The International Conference on Research Infrastructures (ICRI) brings together policy experts, facility managers, leading researchers and a variety of other stakeholders to discuss challenges and emerging trends for research infrastructures around the world.

ICRI 2021 is supported with funding from the European Union and is hosted by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and with additional support from the National Research Council of Canada.

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and ICRI 2021: The safety and wellbeing of ICRI 2021 attendees is paramount for the conference hosts. Though the present circumstances make it difficult to plan for large international events, we are hopeful that the situation will improve over the next few months. We are closely monitoring developments and the guidance of public health officials and will provide regular updates to participants so they can adjust plans accordingly. Notably, this situation underlines how important it is that researchers and the research infrastructures on which they rely strengthen our capacity to respond to global challenges such as this. Please check this site regularly for new information.

A message from your ICRI 2021 host

From June 2-4, 2021, in Ottawa, Canada, the rescheduled ICRI conference will address the special challenges faced by major research infrastructure as the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Will this experience inform our support for researchers and facilities working not only on infectious diseases, but on other global issues such as climate change, food security, clean energy, human health and poverty?

As usual, this conference will provide the context for inspiring speakers, mature reflection and the opportunity to build international networks based on shared knowledge and expertise.

Please save these new dates!  It is said that a pleasure postponed is all the greater when realized.  We look forward to hosting you most warmly for this extraordinary event.

Sincerely yours,

Roseann O’Reilly Runte
President and CEO
Canada Foundation for Innovation

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