ERINA+ is a Specific Support Action funded by the 7th Research Framework Programme of the European Commission, Area: DG INFSO – Programme: e-Infrastructures

Parole Chiave:

socio-economic impact, methodology, e-Infrastructures, Social Network Analysis (SNA), eScience, European Research Area (ERA), Virtual Research Communities.


The objective of the ERINA+ project is to develop a methodology to asses the social, economic and political impacts of the e-Infrastructures and of the projects that have been funded by the homonymous programme. The developed methodology involves the stakeholders of the sector: developers of research digital infrastructure and their users, the European research agencies and other funding organisations. T6 participates in the development of the methodology, especially regarding the aspects linked to social impacts. In particular, T6 is responsible of the impact assessment of e-Infrastructures in reaching the objectives of the ERA (European Research Area) programme. To carry out this task, T6 experts will use the Social Network Analysis that will enable them to understand the extension, geographical distribution and relational flows among the major actors of the area.