2. Why is this important?

This website provides the first overview of all large-scale facilities in the Netherlands. This is important for researchers, policy-makers and industry as people will now be able to see which infrastructure is available and where. The scientific research domain that uses large-scale research facilities in the Netherlands stands to benefit from the most stable funding possible. The funds that these large-scale research facilities need exceed the available resources, however. The committee hopes that the website will optimise the use of available research facilities. It is also inviting researchers and research institutes to use each other’s facilities and work together.