PT D/2: Overcoming Bottlenecks to TNA
14:00 - 15:30

Overcoming Current Bottlenecks to Transnational Access to RIs at an International Level.


The GSO Framework for GRIs identified good practices in transnational access to research infrastructures, especially linking to principles on Global Excellence-driven Access (no. 8), E-infrastructures (no. 9) and International mobility (no. 12). The session will look into these practices, discuss the existing roadblocks and consider how to deal with them to create practical outcomes.

The session will focus in particular on challenges linked to:

- Funding and cost of access - different models of openness and funding, how to develop co-funding models to facilitate access across countries
- Access to data – security issues, legal barriers (e.g. related to personal or sensitive data), reciprocity in data sharing
- Emerging new challenges (e.g. common values in research, ethical issues, on-site human resources)

The session will also share specific experiences with how international access schemes can work in practice, demonstrating how different challenges can be overcome in practice.

- Panel discussion: Transnational access to RIs – barriers and solutions
- Case studies: International access schemes in practice

  • Speakers TBA


Parallel Theme D: Transnational Access to Research Infrastructures    
Contemporary challenges, such as facilitating the green and digital transitions to counteract climate change, are global in nature and require global cooperation in science. Research Infrastructures, as enablers of excellent science, are at the heart of scientific discoveries and innovative solutions. Therefore, ensuring access to the world-class facilities and the services they offer for researchers across the globe is essential. However, significant barriers to transnational access to research infrastructures between different countries and world regions still remain. The COVID-19 pandemic on the one hand stalled mobility of scientists and thus limited physical access, but on the other hand accelerated the development of alternative modes of access, creating additional opportunities.  
These themes will explore these different aspects of transnational access, looking into the remaining barriers and how they could be overcome as well as analysing the changes to access modes and their funding models. Collaboration models among Research Infrastructures will also be presented as powerful tools for jointly addressing the most challenging scientific questions and promoting scientific equity and inclusion.
- PT D/1: What Does Transnational Access Mean in the Aftermath of the COVID-19 Pandemic?
- PT D/2: Overcoming Current Bottlenecks to Transnational Access to RIs at International Level
- PT D/3: Global Collaboration for Complex Science Questions, Scientific Equity and Inclusion