Step 1: Selection of the kind of infrastructure you are interested in.
During this step you have to choose either to search for a National RI/ESFRI or to add one. This can be done by clicking on the appropriate link,from the navigation menu on top.
Step 2: Display information for a Research Infrastructure on the map.
Since the default action of this application is the search option, once you access it, a map with all the available Research Infrastructures (RI) is displayed in the main page. Clicking on one of the markers, automatically activates an additional pop-up window with all the available information for this RI. A marker on which a certain number is displayed, is actually a cluster of RIs. In order to see the ones that are included in this cluster, you have to click on the numbered marker and then click on each stand alone marker to get the available information. Finally you can zoom in or out, by scrolling the mouse wheel. This action will automatically increase or decrease the clusters.
Step 3: Apply Filters on the RIs displayed on the Map.
On the right side of the page there is a Filter Box. Depending on the kind of RI you are searching for, there are either three filters (National RI) or four (ESFRI). Once you click on the appropriate filter, a drop down list will appear with all the possible options. After choosing your option or options (the filters operate one on top of each other), you click Submit and the RIs that correspond to the options you have already set, appear on the map.
Step 4: Export your results on a report.
Once you have applied the filters that better correspond to your needs, you can extract the results displayed on the map into a .docx report.In order to extract this report you have to click the "Export Doc" button. A new window pop-up window will appear, in which you have to specify the folder in which the report is going to be saved. Be careful, in case you have not applied any filter in advance, the report will contain all the RIs of the database.
Step 5: Open the report.
Once the synthesis of the report has finished, you can navigate to the folder in which the report was saved and open it. An example of such a report is presented in Figure 5.
Step 6: Update the list of RIs (optional)
The user can update the list of RIs by either adding a missing Research Infrastructure or by adding a new Research Infrastructure. In order to do this, the user must complete the appropriate form which contains fields with all the necessary information for a Research Infrastructure. The "new" RI will be added in the map after it gets approved by the administrator of the application.