European Research Area (ERA-NET) on Coordinating Action in Plant Sciences (ERA-CAPS) aims to increase European and international collaboration to create and coordinate sustainable transnational plant science research programmes.
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) is the central coordinator of the European Research Area network on Coordinating Action in Plant Sciences (ERA-CAPS). This followed on from the European Research Area network on Plant Genomics (ERA-PG), which ran from 2004 to 2009. ERA-CAPS has a broader remit covering molecular plant sciences.
ERA-CAPS was funded through the European Commission’s Framework Programme 7 (FP7) from 2012 to 2015, and is now a self-sustained network supported by its member funding organisations.
Now in its self-sustained phase, ERA-CAPS comprises partners and observers, representing many different countries.