Spring edition of the e-IRG newsletter and about the next open e-IRG Workshop.


Dear colleagues,

We are glad to inform you about the publication of the Spring edition of the e-IRG newsletter and about the next open e-IRG Workshop.

The next e-IRG Open Workshop, which is organised in the framework of the Maltese EU Presidency of the Council of the European Union, will take place in St Paul's Bay, Malta, on 8-9 June 2017. The main theme of the workshop is long-term sustainability of e-Infrastructures. Sessions will address structure and funding, services and data. A dedicated session will deal with the assessment of e-Infrastructures and the development of related Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

The draft agenda of the workshop is available at http://e-irg.eu/e-irg-workshop-june-2017.

 The Spring edition of the e-IRG newsletter is now available for download.

Highlights include summaries of the e-IRG Delegates Meetings and e-IRG  Workshop in Bratislava; the publications of the e-IRG Roadmap 2016 and  the "Guide to e-Infrastructure requirements for European Research  Infrastructures; interviews with Roadmap working group Chair Erik  Fledderus about the importance of dialogue in realising the e-IRG  Roadmap vision; with the former and new e-IRG Chair; with ASTRON HPC  researcher Chris Broekema on data crunching with the Square Kilometre  Array; with Andy Götz from the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility  about their role as go-between for the e-Infrastructures and user  communities; with Dimitrios Koureas from the Natural History Museum in  London about bridging socio-cultural distance in science through technical community-engaging mechanisms; with Ronald Stolk from the  Medical Center at the University of Groningen about the Health-RI  initiative; with Natalia Manola from the OpenAire project about Open  Research Data guidelines, publication and training; with GEANT CEO Steve  Cotter about backbone infrastructure, service deployment and KPI  development; with Fernando Pérez from the University of California about  rethinking the reward structure for computational tool developers; and  many more.

You can preview, consult and download the e-IRG newsletter at http://e-irg.eu/newsletter.

 Kind Regards,

Ad Emmen

e-IRG-SP5 project