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e-IRG Workshop, 9 March 2016, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

09/03/2016 -
09:30 to 16:30
The e-IRG Workshop took place, 9 March 2016 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
The theme of the workshop was: "Progress of the e-infrastructure commons":
  • Integration and interoperability between e- infrastructures (national-European, academic-industrial, networking-computing-storage)
  • Organisation, funding and revenue models (national, European)

Bob Jones CERN , PICSE & HNSciCloud ,Coordinator presented at the event on behalf of PICSE and his presentation is avaliable here 

More information on the event can be found below or alternatively visit the e-IRG workshop website here

e-IRG is a strategic body to facilitate integration in the area of European e-infrastructures and connected services, within and between member states, at the European level and globally. e-IRG is composed of representatives from European member states, associated countries and the European Commission. The mission of e-IRG is to support coherent, innovative and strategic European e-infrastructure policy making and the development of convergent and sustainable e-infrastructure services.
The e-IRG 2013 White Paper  describes the vision of the e-infrastructure Commons: working towards integrated services via interoperable e-infrastructures. This vision has been picked up quite broadly. Thus this vision contributes to the realization of Open Science and related notions (such as open access, open data, open science cloud, collaborative data infrastructure).
The 2013 White Paper contains many recommendations to the various actor groups:
International user groups (such as ESFRI projects); "define your e-infra strategy".
International e-infrastructure organisations (such as EGI, EUDAT, GEANT, OpenAIRE, PRACE); "join forces".
National governments: "fund a sustainable national e-infrastructure, empower and fund user communities".
European Commission: "encourage and facilitate innovation, empower international user groups".
Existing e-infra providers: "innovate or perish".
With this workshop we want to evaluate the progress of the e-Infrastructure Commons.
How far are we?
What has been reached?
What has not been reached, and why not?
What are the (technical, financial, political, cultural) roadblocks?
How can we learn from each other?


Speakers will give their views on developments at the demand side, the role of the market in conjunction with national e-infrastructure providers, and funding mechanisms.


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