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e-IRG Executive Board has endorsed new Mission and Vision statement and adopted new bylaws

On April 26, 2016, the e-IRG Executive Board has endorsed a new "Mission and Vision" statement for the e-Infrastructure Reflection Group, as well as a new and adapted version of the e-IRG bylaws.

The new "Mission and Vision" statement defines the e-IRG as 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.

The mission of e-IRG is to support both coherent, innovative and strategic European e-Infrastructure policymaking and the development of convergent and sustainable e-Infrastructure services.

The objectives are to sustain e-IRG as the leading European advisory body on e-Infrastructures, as well as to maintain and further develop e-IRG in its role as the facilitator and stimulator of European e-Infrastructure collaboration.

To reach these goals, e-IRG will act as an external and neutral advisory body being counterpart of reference by producing strategic and policy reports, analyses and recommendations. e-IRG will actively stimulate discussion with and between all stakeholder groups. The e-IRG delegates will carry out work to inform and influence regional and national policy makers but also European and international stakeholders.

e-IRG has also the ambition to obtain a comprehensive understanding of the state of the art and progress in the field of e-Infrastructures and as such to promote a user-driven and scientific excellence approach in e-Infrastructure policy making taking into account e-IRG Members' recommendations and constraints.

e-IRG will advance the European landscape of e-Infrastructures taking into account national roadmaps, propose objectives taking into account the landscape; synergies and future cooperation between projects and/or initiatives, and monitor the impact of e-IRG recommendations in the European research infrastructure landscape.

e-IRG will continue its policy of independence and openness, providing opportunities for all stakeholders to debate their views, and offer perspectives, analyse and propose approaches and consolidate ways forward.

e-IRG will also facilitate the collaboration between all actors in the field of pan-European e-Infrastructures - networking, high-throughput and high-performance computing, and in particular data management and related processes and services.

As a consequence, it will stimulate work and strongly facilitate the international coordination of e-Infrastructure activities and the presentation of all different components to users as integrated e-Infrastructure services; foster innovation in the data area, including stimulating the interaction between data producers, e.g. Research Infrastructures, e-Infrastructure providers and leading-edge users; and cooperate with ESFRI, ESFRI RI projects and other pan-European research infrastructures, as well as with the long tail of science in the effect possible.

The new Mission and Vision statement is available at

The newly approved version of the e-IRG bylaws, edited on April 26, 2016 is available at