The Instruct-ULTRA project ran from January 2017 until December 2020, and has been instrumental in advancing Instruct-ERIC, as the leading provider of integrated structural biology in Europe.
Developing new technology, enhancing communication and increasing outreach were key objectives of the ULTRA project, and achievements include:
Made up of eight Work Packages, Instruct ULTRA set out plans for growth, sustainability and quality of service and supported research and development activity that has led to a number of scientific publications. Pathways for new membership and international engagement were developed and during the operation of the ULTRA project five new members joined Instruct-ERIC Spain, Latvia, Finland, EMBL and Lithuania.
In addition to its success in enhancing the work of Instruct-ERIC, the ULTRA project has accomplished significant advances in boosting the visibility of research infrastructures beyond Europe. This has been achieved in collaboration with the RI-VIS project, which is tasked with raising the international profile of research infrastructures in the wider research community. For more information on the RI-VIS project, visit the website.