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The ERINA study is an initiative co-funded by the European Commission which analysed the mechanisms to bridge leading edge ICT infrastructures and innovation by extending the use of Research Infrastructures to e-Health, e-Learning and e-Government domains. It provides a set of recommendations towards the adoption of e-Infrastructure concepts in these contexts and further analyses potential synergies and economies of scales on a European level.

The analysis examined different scenarios to identify barriers and enablers for technology and knowledge transfer specifically with educational, governmental and healthcare sector in mind.

ERINA has developed a methodology based on the comparison of costs and benefits before and after the deployment and use of ICT.

The indicators used in the ERINA methodology are related to:

Economic efficiency

Operational efficiency

Accessibility

Time saving

Knowledge enhancement

Environmental impact

ICT infrastructure.

 

ERINA+ and ERINA

ERINA+ derives from the ERINA study the ERINA methodology, developed to analyse the diverse cases of RORI based on the comparison of costs and benefits before and after the deployment and use of specific information and communication technologies. The ERINA+ team, part of which was also involved in the ERINA study, takes advantage of the experience acquired in the ERINA study on the mechanism for monitoring and performing an impact assessment.

For more information on the ERINA study visit the study website here
 

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