Infrastrutture di Ricerca

Le Infrastrutture di Ricerca (IR) sono impianti, risorse e i relativi servizi (es. laboratori, strumenti o complessi di strumenti per la ricerca, collezioni, archivi etc.). Le IR sono organizzate come soggetti pubblici o come partenariato/consorzio e sono destinate ad essere fruite da una utenza ampia, nazionale, europea o globale, attraverso accesso aperto su base competitiva.

Le IR in cui UNIPI è coinvolta in qualità di co-proponente sono tre.

SEE LIFE is aimed at strengthening the Italian network of Euro-Bioimaging ERIC (EUBI-ITA) that gathers the centers of excellence acting as research service providers in the field of biomedical imaging. The challenges linked to the modern biomedical and health related research and the emergence of new and complex paradigms in orderto understand health related challenges such as the “5Ps” (Predictive, Preventive, Participatory, Personalised, and PopulationalMedicine) paradigm and the “One Health” paradigm, require more and more an integrated multi-technological, multi-disciplinary andmulti-dimensional approach in order to maximise scientific outputs, efficacy and efficiency. As a consequence, to embrace the complexityof health problems, scientists (and industries) have to define programs and activities that involve different disciplines and technologies,usually not owned by single institutes and research technologies. Future developments in healthcare and technology innovation rely notonly on having solid research technologies, which are put in place to enable facilities to conduct high-level scientific research, but also onthe capability to interconnect such technologies across different disciplines, shortening time of research and optimising costs.

Ente Proponente: CNR Nazionale – IEOS-CNR, Napoli

(Referenti Scientifici UNIPI: Prof. Simone Capaccioli e Prof. Nicola Belcari)

Strutture UNIPI coinvolte:

  • Dipartimento di Fisica
  • Centro per l’integrazione della Strumentazione Scientifica dell’Università di Pisa (CISUP)
  • Dipartimento di Ricerca Traslazionale e delle Nuove Tecnologie in Medicina e Chirurgia

Budget UNIPI: 1.706.600,00 €

The project aims to strengthen the SoBigData research infrastructure (, coordinated by CNR-ISTI, with the goal of enhancing interdisciplinary and innovative research on the multiple aspects of social complexity by combining data and model-driven approach. SoBigData emphasizes the concept of “responsible data science”, considering the ethical values as one of the pillars of reliable use of big data analytics and artificial intelligence technologies. Consequently, SoBigData RI develops methodologies and approaches to put into practice the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) and FACT (Fair, Accurate, Confidential, and Transparent) principles. The strengthening will concern four main aspects of the infrastructure: (i) Technological aspect: strengthening and creating new computational nodes distributed on the Italian territory with centralized and networking technologies; (ii) Scientific aspect: strengthening and creating new virtual laboratories (VL) to explore specific aspects of society through data science; (iii) Ethical Aspect: Promote the new generation of “responsible data scientists” collaborating with the academia and industry (i.e., providing ethical and legal counseling and facilitating the technology transfer); finally (iv) the creation of DIGIT services for multidisciplinary communities by exploiting the research produced in the VL and the new computational and technological resources. The RI will tackle complex social phenomena such as (but not limited to): Social Impact of AI and explainable machine learning, Societal Debates, andMisinformation Analysis, Disaster response and recovery, Societal and industrial impact of Next-Generation Internet beyond 5G networks. SoBigData is the result of two H2020 grants (grant n.654024 and 871042) and is part of the ESFRI Roadmap 2021.

Ente Proponente: CNR-ISTI

(Referenti Scientifici UNIPI: Prof.ssa Monreale)

Strutture UNIPI coinvolte:

  • Dipartimento di Informatica
  • Direzione Infrastrutture Digitali

Budget UNIPI: 1.439.800 €

Einstein Telescope (ET) is the most ambitious research infrastructure entered in the ESFRI roadmap 2021 update. ET aims to realise a 3rd generation Gravitational Wave (GW) observatory, which will revolutionize the way we look at the Universe through GWs. ET will observe the coalescence of stellar and intermediate mass black hole binary systems (BBH) back to the dark ages of the Universe, before the star formation, shedding light on the first phases of the Universe and contributing solving the dark matter enigma. The unprecedented BBH and binary neutron stars (BNS) detection rate expected in ET promises breakthrough discoveries in fundamental physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics and cosmology. Although ET is based on the well proven detector concept realised in Virgo and LIGO, it will need new technologies to achieve the target sensitivity. Advancement in lasers, optics, electronics and photonics in different wavelengths are necessary to implement the ET detectors. Enhanced precision mechanics is needed to realise the seismic filters and the cryogenic suspensions for achieving the expected low frequency sensitivity. New materials must be developed to reduce the mechanical and optical energy dissipations in the ET mirrors. The realisation of the ET underground infrastructure, cutting edge technologies and advanced models are necessary in order to secure a sustainable engineering design. ETIC proposal has the ambition to build the Italian network of research infrastructures and laboratories needed to develop the ET technologies and to define the key elements of the ET technical and engineering design. ETIC will address environmental, architectural, infrastructural and socio-economical aspects to support the feasibility study for the ET infrastructure in the Sardinian site. ETIC aggregates the most advanced expertises and knowledge in the GW physics, engineering and architecture to form a wide network of national research institutions and universities.

Ente Proponente: INFN

(Referenti Scientifici UNIPI: prof. Francesco Fidecaro)

Strutture UNIPI coinvolte:

  • Dipartimento di Fisica
  • Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra
  • Centro per l’integrazione della Strumentazione Scientifica dell’Università di Pisa (CISUP)

Budget UNIPI: 599.649,40 €

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