Consultation on European e-infrastructure - CLOSED

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    stephanie matt
    25 July 2016
    Total votes: 2

This consultation is now closed.

The process towards the third and last Horizon 2020 Work programme covering the period 2018-2020 has started.

As regards e-infrastructures, Work programme 2018-2020 will build on the structure of the current one, which supports (1) integrating and consolidating e-infrastructure platforms, (2) prototyping innovative e-infrastructure platforms and services and (3) policy and international cooperation for e-infrastructures. It will address the objectives of Horizon 2020 and the actions foreseen in the forthcoming European Cloud initiative.

The consultation process involves an open consultation allowing the European Commission to gather the input of e-infrastructure stakeholders. The deadline for this consultation is 15 May 2016.

The Horizon 2020 Work Programmes are built to respond to challenges. Can you identify the challenges the e-infrastructure stakeholders are facing and to which the future work programme should respond to? In particular,

  1. What are the main challenges for the realisation of an integrated European e- infrastructure from the perspective of scientific data-related needs (from data access to sharing, analytics, re-use, preservation, standards, interoperability, value chain and other issues)?

  2. What are the challenges for reinforcing the cooperation between European e-infrastructure service providers and their scientific users, including thematic research infrastructures, to accelerate user's adoption of e-infrastructure services - such as identity management innovation - and foster innovation in e-infrastructures?

  3. What are the challenges faced by industrial actors preventing them to fully benefit from the services provided by European e-infrastructures and to contribute to the innovation of the existing e-infrastructures?

  4. What are the main challenges Europe is facing regarding skills and competences required for effective data driven science, and management of research e-infrastructures?

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