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Research infrastructure (RI)

Research infrastructure refers to the physical, organizational, and technological resources necessary for conducting scientific research. It encompasses the facilities, equipment, data, and personnel required to carry out research projects, as well as the policies, procedures, and systems that support and coordinate research activities. Research infrastructure can include a wide range of resources, such as laboratory facilities and equipment, information technology systems and databases, libraries and archives, animal care facilities, and clinical research facilities. It also includes support services such as core facilities, which provide specialized services such as analytical testing and imaging, and administrative services that manage funding and grant applications, research contracts and agreements, and ethical review and compliance.