RI-VIS is a Horizon 2020 funded project to increase the visibility of European research infrastructures to new communities in Europe and beyond, developed by a consortium of 13 partners from 12 research infrastructures of different research fields. The main objectives of RI-VIS are to:
- Map RI services to new target communities and identify routes to maximize exchange of information and bases for new partnerships;
- Create an outreach programme to provide information, bring research infrastructures together with new target communities and facilitate collaborative engagement;
- Create a collection of tools that are freely available to all research infrastructures that have demonstrated efficacy and impact in facilitating new cooperative relationships.
CCMAR participates in the RI-VIS project as a linked third-party via the EMBRC - European Marine Biological Resource Centre. We are leading task 5.1, which has produced a Communication Toolkit for European Research Infrastructures.
This toolkit provides an easy and useful set of tools, guidelines and resources that European research infrastructures may integrate into their communication strategy and activities. Focused on communication basic pillars (target audience, goals, messages, channels), this toolkit challenges us to rethink and improve how we communicate our research infrastructures.
The common use of this toolkit is expected to help harmonize the communications of research infrastructures in Europe, thus contributing to consolidate the very concept of “research infrastructures”, improve how different stakeholders perceive them and increase their visibility.