Infrastructures for Science (InfraScience)

Head: Donatella Castelli


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Modern science is heavily data and compute-intensive, AI-assisted, participatory, and multidisciplinary. Similarly, sharing and publishing of scientific results are going to be revolutionized to support openness, transparency and reproducibility, and to enable rewards for scientists who publish results of their work beyond the scientific articles. These approaches are expressions of a profound evolution of science practices that on the one hand is enacted by, and on the other demand for, a continuous innovation in IT instruments and approaches.

The InfraScience Laboratory mission is to contribute to this evolution by investigating, experimenting, and closely connecting research and development of innovative digital infrastructures, information systems, and smart solutions for fostering and empowering data-centered research.

The research topics are organised into three interwoven areas:

  • Data Infrastructures including Systems of Systems architectures; Distributed and fault-tolerant computing platforms; Distributed and efficient multi-platform storage solutions; Elastic, scalable and cross-platform data analytics; FAIR data management;
  • eScience including Collaborative and social computing systems; Virtual Research Environments and Science Gateways; Scientometrics; Scholarly Knowledge Graphs; Computational reproducibility and provenance in scientific workflows; Scientific publishing;
  • Intelligent Systems including Knowledge Representation and Reasoning; Statistical Relational Learning; Intelligent Integration and Access to Data; Recommender systems.



ARIADNEplus Castelli

Advanced Research Infrastructure for Archaeological Data Networking in Europe - plus

Blue Cloud

Blue-Cloud: Piloting innovative services for Marine Research & the Blue Economy

Blue Cloud 2026

A federated European FAIR and Open Research Ecosystem for oceans, seas, coastal and inland waters


Maximising the CO-benefits of agricultural Digitalisation through conducive digital ECoSystems


Creating a Robust Accessible Federated Technology for Open Access


D4Science Infrastructure

DESIRA InfraScience

Digitisation: Economic and Social Impacts in Rural Areas


Ecocentric management for sustainable fisheries and healthy marine ecosystems



EOSC Future

EOSC Future


Coordination and Harmonisation of National Initiatives, Infrastructures and DataServices in Central and Western Europe


Core Components Supporting a FAIR EOSC

FOSSR - CUP B83C22003950001

FOSSR - Fostering Open Science in Social Science Research


In-vivo Gene Editing by NanotransducErs


Mountain Valorization through Interconnectedness and Green Growth


An Imaging Biobank to Precisely Prevent and Predict cancer, and facilitate the Participation of oncologic patients to Diagnosis and Treatment

OpenAIRE Nexus

OpenAIRE-Nexus Scholarly Communication Services for EOSC users


Consumer driven Production: Integrating Innovative Approaches for Competitive and Sustainable Performance across the Mediterranean Aquaculture Value Chain


European Research Infrastructure for Science, technology and Innovation policy Studies 2


logo progetto Skills4EOSC
Skills for the European Open Science Commons: Creating a Training Ecosystem for Open and FAIR Science

SoBigData RI PPP

SoBigData RI Preparatory Phase Project


SoBigData++: European Integrated Infrastructure for Social Mining and Big Data Analytics’ — ‘SoBigData-PlusPlus’ - CUP B53C22001760006

logo progetto - CUP B53C22001760006 Strengthening the Italian RI for Social Mining and Big Data Analytics

TAILOR (InfraScience)

Foundations of Trustworthy AI - Integrating Reasoning, Learning and Optimization

Virus Memory

Virus Memory - SergenCovid19 (FOE 2020)