The Section 2 of the Landscape Analysis is dedicated to represent how complexity and diversity of each research domain bring naturally the Research Infrastructures to adopt a transdisciplinary approach. The RIs, besides their research services, often drive large scientific developments, whose scientific results and innovation potential can be exploited by other RIs within their own and also other domains.
The interdisciplinary and complementary approach of RIs is fundamental to stimulate researchers and technology developers to drive their progresses and solve emerging and complex challenges by answering new scientific questions. Obviously, the cross-cutting character is valid for the domain of Data, Computing & Digital Research Infrastructures as data and computing aspects have permeated almost all fields of research. Equally, the importance and cross-cutting nature of collaboration with the Social & Cultural Innovation domain has been recognised for other ESFRI domains. In the following, we provide examples for each domain of collaboration among ESFRI and non-ESFRI RIs, often established through bilateral or institutional agreements. Ideas for future collaboration are also mentioned. A schematic overview of the analysis of interconnections among ESFRI RIs in Operation Phase or in advanced Preparation Phase and thematic areas is also provided.
The Landscape Analysis of Interconnections has been realized by the Strategy Working Groups in the respective domain