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The Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education has just updated the Portuguese Roadmap of Research Infrastructures (RI), and the Portuguese microBiological Resource Center Network (PtmBRCN), is now included in the National Roadmap of RI. The Portuguese Yeast Culture Collection (PYCC), a facility at UCIBIO-FCT NOVA, coordinated by José Paulo Sampaio, is one of the founding members. 

 

UCIBIO has now two facilities integrated in the National Roadmap of Research Infrastructures, as in the first call the Portuguese Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Network (PTNMR), coordinated by Eurico Cabrita, was integrated in the National Roadmap of Research Infrastructures.

 

The Portuguese Roadmap of Research Infrastructures of Strategic Relevance (RNIE in Portuguese) was first published by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) to cover the period 2014-2020. A total of 40 RIs were included in different areas covering Energy, Environment, Medical and Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Materials and Analytical Facilities, Social Sciences and Humanities, together with Digital infrastructures/e-RIs. Recognition of evolving strategic approaches, knowledge gaps and societal needs led to the inclusion in the National Roadmap of 16 new Research Infrastructures in 2019-2020. The Portuguese Roadmap now includes 56 RIs in six thematic domains: Energy (4 RIs), Environment (7 RIs), Health and Food (20 RIs), Physical Sciences and Engineering (14 RIs), Social and Cultural Innovation (7 RIs) and Digital infrastructures (4 RIs).

 

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