The Group of Senior Officials (GSO) on research infrastructures is a working group under the G7 (with a broader membership). The mission of the GSO is to exchange experiences, identify and promote guidelines, opportunities and practices for the advancement of the landscape of Global Research Infrastructures (GRI) within its members.
The Group serves the shared policy goals of its member countries in ensuring that world class research infrastructures are available to promote high quality research. This, in particular, is important in areas which require international cooperation on global challenges or where it makes sense to pool investments to secure the best value for money.
The GSO is composed of representatives from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, UK, USA, and the European Commission. The European Commission provides GSO Secretariat functions.
Jelena Angelis was appointed by the European Commission’s DG RTD as an external expert to support the work of the Secretariat in 2022.