EMPHASIS results from long term consistent development of a plant phenotyping infrastructure (see Background & Projects) and a number of the European plant phenotyping facilities play an essential role in infrastructure projects such as EPPN2020 providing access o the European user community. EMPHASIS is also stongly involved in an intese discussion with the plant phenotyping community on a global scale within the framework of the International Plant Phenotyping Network (IPPN).
EMPHASIS has been also increasingly involved in Eropean Research Infrastructure cluster projcts such as the CORBEL and ENVRIPlus projects. While the CORBEL projects addresses focuses on biological and medical research, the ENVRIPlus project adresses environmental research. EMPHASISL links biomedical and environmental disciplins as an infrastructure that focuses on grand challenges related to sustainable increase of plant production for food and feed as well as plant based bioeconomy.