Swedish Presidency of the European Union
In the second half of 2009, the e-IRG workshop and meetings are organised in Sweden. The local host organisation is SNIC (www.snic.vr.se), the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing, which is a metacentre within the Swedish Research Council (www.vr.se).
751 05 Uppsala
Calendar of events during the Swedish presidency:
- e-IRG Workshop in Uppsala , 14-15 October, 2009
- Involvement of the users: It is of highest priority that the e-Infrastructure services provided are adapted to the needs of the researchers using e-Science tools. This calls for effective processes for user involvement when building and operating e-Infrastructure.
- Flexible and transparent access, coordination of different e-Infrastructures: For the users, it is very important that the access modes for e-Infrastructure fulfil their needs, and that access is transparent within and between different e-Infrastructures. This puts demands on services at different levels, from authorization to cross-utilization and combination of advanced services.
- Accountability and prioritisation: e-Infrastructures are used by a multitude of fields, and in discussions on prioritization such horizontal research infrastructures are compared to topical efforts of different types. It is essential to provide mechanisms where the scientific impact of different types of e-Infrastructures can be compared. This also implies that the usage and build-up of e-Infrastructures should be governed by the resulting scientific impact. Here, peer-review schemes of different types can be applied to guarantee this.