Global challenges and complex science cases need Global Research Infrastructures (GRIs). The Group of Senior Officials (GSO) is the international cooperation forum on GRIs. 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, in particular 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, the European Commission, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, UK and USA. The OECD is an observer to ensure good coordination with the Global Science Forum (GSF).