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MERIL-2 Launch Event

The MERIL-2 project is pleased to announce its launch event on the 20th of June, 2017, in Rome (IT). The event will be an opportunity to present the portal to a community of stakeholders, to discover its functions, and to discuss plans for ongoing development.

The following day (21 June), a working session with National Data Intermediaries will be held, to find solutions for increasing RI Coverage, across all countries and scientific areas. This part of the event is aimed at MERIL National Data Intermediaries, but is open to other interested stakeholders depending on availability of spaces.

Please find a complete agenda of the event and surrounding meetings here.

Please register for the event(s) at the following link before Wednesday the 3rd of May:

A practical information guide will be circulated to meeting participants.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at meril(at) for any further information. We hope to see you in Rome.

The MERIL-2 Portal beta version goes live

As the first milestone in the MERIL-2 project to upgrade the MERIL portal and improve MERIL data, a new MERIL portal is now available for use. It is the first step towards the final MERIL portal with full functionality. It allows for data consultation by members of the public, and for data entry or cleaning by registered users. New versions of the portal will be rolled out progressively, to add functionalities, ergonomic improvements, and graphic changes to both the front and back ends of the portal while the data cleaning is in progress.

MERIL Event at ICRI South Africa 2016

The MERIL-2 project held a fringe event at ICRI 2016 entitled Collecting Research Infrastructure Data in a Global Context. Speakers and panellists included Frédéric Sgard (OECD), Philippe Froissard (European Commission), David Moorman (Canada Foundation for Innovation), Monique Bossi (APRE), and David Bohmert (ESFRI), and Julija Baginskaite, Data Scientist for the MERIL project hosted. The discussions were productive and lively, and have inspired the MERIL project to shift its focus toward the broad scientific community. We warmly thank everyone who participated.

MERIL-2 Kicks Off

The first of March, 2016, marked the official beginning of the MERIL-2 project, a three year effort to update and improve the MERIL web portal and database. The existing database will be expanded and reorganized to include standardized information of interest to researchers and policy makers. To make the most of its data, the portal itself will be completely redesigned and will see the addition of data-visualisation capabilities. The MERIL-2 project consortium includes the European Science Foundation (Coordinator), the Agency for the Promotion of European Research, and the National Documentation Centre. The project is supported by the European Commission under Horizon2020, project number 654296.