E-RIHS in the next future: the Preparatory Phase
E-RIHS is expected to lead a Preparatory Phase in the years 2017-2020 which will be used to address legal status and governance/management organization. This will lead to application to ERIC (or to other suitable legal form). The establishment of a legal structure and governance and the refinement of the business plan for long-term sustainability will be the three most important deliverables, together with demonstrators of users access as implemented by the consortium availing of the existing infrastructure projects.
E-RIHS is expected to be launched as a stand-alone RI in 2022. Further developments are planned for connecting and including partners and facilities outside EU, and gradually reaching the status of a global distributed research infrastructure.