Long Tail of Data
This document focuses on the Long Tail of scientific data, its sustained management and storage. Its characteristics are discussed, and it is shown that the distinction between the Long Tail and Big Data is somehow blurred. Long tail data management should sustain trust in data and repositories, with as keywords data quality, certification of repositories, appraisal, documentation, discoverability and interoperability.
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Experiences of e-IRG involvement in ESFRI 2016 proposal evaluation
In the preparation for the update of its Roadmap ESFRI has decided in 2013 to incorporate questions on e-infrastructure needs in the ESFRI proposal submission form. It was also agreed between ESFRI and e-IRG that e-IRG members would participate in the ESFRI Strategic Working groups and be responsible for the evaluation of the responses to these ‘e-Needs' questions. Another e-IRG member participated in the Implementation Group. This short report presents the collective experiences with this evaluation process and some recommendations for improvement.
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- pdf file of this document [ pdf ] (published on 22nd of October 2013)
e-IRG Cloud Computing Paper
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e-IRG Policy Paper on Scientific Software
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e-IRG Inspiring Future e-Infrastructures in Europe and Beyond
In this proposal for a new e-IRG Strategy, the e-IRG's objectives will be adapted along the following
two main lines. To establish e-IRG as the main advisory body on e-Infrastructures internationally and to develop e-IRG as the coordination platform for all components of European e-Infrastructures.
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e-IRG Data Management Task Force Report
The e-IRG delegates recognised the importance of data management for the future of research infrastructures and, as a result, established the e-IRG Data Management Task Force (DMTF) that received recognition and support also from ESFRI. The main objectives of DMTF were defined as producing an analysis of issues regarding data management in a coherent and flexible way, and a set of recommendations for the present and future research infrastructures. The report is divided into three parts: a survey of existing data management initiatives, metadata and quality, and interoperability issues in data management.
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Education and training task force report
The Education and Training Task Force report proposes strategic actions to establish, promote and resource the Grid and e-Science curricula in Europe. The ETTF report has been a major European effort and has already been noted on the international level, e.g. in the Open Grid Forum (OGF).
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Task Force on Sustainable e-Infrastructures
The overall vision of this document:
"The linking of individual computers into increasingly complex networks has been
transforming the scientific enterprise for several decades. Networking has affected every aspect of research, including data gathering, sharing of large databases, brute-force computing, modelling and simulation, and publishing of preprints and papers."