The RAMIRI Handbook has been developed in the frame of the FP7 projects RAMIRI and RAMIRI 2, funded by the European Commission. The Handbook is intended as an introductory instrument for people who need a quick access to the main definitions and references on the major issues related to Research Infrastructures.
The Handbook is structured in 6 chapters. The first one, Making the Case and Setting the Scene, introduces the essential definitions of the issues and of the “rules of the game” involving and affecting the success of RIs and of the research performed in them. In the following chapters, issues related to the Life Cycle of a RI, Legal and Governance Issues, Finance, Human Resources and RI Management, are addressed.