e-IRG has recognised the demand for documents that provide advice, best practises and recommendations in various areas. The most recent guidance document is titled "Guide to e-Infrastructure requirements for European Research Infrastructures: An e-IRG support document". This document is intended to help research infrastructures with the process of submitting project proposals for the ESFRI Roadmap 2018.
The document can be downloaded at http://e-irg.eu/catalogue/eirg-1004
Sometimes the e-IRG reacts or collaborates on policy documents that other organisations are publishing.
The latest example is the 2016 Experiences of e-IRG involvement in ESFRI proposal evaluation .
You can find more on these documents in the Other Policy Documents Section.
Task forces are special working groups of the e-IRG that collect and write in-depth reports on specific e-Infrastructure topics.
The most recent document is the National Nodes – Getting organised; how far are we?
Another example in 2017 is the report of the Evaluation of e-Infrastructures and the development of related Key Performance Indicators .
Older Tasks force reports can be found in the Task Force Reports Section.
In most of its policy documents, including the White Paper, the e-IRG has a section with recommendations.
An overview of the e-IRG recommendations during the last decade is in the Recommendations section.
Blue Papers are like White Papers, but focusing more on one technology area than on e-Infrastructure in general.
A Summary Report of the Recommendations drawn from the Blue Paper on Data Management has been produced together with ESFRI.
More on Blue Papere in the Blue Papers Section.
A White Paper provides the e-IRG vision on current important policy topics and directions in e-Infrastructures. It also gives recommendations. There is a new White Paper published every 1-2 years.
The latest White Paper 2014 has been renamed to "e-IRG Guidelines Document - Best practices for the use of e-Infrastructures by large-scale research infrastructures". Find here the pdf file of e-IRG Guideline Document
For more information and the previous versions read the White Paper Section.