University of Helsinki

University of Helsinki

Sonia Utermann (GSI, Darmstadt) , Tuomas Grahn (University of Jyväskylä)

Thank you for coming to the 5th international workshop on in-kind best practice!

In-kind and other models of international Co-operation

Your organizers this year were Tuomas Grahn, Taina Hardén, Tarja Heikkilä and Sonia Utermann. We were hosted by the Helsinki Institute of Physics and are grateful to the IDEAAL project for sponsorship.

So what's new this time around?

Since the first workshop in Lund in 2014, many of our big science projects in Europe have matured and so our questions have narrowed and deepened. Big science facilities like CERN, ESA, ESS and European-XFEL are working more closely together in exchanging knowledge and resources. At IKBest5, we are going to have a close look at the pros and cons of international Big Science and models for co-operative research.That's why we have selected a twofold approach.

  • We will have a session dedicated to practical solutions for late-stage project management, installation and life-cycle management; and
  • We will have a session to develop concepts for an in-kind future of smaller and more flexible mobile devices post-AGATA and Euroball vis-à-vis large and monolithic facilities.

This is the fifth of a cycle of workshops initiated by the European Spallation Source (ESS) and resumed by GSI, FAIR and the EU horizon2020 project IDEAAL.

Slides, notes and whatnot will appear here as soon as you send them to me.

Take a look at the wiki from previous workshops.

Thank you for another excellent workshop. See you in Granada in 2020!

Finland's roadmap for research infrastructures is here: