Large-Scale Scientific Infrastructure

The Permanent Committee for Large-Scale Scientific Infrastructure has emerged from the 2025 Vision for Science of the Dutch government and has been appointed by NWO on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. The committee's task is to formulate a national strategy for investment in large-scale research infrastructures. In particular, the committee will establish the strategic framework for the funding available from NWO for very large research facilities.

To realise its task, the committee will make an inventory of all large-scale research facilities (in the Netherlands and abroad) that are available for Dutch researchers and strategically establish the needs that exist for new facilities. This inventory will guide the update of the National Roadmap for Large-Scale Scientific Infrastructure. The roadmap will contain existing and still to be developed large-scale scientific infrastructure, which are vitally important for the development of science in the Netherlands.