Infrastructures where Finland is a member, call for invited applicants 2023

In order to streamline the review, the action plan and the review form have the same structure. That is why it is important that the action plan follows the guidelines and structure provided. Be as concise as you can.

The action plan is submitted as a PDF appendix on the tab ‘Action plan’ in the online services. Read the call text carefully and familiarise yourself with the review guidelines and review form before you start writing the plan. For the definitions on research infrastructure and membership in international research infrastructure, please see the call text.

  • The action plan may be no longer than five pages.
  • The paper size is A4.
  • The font is Calibri/Carlito 12 pt.
  • The line spacing is 1.
  • The margins are 20 mm.
  • The text is left-aligned.
  • Do not use paragraph indents.
  • The font size in tables and images must be at least 10 pt.
  • Use a single-column layout when writing the text.
  • The list of references is included in the length of the action plan. The font size in the list is 10 pt.
  • All references must be added directly into the text, for example as follows: (author(s), year) or [number]. You must not use footnotes.
  • The maximum size of the PDF appendix is 50 MB.

Write the action plan on our template. Delete all guidelines from the template. You must not edit or delete the headings in the template. If necessary, you may add subheadings (level 3). The application cannot be submitted if the system detects an error in the headings, the page configuration or the structure. The action plan will be machine-checked as regards the above sections. Write the plan in English; the applications are reviewed by international experts.

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Name of international membership

Name of national coordinator (person)

  • Since what year has Finland’s membership been in force?
  • What has the annual membership fee been in 2022 and 2023?
  • Which organisation in Finland coordinates the national operations and membership of the international infrastructure?

1. Description of international research infrastructure and its functions in Finland

Describe the international research infrastructure and the services it offers. Also describe the impact of Finland’s membership on the availability and provision of the research infrastructure services nationally and internationally.

  • Does the international research infrastructure have operational activities in Finland? What services are provided for the international research infrastructure in Finland?
  • Which Finnish organisations participate in the administrative and/or operational activities of the international research infrastructure (ownership)? Is there a cooperation agreement or other similar agreement between the actors involved?
  • Describe how the national activities are managed and organised.
  • Describe the roles, expertise and rights and obligations of the actors. Describe the main elements of the long-term usage plan for the international research infrastructure. How will the actors promote the full utilisation of the international membership?
  • Describe the user base of the international research infrastructure in Finland and how it will be expanded through the membership.
  • To what extent are users working in organisations outside Finland making use of the international research infrastructure’s services produced in Finland?
  • Has the membership increased attraction and retention in the Finnish research, development and innovation (RDI) system internationally?

2. Wide and versatile impact

What added value can be expected from the research infrastructure activities in terms of wide and versatile impact? Describe the added value the membership brings in Finland from the perspective of research, business, the public sector, employment or business cooperation.

3. Digitalisation and data

Does the international research infrastructure aim to adhere to the FAIR principles in its data management (Yes/No)? If not, please provide more details.

4. Responsible science

What concrete actions does the international research infrastructure have planned to reach the carbon neutrality target (the green transition)?

In its activities, does the international research infrastructure take into account research ethics, equality and nondiscrimination and the principles of sustainable development (Yes/No)? If not, please provide more details.

5. Long-term financial planning

Describe the funding base of the international research infrastructure and the long-term funding plan for the maintenance and development of the activities. What is the amount of the membership fee applied for in euros annually for Finland between 2024 and 2028?

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