ENVRI-FAIR is the connection of the Cluster of Environmental Research Infrastructures (ENVRI) to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

The overarching goal is that at the end of the project, all participating Research Infrastructures have built a set of FAIR data services which enhances the efficiency and productivity of researchers, supports innovation, enables data- and knowledge-based decisions and connects the ENVRI Cluster to the EOSC.

This goal is reached by:
  • Well defined community policies and standards on all steps of the data life cycle, aligned with the wider European policies, as well as with international developments;
  • Each participating Research Infrastructure will have sustainable, transparent and auditable data services, for each step of data life cycle, compliant to the FAIR principles;
  • The focus of the work is on the implementation of prototypes for testing pre-production services at each Research Infrastructure; the catalogue of prepared services is defined for each Research Infrastructures independently, depending on the maturity of the involved Research Infrastructures;
  • The complete set of thematic data services and tools provided by the ENVRI cluster is exposed under the EOSC catalogue of services via EOSC-hub.

General information

  • Project Number: 824068
  • Project title: ENVironmental Research Infrastructures building Fair services Accessible for society, innovation and research
  • Starting date: 4 01/01/2019
  • Duration in months: 48
  • Call (part) identifier: H2020-INFRAEOSC-2018-2
  • Topic: INFRAEOSC-04-2018; Connecting ESFRI infrastructures through Cluster projects
  • Keywords: Data services, environmental science, research infrastructures, FAIR




The ENRIITC [ɪnˈrɪʧ] project aims to build a permanent pan-European network of Industrial Liaison and Contact Officers (ILOs and ICOs) and enable industry to become a full partner of research infrastructures whether it is as a user, a supplier, or a co-creator. In other words, ENRIITC supports the establishment of strategic, cross-border partnerships between industry and research infrastructures.

The primary objectives of ENRIITC are:

  1. Establish a sustainable European network of ILOs and ICOs which enables mutual learning
  2. Map collaboration potential between research infrastructures and industry,
  3. Develop and refine strategies and best practices to foster these collaborations,
  4. Raise awareness among industry for collaboration opportunities at research infrastructures, and demonstrate impact.

ENRIITC brings together 11 Partners and more than 60 Associates from around Europe. The network members represent diverse scientific areas, industrial sectors and geographical regions. ENRIITC is inclusive and welcomes new members.