e-IRG Support Programme 4 (e-IRGSP4)
Start date: Jun 1, 2014,
End date: Nov 30, 2016
The e-Infrastructure Reflection Group Support Programme 4 (e-IRGSP4) intends to provide support for the e-Infrastructure Reflection Group (e-IRG) and hereby supports the collaboration of national and pan-European e-Infrastructure initiatives and stakeholders. The e-IRG reflects on results and developments in the area of e-infrastructures. It consists of government appointed national representatives and was created in 2003. The e-IRG has reached a high ranking position as an independent advisory body in Europe in its field. It cooperates increasingly closer with the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI), whose work it largely complements through its lateral domain. The e-IRG produces White and Blue Papers, Roadmaps and other policy-related documents, covering the whole domain of e-infrastructures: networks, high-performance and high-throughput computing installations and data infrastructures. The e-IRG formulates its conclusions and advice in various ways. The e-IRG Recommendations endorsed by the e-IRG delegates are well received by the communities concerned as well as by policy makers and funding agencies and can thus have very serious impact.The e-IRGSP4 project builds on the experiences of previous e-IRG support programmes. It is lightweight designed focusing on the core requirements of the e-IRG and the demands of the European Commission. It provides the secretariat of the e-IRG community, supports the e-IRG Chair and Executive Board, organises workshops, which facilitate the coordination and communication between e-Infrastructure initiatives and stakeholders.The policy creating process of the e-IRG is supported by monitoring and analysing the state-of-the-art developments in the fields of interest of the e-IRG (at policy, technology, research, and socioeconomic level), thus conceiving ideas and input for the e-IRG policy documents. Finally, the support programme fully implements the dissemination work of the e-IRG.
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