Sustainability: Funding mechanisms should take care not to penalize excellence in small countries
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Sustainability: Ambitions should be set at a worldwide level and European rules on exploitation of IP should not restrict excellence
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Operations: When setting up national research infrastructure, coordination should be done to ensure interoperability on a European level
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Sustainability: RIs covering all European Union countries should be supported by EC funding.
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Governance: ERIC appears to be an appropriate model for RIs
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Sustainability: It is essential to maintain the infrastructure beyond the state-of-the-art to ensure sustainability and to differentiate the offering from commercially available resources.
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Operations: Handling of IP is crucial for the operation of the RI
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Access: Interaction with the external users depends on the type of RI
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Sustainability: Fund on a European level what has to be run on a European level
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Sustainability: Coordination with complementary RIs is crucial for minimizing expenses
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