International Case Studies for Large-Scale R&D Infrastructure

10:10 AM - 11:55 AM

Balcony B


Abstract:
Investments in large-scale R&D infrastructure are informed by strategic planning exercises and roadmaps that analyze the existing landscape and anticipate future needs at a national or international scale. In this session, we will explore how such efforts help align investments in R&D infrastructure projects with national or international partnerships and priorities. We will discuss challenges in strategic planning and large-scale coordination, as well as pathways forward for organizations interested in applying lessons learned.

Presentations:

Altaf Carim,

DOE:

will speak on G7 discussions on Global Research Infrastructures, “P5” planning for physics, and the LBNF/DUNE Project.


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Mary Kavanagh,

Delegation of the European Union to the USA:

will discuss how Europe is working to align investments in R&D infrastructure and to internationalize the user base of national infrastructures.


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Charlotte Warakaulle,

European Council for Nuclear Research (CERN):

will discuss strategic planning processes at CERN within the broader context of the European Strategy for Particle Physics and decision-making for large-scale projects.


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Discussion Questions:

  • What are the challenges that are specific to international collaborations and coordination of global research and R&D resources?
  • How do changes in governments and national policies – e.g., Brexit – impact R&D collaborations and planning?
  • What are lessons learned to ensure continuity for large-scale R&D resource investments?
  • How to identify common priorities and mutual benefits in international R&D collaborations?
  • What are strategies to get agencies, U.S. and international partners together on pressing R&D resource needs?
  • What are opportunities to advance international R&D collaborations?