuroBioImaging (Research infrastructure for imaging technologies in biological and biomedical sciences).
  • INFRA-2010-2.2.8: High Security BLS4 Laboratory (Upgrade of the High Security Laboratories for the study of level 4 pathogens).
  • INFRA-2010-2.2.9: EMFL (European Magnetic Field Laboratory)
  • INFRA-2010-2.2.10: CTA (Cherenkov Telescope Array for Gamma-ray astronomy).
  • INFRA-2010-2.2.11: One project in the European strategy for particle physics (CERN Council)

1.3 Support to policy development and programme implementation

  • INFRA-2010-3.1: ERA-NET supporting cooperation for research infrastructures in all S&T fields
  • INFRA-2010-3.2: Studies, conferences and coordination actions supporting policy development, including international cooperation, in all S&T fields.


European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 216,94 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 03 September 2009 - 11 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Useful documents

  • Work Programme 2010 - Research Infrastructures (Work programme)
  • Call 6: FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2010-1 (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Candidate Countries
  • European Free Trade Association (EFTA)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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