The e-IRG Roadmap 2012 outlines a vision for the future of e-Infrastructures in Europe. To meet the challenges of implementing the EU’s 2020 Strategy, this vision outlines Europe’s need for a single “e-Infrastructure Commons” for knowledge, innovation and science as a living ecosystem that is open and accessible and continuously adapts to the changing requirements of research.
This Roadmap presents the principles of the political, technological, and administrative framework needed for such an e-Infrastructure Commons.
To maximise the socioeconomic value of a common research e-Infrastructure, the e-IRG Roadmap 2012 provides policy makers, as well as e-Infrastructure users and providers, insights on the future European e-Infrastructure landscape and European e-infrastructure coherence.
Important external drivers for e-Infrastructure development include: the need to compete in a global knowledge-based economy; the emergence of new models in research, innovation and learning; the pioneering role of e-Infrastructures for research that has often driven innovation in industry, business and public services; and technology bringing new paradigms for data and information services.
The e-IRG Roadmap 2012 is available here: