Can you identify the challenges the e-infrastructure stakeholders are facing and to which the future work programme should respond to? The consultation on European e-infrastructure 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 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 to give Europe a global lead in the data-driven economy.
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:
What are the main challenges for the realization 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)?
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?
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?
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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