A proposal for a new classification of scientific disciplines for EGI is now available for comments until 30 April 2013. The proposed classification is an output of a dedicated virtual team that investigated the current usage of scientific disciplines in EGI, looked into more than ten publically available classifications, and analysed how the classification impacts each EGI tool separately. Ultimately, the classification is based on the Frascati FOS Classification.
RAMIRI (Realising And Managing International Research Infrastructures) is an initiative pioneered by Prof. John Wood to develop a training program and networking platform for managers of research infrastructures (RIs) in Europe. Driven mainly by the ESFRI roadmap, it just concluded the second phase led by Prof. Carlo Rizzuto with a final workshop held in Brussels this 3-4 April 2013 where the first edition of the RAMIRI Handbook was published.
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A Webinar titled “DIRAC Distributed Computing Service” is scheduled for tomorrow Friday 22 March at 10:00. It will be delivered by Dr. Andrei Tsaregorodtsev, senior research engineer in Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille
Please register your interest and view the abstract through INDICO at: https://indico.egi.eu/indico/
The 2013 plans of the EGI.eu User Community Support Team recently emerged from our annual appraisals. I would like to share the key elements of this plan with you, so our partners within the NGIs, within projects and communities can see the 2013 focus areas of our Amsterdam-based team of four.
An article describing the WeNMR VRC and its web portals and services has now been published in the Journal of Grid Computing.
In November 2012, the EGI Council endorsed the “EGI.eu transition plan to ERIC”, a report depicting motivations, scope, governance and possible roadmap, for a new entity for e-Infrastructures dedicated to Digital Research under the ERIC legal framework. This report is the result of various discussions held during 2012 to evaluate the potential benefits for EGI, and ultimately the wider e-Infrastructure community, to consider the adoption of a new legal entity that has been introduced to deal with research infrastructures needs.