Polish Map for Research Infrastructures

Polish Map of Research Infrastructure (PMIB) brings together infrastructures of the highest potential for scientific excellence, consolidating research potential in areas important for the development of science and the country.

From June 4 to July 8, 2019 the Ministry of Education and Science was collecting applications for the inclusion of strategic research infrastructure in the Polish Research Infrastructure Map. The list of projects approved by the Ministry of Education and Science includes 70 infrastructures, 65 of them on the basis of a positive recommendation of the relevant advisory team and 5 exclusively in connection with existing international obligations of the government of the Republic of Poland. The infrastructures have been divided, following the classification used by the European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures, according to six research areas: technical sciences and energy, earth and environmental sciences, biological, medical and agricultural sciences, physical and engineering sciences, social sciences and humanities and digital research infrastructures.

The Henryk Niewodniczański Institute of Nuclear Physics coordinates strategic projects related to:

  • state research centres:
    • CCB - The Cyclotron Centre Bronowice (interdisciplinary research)
    • Centre of Engineering of Cryogenic Materials and Research Equipment
  • and Polish contribution to international projects of the ESFRI Roadmap:
    • SPIRAL2 (physical science-physics)
    • ESS - European Spallation Source (interdisciplinary research)
  • participation in an international research infrastructure project:
    • Research in particle physics using the infrastructure of CERN

Additionally, we participate in realizing the following projects of the Polish Roadmap list related to Polish contribution to international projects of the ESFRI Roadmap:

  • European XFEL - The European X-ray Free Electron Laser (interdisciplinary research); Coordinator: National Centre for Nuclear Research in Świerk
  • ELI - Extreme Light Infrastructure, Coordinator: Military University of Technology in Warsaw
  • CTA - Cherenkov Telescope Array: a new generation ground-based gamma-ray observatory (physical science – astronomy, physics); Coordinator: Jagiellonian University in Kraków
  • FAIR - Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (physical science – physics); Coordinator: Jagiellonian University in Kraków
  • ESRF - European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Coordinator: Institute of Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences

And other projects of Polish Map of Research Infrastructure:

  • RAPID - Center of Radiation Research and Technology; Coordinator: Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology,
  • Hyper-Kamiokande water detector using Cherenkov phenomenon; Coordinator: National Center for Nuclear Research.

Polish Map of Research Infrastructure - MEiN brochure presenting descriptions of 70 best research infrastructures