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Contribution to the discussion on “Developing World-Class Research Infrastructure”

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Robert Aymar

Discussant session 1.2


I would like to comment on two points of the report from the Expert Group on RI, and add an example of the creation of new centers of excellence outside of Europe.

1. The first comment concerns the content referred as “bottlenecks” in the oral presentation and as “new objectives” in the text: this a list of large potentialities which should be offered by all RI and not always realized as expected.
They remain as potential auxiliary benefits from RI, while the essential measure of merit of an RI has always been and will remain …