International Conference on Research Infrastructures (ICRI)

Date & Time 19-21 October 2022
Location Brno, Czech Republic & online

Every two years since 2012, the International Conference on Research Infrastructures (ICRI) has hosted about 500 delegates, who discuss topics concerning research infrastructures on the international level. The venue alternates between the EU and third countries, and the event is organised jointly by the European Commission and the host country. The upcoming ICRI in 2022 will take place in Brno, Czech Republic.

The International Conference on Research Infrastructures (RIs) aims to discuss the most challenging issues and pressing needs in research infrastructure policy-making related to both the post-pandemic recovery and the future development of research infrastructures. ICRI 2022 is a global forum encouraging cooperation and discussion on matters of international relevance for RIs.

This year, in addition to #ICRI2022, Brno will also be the venue for the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of the father of genetics, G. J. Mendel.

Side and satellite events

1. EU-AMRI: “Finding Opportunity Among Health Challenges: Allowing the Space for Research Infrastructures Synergies”

19 Oct at 19:00-20:00

EU-AMRI is organising a one-hour side event at ICRI 2022, held in Brno (Czech Republic). With actual case scenarios in the field of scientific health research, EU-AMRI wants to shine a light on national and international collaborations creating synergies between Research Infrastructures.


19:00 – Introduction: EU-AMRI, joining forces to accelerate patient-centric biomedical research
Dr. Jacques Demotes, Director General ECRIN

19:10 – EU-AMRI, incubating complementary relationships and synergies at node level
Assoc. Prof. Roman Hrstka, M.Sc. Ph.D., National Director
Prof. Dr. Marian Hajduch, National Director EATRIS_cz
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Regina Demlova, Ph.D., National Director CZECRIN

19:40 – Perspective of the upcoming Swedish EU Council Presidency
Lisbeth Olsson, Secretary General for Ris, Swedish Research Council

19:50 – Q&A and Panel Discussion
Joined by Dr. Maria Luisa Lavitrano, EOSC Director, and moderated by Anton Ussi, Operations & Finance Director EATRIS

20:00 – End of session

If you are not attending the ICRI 2022 main event, online or at the venue, but still would like to visit the EU-AMRI side event, you can register via the ICRI 2022 website here.

If you are attending the ICRI 2022 main event, online or at the venue, you have the possibility to add the EU-AMRI side event to your entrance pass. Register via the ICRI 2022 website here.


2. INFRAFRONTIER-IMPC: “Global and European Infrastructures IMPC and INFRAFRONTIER Towards the Deciphering of Gene Functions for Human Health”

18 Oct at 13:00-15:00

The satellite event aims to showcase the scientific achievements and impact on various areas of human disease research and share its experience of the management of the scientific data produced, and describe how IMPC and INFRAFRONTIER with their resources and technologies strive together with medically focused RIs EATRIS, BBMRI, and ECRIN to establish a novel transformative European platform, which will provide state-of-the-art equipment, technologies, and expertise to clinicians, basic researchers and companies working on innovative curative therapies for human diseases.

One of the speakers is David Morrow, EATRIS Senior Scientific Programme Manager, who will be speaking about the challenges EATRIS faces in the development of advanced therapies.

3. “Long-term Sustainability of Small and Mid-scale Distributed RI Projects”

19 Oct at 09:00 – 12:00

European Science Foundation, MOSBRI, VITALISE and EuroPlanet are hosting this side event at ICRI 2022 to showcase different avenues for addressing the sustainability of these RI projects and their services. In addition, more mature and consolidated RIs will be invited to exchange experiences in a co-creation session in a mutual learning process. The outcomes of this event will support and guide RI projects from various fields when exploring potential sustainability alternatives.

Make sure you catch the panel discussion with Anne-Charlotte Fauvel, EATRIS Head of EU Affairs. More about the side event here.


4. ISIDORe:  “Integrated Services for Infectious Disease Outbreak Research” 

19 Oct at 09:30 – 12:00

The ISIDORe initiative is a new approach to epidemic preparedness and response research in Europe, which provides free-of-charge access to an unprecedented One Health-driven integrated portfolio of cutting-edge research resources, dedicated to the study of epidemic-prone diseases.

The event will provide an insight into the experiences of European research infrastructures and infectious disease networks in responding to the COVID-19 emergency, as well as highlight ISIDORe’s actions and showcase opportunities for accessing its resources, to address the challenge of any emerging or re-emerging infectious disease threat.

Registration is available through the ICRI registration form.

More information about ICRI 2022 Conference.