Project's deliverables

D2.2. E-RIHS Quality Manual and KPIs

The deliverable describes the quality system proposed to be adopted by E-RIHS for the quality assessment of prospective new partners and their services and for the quality audit of existing ERIHS partners and their services. It also outlines the process to grant external organizations, services, projects and proposals the affiliation to E-RIHS, or its support. All such procedures are based on a modular operation: the evaluation of the candidate’s internal processes, of its scientific excellence and of the quality of its services and eventual suitability for E-RIHS.

D2.3 Risk Management Framework

The scope and scale of the Research Infrastructure envisaged in this proposal mean that it is necessary to establish an Enterprise-Wide Risk Management Framework (ERM) to design, implement, monitor and improve risk management consistently and efficiently across all
aspects of the RI’s activities using quantitative and qualitative measures in a way which is compatible with existing Risk Management arrangements within partner institutions.

D3.2 E-RIHS Human resources policy

The aim of this report is to define a sound policy for human resource acquisition and management for the future E-RIHS ERIC. It aims at giving an overview of every aspect a research infrastructure should consider to create and implement the most adequate human resources policy adapted to its needs and ambitions.

D3.4 E-RIHS Financial Plan for Implementation

Financial sustainability is a basic requirement for the success of any endeavour. But behind financial sustainability, there should be a sound financial model backed by a set of general principles ensuring that the management functions do not lead, over time, to unpredicted situations in which the model no longer stands.
The basic financial model of the future E-RIHS ERIC was designed prior to the successful application to the ESFRI Roadmap and was screened by its reviewing panel. The present document elaborates on that model towards a proposal of a working financial plan for implementation.

D3.5 E-RIHS Scenarios for in-kind contributions and criteria for their evaluation

The complete assessment, the impact and cost/benefit ratio of the activities of E-RIHS, depends on the knowledge of the overall size of the resources made available by the E-RIHS Members through the appointed national nodes as well as on the value of the resource specifically committed to the activities of E-RIHS. In a broad sense, in-kind contributions represent the capital of European Research Infrastructure Consortia, whose Members, in the proper sense, are the Governments of the involved States.

D4.1 Memorandum of Understanding

The Memorandum of Understanding is a not legally binding agreement between the countries who intend to coordinate their activities and work together towards the construction and operation of E-RIHS ERIC. With the MoU, the signatories materialize the intent to work together during the Transition Phase and define a clear line of action from now on without, necessarily, forming legally binding constraints.

D4.2_E-RIHS Statutes

This deliverable presents the latest version of the draft of E-RIHS ERIC Statutes (ERIHS_Statutes_V5.1_2020.03.23) at the time of its writing. It describes the work process that leads to the present document, and it discusses the possible future changes in the lifetime of the E-RIHS ERIC Statutes.

D5.1 E-RIHS User strategy and access policies

The present deliverable is about the E-RIHS strategy and policies to enable users’ access to its physical and virtual research facilities.

D5.3 E-RIHS Data Curation Policies

This report reviews the issues concerning data curation for heritage science. It provides a policy framework to be implemented by E-RIHS, but the report is designed to be of use to all those with interests in data within the heritage science domain. E-RIHS provides an opportunity to ensure the long term preservation and increased re-use of heritage science data within broader European frameworks. The report follows the structure of the FAIR principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable) but interprets them in the context of heritage science. Examples are given with reference to a substantial appendix which covers a broad range of heritage science data types. It is recommended that E-RIHS researchers should be required to complete a Data Management Plan as a condition of support for their usage of an E-RIHS facility, and this, along with the information contained in this report, will assist E-RIHS researchers, facilities and repositories to follow our thirty-three recommendations.

D6.1 E-RIHS impact assessment document

This report presents results of the ex‐ante impact assessment (IA) of E‐RIHS ERIC by discussing the expected direct and indirect impacts in three different scenarios of development (pessimistic, baseline and optimistic).  It also discusses the conditions and mechanisms for impact materialisation. This report is meant to provide a decision‐making support tool for E‐RIHS managers, funding agencies and all the stakeholders involved in its set‐up and implementation.

D7.1 – E-RIHS education and training needs

E-RIHS vision is to become a European research infrastructure that provides state-of-the-art tools and services by cross-disciplinary groups of researchers to cross-disciplinary users and scientific communities working to advance knowledge about the heritage and to devise innovative strategies for its preservation and presentation. The aim of this education and needs assessment was to provide an overview of current training provisions and needs of heritage science (HS) professionals in preparation for the research infrastructure.

D7.2 – E-RIHS Training Strategy

The purpose of the E-RIHS  Training Strategy is to set out skills development priorities, set out key areas of training and delivery channels as well as ensure optimum use of available resources for training and strengthen the capacity of those responsible for their use and management within the European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science.

D8.2 E-RIHS Feasibility Studies

The present deliverable reports about the outcomes of Task 8.2 Feasibility Studies, i.e. the viability and manner of eventually incorporating new services into the E-RIHS portfolio.

D9.1 – First version of the E-RIHS scientific vision

The Scientific Vision aims to monitor the landscape of the setting up of the E-RIHS infrastructure, to describe the main scientific ambitions of E-RIHS in the coming years and to outline what pathways will be used to achieve them. It will be the introduction of the E-RIHS Scientific and Technical description, one of the documents that will be produced to apply for the ERIC status.
The first version of the E-RIHS Scientific Vision was elaborated in the framework of task 9.1 “Excellence: priorities and strategy” of the WP9 of E-RIHS PP. European and national communities, as well as international partners, were widely consulted throughout the preparation process.
A six pages flyer and a poster illustrating the Scientific Vision were also produced.

D9.2 – Analysis of background innovation

The ‘Analysis of Innovation Background’ reviews the current innovation background for the E-RIHS partnership and assesses the existing heritage science innovation landscape. It discusses innovation as a general concept and more specifically in relation to RI’s and Heritage Science. It traces good practices, successful examples and failures as well and examines strengths and limitations in different organizations within the E-RIHS partnership and beyond concerning innovation management and exploitation strategies. The role of the providers, the users and that of industry (including a definition of the industry in relation to HS) is analysed. A set of key performance indicators (KPIs) is presented that is intended to provide a tool for a measurable assessment of innovation in various stages of development. D 9.2 will be the analytic backbone of the Innovation Agenda, to be developed as part of WP9.2 by 2019.

D10.1 Communication and Dissemination Plan

The Dissemination and Communication Plan provides an overview of the dissemination and communication strategy and activities that the E-RIHS PP Project intends to use over the lifetime of the project with the goal of making it visible and distributing the Project’s results as widely as possible.
The annexed “E-RIHS Visual Identity Guidelines” contain rules and tips to help partners building a strong identity and reputation within the Heritage Science community.



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