16.10.2014
Don't forget to register for the e-IRG workshop in Rome, Italy 11-12 November
The first day will start with the opening session, a welcome message by the e-IRG chair, the...
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19.6.2014
Interviews and video's related to e-infrastructures
The most related videos to e-Infrastructures can be found on the e-IRG Knowledgebase, for instance...
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1.11.2013
The 2nd e-IRG newsletter of 2013 published
In the 2nd issue of the e-IRG Newsletter of 2013 you can read about•    Report...
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23.10.2013
e-IRG White Paper 2013 published
The e-IRG Roadmap 2012 outlined a vision for the future of e-Infrastructures in Europe.
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22.10.2013
e-IRG Task Force Report on Legal Issues published
The report investigates the legal barriers of using e-Infrastructures in Europe. Between December...
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Welcome to the website of the e-Infrastructure Reflection Group

The main objective of the e-Infrastructure initiative is to support the creation of a political, technological and administrative framework for an easy and cost-effective shared use of distributed electronic resources across Europe. Particular attention is directed towards grid computing, storage, and networking.

The e-Infrastructure Reflection Group was founded to define and recommend best practices for the pan-European electronic infrastructure efforts. It consists of official government delegates from all the EU countries. The e-IRG produces white papers, roadmaps and recommendations, and analyses the future foundations of the European Knowledge Society.

Important issues within the e-IRG are currently:

  • e-infrastructures in European Commission's Framework Programme 7
  • a policy for resource sharing
  • a registry/repository for European resources
  • coordination of new national and EU funding programs
  • better links and synergies between Europe and other regions (e.g. USA, Japan) engaged in similar activities
* The term e-Infrastructure refers to this new research environment in which all researchers - whether working in the context of their home institutions or in national or multinational scientific initiatives - have shared access to unique or distributed scientific facilities (including data, instruments, computing and communications), regardless of their type and location in the world.

 

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