This news blog provides news about the e-IRG and related e-Infrastructure topics.

European Supercomputer Programme in next Horizon 2020 period programme to also focus on HPC access for SMEs

At ISC 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany, we had the opportunity to talk with Augusto Burgueno-Arjona from the European Commission, Department of e-Infrastructures, including European Supercomputer Service Programme, who also delivered the welcome address at the Conference stating that "HPC is high in the European political agenda as it is recognised as an essential technology to respond to the...
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Moving up to an Open Science Commons

At the e-IRG Workshop, held in Riga, Latvia, on June 3, 2015, we had the opportunity to interview Sergio Andreozzi, Strategy and Policy Manager in the European Grid Infrastructure (EGI), on the topic of the Open Science Commons.
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Open Science perspective highlighted at e-IRG workshop in Riga

Ilmars Slaidins gave a short summary of the Open Science perspective presented at the e-IRG workshop, held June 3, 2015 in Riga.
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An introduction presentation on the e-Infrastructure Reflection Group

The e-IRGSP4 project has created a 15-minute video introduction to e-IRG. e-IRG is a European advisory group on e-Infrastructures on a European scale. The video is on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/127725381 . You can also download a PDF version from the e-IRG website:  http://e-irg.eu/documents/10920/283008/General+e-IRG+Presentation.pdf (25 Mbyte).
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e-IRG contributes to European Charter for Access to Research Infrastructures

The European Commission has published a "European Charter for Access to Research Infrastructures".  e-IRG was one of the contributors to this charter.  Research Infrastructures include e-Infrastructures such as PRACE (supercomputers), GEANT (Networking), EGI (Cloud federation), IDGF (Crowd computing) and many others. The Charter sets the basis for a common understanding of what an...
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First e-IRG newsletter in 2015 available

The new edition of the first e-IRG newsletter in 2015 is now available for download. Highlights include summaries of the e-IRG Delegates Meetings in Milan, Rome and Riga, and the e-IRG Workshop in Rome; an overview of the new e-IRG Guidelines Document; summaries of the OpenAIRE 2020 kick-off meeting, the EC Workshop "From platform operators to service providers", the Cloudscape VII Conference,...
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New edition of e-IRG newsletter available

The new edition of the e-IRG newsletter is now available for download. Highlights include summaries of the e-IRG Workshops in Vilnius and Athens, and the joint e-IRG-ESFRI workshop; an overview of the update process for the ESFRI Roadmap 2016; summaries of the European Research e-Infrastructures and Innovation Clusters Workshop, the Third EUDAT Conference, and the Research Data Alliance...
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New e-IRG web presence

As you may have noticed, the e-IRG has a new web presence. Over the years the web site has grown considerably, but the design stayed the same. With the new design we  tried to organise the information in a more logical way. The most important change, however, is that we adapted the lay-out of the web site, using responsive design techniques, in such a way it can also be easily accessed...
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Sverker Holmgren re-elected as e-IRG Chair

Sverker Holmgren from the Division of Scientific Computing at Uppsala University in Sweden, has been re-elected as e-IRG Chair for a new period of two years. Congratulations to Sverker Holmgren for a successful new term at the head of the e-IRG organisation.
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Enzo Valente talks about e-IRG White Paper 2014 and Cultural Heritage

On November 13, 2014, e-IRG Delegate Enzo Valente offered a presentation on the e-IRG White Paper and Cultural Heritage at the Conference on Research Infrastructure and e-Infrastructure for Cultural Heritage in Rome, Italy. The slides are available at http://www.otebac.it/internationalconference/getFile.php?id=36. More information about the conference can be found at ...
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Programme Rome workshop online

The Programme of the next e-IRG work shop in Rome, November 10 & 11, is now online .
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The e-IRG newsletter of October 2013 published

In the e-IRG Newsletter, issued on October 2013, you can read about:  Report of the Workshop in Dublin on the 22th-23th of May 2013 e-IRG White Paper 2013 e-IRG Task Force Report on Legal Issues EUDAT Conference on Rome on the 28th-30th of October 2013 Service Management Standards for EGI Survey on Research Data Management by SIM4RDN-project ...
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e-IRG White Paper 2013 published

The e-IRG Roadmap 2012 outlined a vision for the future of e-Infrastructures in Europe. Now, the e-IRG has published its 2013 White Paper, which takes the discussion one step further and proposes specific next steps. To meet the challenges of implementing the 2020 Strategy, Europe needs an “e-Infrastructure Commons” for knowledge, science and innovation. It should be open and accessible, and...
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e-IRG Task Force Report on Legal Issues published

The report investigates the legal barriers of using e-Infrastructures in Europe. Between December 2012 and May 2013 a Task Force of the e-Infrastructure Reflection Group (e-IRG) considered the legal and regulatory issues likely to arise from the increasing use of state-funded e-Infrastructures by non-state funded researchers and organisations. Such use, on a national and international...
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Open e-IRG Workshop in Vilnius on 4-5 November 2013

The e-IRG Workshop under the Lithuanian EU Presidency of the European Union willtake place in Vilnius, Lithuania from Monday 4 November (morning) till Tuesday 5 November (until noon) at the o ld Vilnius University campus, Universiteto 3.
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e-IRG Amsterdam Workshop Summary Published

  Around 100 participants attended the e-IRG workshop organized in Amsterdam on 3-4 December 2012 during the Cyprus EU Presidency. Data, in all its forms and contexts was the main focus of the workshop, a topic which is evident in the renewed e-IRG strategy. The workshop was organised with both plenaries and parallel tracks in the areas of trust, foundations, content, services and...
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The 1st issue of the e-IRG Newsletter of 2013 published

In the 1st issue of the e-IRG Newsletter of 2013 you can read about  Report of the Workshop in Amsterdam on 3-4 December 2012  e-IRG Roadmap 2012  Best Technology Innovation Award  How GÉANT paves data highway for nuclear fusion energy research  The scientific impact of publicly-funded Infrastructures  The  observatory for Research...
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e-IRG Roadmap 2012 published

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...
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Invitation: The first plenary of the Research Data Alliance in March 2013

The launch of the first Plenary of the Research Data Alliance will take place March 18-20, 2013 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The Research Data Alliance (RDA) is being formed as a global community-driven organization to accelerate data-related innovation through research data sharing and exchange. Broad community engagement and targeted efforts are critical to the RDA's success and we invite you to...
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The 4th issue of the e-IRG newsletter published

In the 4th issue of the e-IRG Newsletter of 2012 you can read about Open Workshop in Amsterdam: e-IRG Meeting on Data Issues Summary of the e-IRG Workshop 11–12 June 2012, Copenhagen e-IRG Policy Paper on Scientific Software Cloud Computing for research and science Bridging the Gap: OpenAIRE Links Publications and Data First EUDAT conference took place in Barcelona...
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An overview on cloud computing for research and science published

e-IRG has published a report which presents cloud computing in a holistic way, elaborates its applicability for research and science, investigates related policy aspects and provides policy recommendations. The future of cloud computing for research and science appears to be hybrid: the first service is a hybrid e-Infrastructure cloud for research composed by a distributed community cloud....
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Final version of the Blue Paper on Data Management published

e-IRG has published a Blue Paper on data management. It provides an assessment of Europe’s e-Infrastructure service portfolio, and identifies the opportunities and challenges involved. Blue Paper reports on current trends and issues and sets out policy recommendations for several key areas, especially for ESFRI (European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures) projects. e-Infrastructure...
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