This third European Conference on Research Infrastructures, following the first one, held in Strasbourg in 2000 and the second held in Trieste in 2003, has:
- Contributed to clarifying the long-term scientific needs in relation to European research infrastructures, including the challenges posed by handling, processing, archiving and transmitting increasingly large amounts of data generated by scientific works;
- Addressed the possible international dimension of the new generation of research infrastructures, as well as their regional or trans-regional impact;
- Presented and discussed the work of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) in the development of a coordinated European Roadmap;
- Highlighted the possible role of the Community financial instruments, and of the Seventh Framework Programme in particular, in relation to research infrastructures.
  Abstracts of the talk and copies of the Presentations used may be viewed by selecting the relevant Session from the adjacent buttons. The presentations are in html format that may be viewed over the Internet or pdf versions which may be downloaded.

Foreword & Opening Session
Robert-Jan Smits & John Wood
Sir Colin Campbell, Sir Keith O'Nions, Commissioner Janez Potocnik & Mr Jerzy Buzek

Parallel Session 3
User needs in Clinical Research, Biomedical Sciences, Environment & Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities
Plenary Sessions
1. Ray Orbach, Mitsuhiro Nemoto,     Carol Nicoll & Rob Adam
Robert-Jan Smits & John Wood
Parallel Session 4
User needs in IT and Information Infrastructure
Parallel Session 1
Policy and management
List of Participants
Parallel Session 2
User needs in Physics and Engineering & Environment

Main Conference Conclusions
pdf version of published brochure