A number of research infrastructures in the Biological and Medical Sciences area have been developed through the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) programme. These include AnaEE, EMBRC, Emphasis, ERINHA, EU-Openscreen, EuroBioimaging, ISBE, MIRRI still in development and the following Landmarks BBMRI-ERIC, EATRIS-ERIC, ECRIN-ERIC, Elixir, Infrafrontier and Instruct-ERIC. In combination, these infrastructures are ready to respond to existing and emerging challenges in the health and environment area. Evolution of the infrastructure inclusion in the ESFRI Roadmap tests and meets the changing demands in the Health and Food landscape.
The research infrastructures are complementary and synergistic in the facilities and services they provide. The infrastructures can be combined to promote interdisciplinary research and efforts to identify and harmonise common standards and operational processes between them increase the ease with which the user communities can access their services. The overall aim is to coordinate infrastructures to make cross-disciplinary research models, technologies and data management accessible.