Integrating Platforms for the European Research Infrastructure ON Heritage Science


The IPERION HS proposal aims at establishing and operating an Integrating Activity for a distributed pan-European research infrastructure, opening key national research facilities of recognised excellence in heritage science. Heritage science is a young and cross-cutting scientific domain embracing a wide range of research disciplines enabling deeper understanding of the past and improved care for the future of heritage. Since 2016, heritage science is included in the ESFRI Roadmap as one of the strategic areas in the domain of Social Sciences and Humanities, where it is represented by the ESFRI Project E-RIHS (European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science). IPERION HS will provide to the advanced community of heritage science - built and reinforced with the support of four EU projects spanning across four Framework Programmes, approaching 20 years of constant service to the heritage domain - a further level of pan-European integration, in view of the establishment of E-RIHS. IPERION HS is a further step towards a unified scientific approach to the most advanced European instruments for the analysis, interpretation, preservation, documentation and management of heritage objects in the fields of art history, conservation, archaeology and palaeontology. IPERION HS core activity will be offering Trans-National Access to a wide range of high-level scientific instruments, methodologies, data and tools for advancing knowledge and innovation in the domain. In addition, IPERION HS will contribute joint innovative research for a better interoperability not limited to data, but including sample materials, methods and instruments. The networking activities in the project aim at reinforcing the binding in the group and at creating a sense of belonging for heritage science researchers which will exploit the RI services. IPERION HS consists of partners from 22 Countries clustered around their national nodes. 

Project details

Unibo Team Leader: Rocco Mazzeo

Unibo involved Department/s:
Centro Interdipartimentale di Ricerca per le Scienze Ambientali

Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche(Italy)

Other Participants:
Ucl University College London (United Kingdom)
The Cyprus Institute Limited (Cyprus)
USTAV TEORETICKE A APLIKOVANE MECHANIKY-Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (Czech Republic)
Unam Universidad Nacional Autonoma De Mexico (Mexico)
Ministerie Van Onderwijs, Cultuur En Wetenschap (Netherlands)
University Of Copenhagen (Denmark)
Uniwersytet Mikolaja Kopernika - Universitas Nicolai Copernici (Poland)
Universidade De Evora (Portugal)
Javni Zavod Republike Slovenije Za Varstvo Kulturne Dediscine (Slovenia)
Foundation for Research and Technology - HELLAS (Greece)
ATOMKI-Magyar Tudomanyos Akademia Atommagkutato Intezete-Institute of Nuclear Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Hungary)
Universidade Federal De Minas Gerais (Brazil)
Universitetet I Oslo (Norway)
National Institute Of Research And Development For Optoelectronics-Inoe (Romania)
Riksantikvarieambetet (Sweden)
Koninklijk Instituut voor het Kunstpatrimonium (Belgium)
Israel Antiquities Authority (Israel)
University Of Malta (Malta)
Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior De Investigaciones Cientificas (Csic) (Spain)
The J. Paul Getty Trust (United States of America)
Smithsonian Institution (United States of America)
C.N.R.S. Delegation Centre-Est (France)
Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz (Germany)

Third parties:
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - Università di Bologna (Italy)

Total Eu Contribution: Euro (EUR) 6.516.247,93
Project Duration in months: 42
Start Date: 01/04/2020
End Date: 30/09/2023

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