European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science

Implementation Phase

Acronym: E-RIHS IP


The E-RIHS IP project (European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science Implementation Phase) aims to prepare policies, strategies, and procedures for the operation of E-RIHS as an ERIC (European Research Infrastructure Consortium), an international organization with fourteen potential founding members, including EU and non-EU states, and ICCROM.

With the establishment of the ERIC, E-RIHS will solidify its distributed research infrastructure, bringing together European and international excellence to enhance the knowledge, intervention, and appreciation of cultural heritage. Access to state-of-the-art mobile (MOLAB) and fixed (FIXLAB) laboratories, as well as physical (ARCHLAB) and digital (DIGILAB under development) archives, along with the promotion of interdisciplinary research and advanced training for students and professionals in the public and private sectors, will be part of E-RIHS ERIC’s mission.

E-RIHS was included in the 2016 ESFRI Roadmap (European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures for Heritage Science), and the E-RIHS IP project will enable E-RIHS to consolidate its position as a leading research infrastructure in the field of heritage science at the European and global levels.

Project information

  • Funded by: European Union
  • Call: HORIZON-INFRA-2021-DEV-02-02
  • Grant Agreement n. 101079148
  • Start date: 1 October 2022
  • End date: 30 September 2024
  • ISPC Scientific coordinator: Vania Virgili
  • Project Leader: CNR-Istituto di Scienze del Patrimonio Culturale
  • Partners:Koninklijk Instituut Voor Het Kunstpatrimonium (BE); Fondation des Sciences du Patrimoine (FR); Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR); Ministere de la Culture et de la Communication (FR); FORTH (EL); Atommagkutato Intezet (HU); Universita ta Malta (MT); Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap (NL); Uniwersytet Mikolaja Kopernika w Toruniu (PL); Universidade de Evora (PT); Institutul National de Cercetare Dezvoltare ro Pentru Optoelectronica INOE 2000 (RO); Javni Zavod Republike Slovenije za Varstvo Kulturne Dediscine (SI); Univerza v Ljubljani (SI); Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (ES); University College London (UK); The National Gallery (UK); The Cyprus Institute (CY); ICCROM (IT).
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  • E-RIHS IP Poster

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E-RIHS IP | European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science Implementation Phase is a project funded by the European Union’s HORIZON-INFRA-2021-DEV-02-02 under Grant Agreement N.101079148


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