e-infrastructures User Forum

Europe/Zurich
National Library of the Netherlands

National Library of the Netherlands

The Hague
Description
CANCELLED! SEE E-MAIL ARCHIVE FOR MORE INFO This is the second meeting of the e-infrastructures User Forum through which the end-users themselves, in a cross-disciplinary body collaborate to define requirements and policies for the services that they use.
Participants
  • Alexandre Bonvin
  • Gergely Sipos
  • Gyöngyi Horváth
  • Jamie Shiers
  • John Dyer
  • Leif Laaksonen
  • Volker Beckmann
  • Wouter Los
    • 1
      Welcome from Local Host
    • 2
      Report from pre-meeting in H2020 "UF" call
    • 3
      Discussion on H2020 plans and actions
    • 4
      Update on Action Items from 1st UF (including discussion)
      • Set up steering/organisational body
      • Identify communities to address and invite to the Forum in the first instance
      • Communities to appoint representatives
      • Develop terms of reference for the Forum
      • Schedule next meeting/s (last week in Feb or first three weeks in March)
      • Prioritise initial topics for discussion (see list below), including a possible Horizon 2020 proposal to fund Forum activities
      • Investigate the possibilities and opportunities to join the RDA interest group on engagement
      • Evaluate the possibility of submitting a Horizon 2020 proposal to support Forum activities by 2 September 2014 (NOTE: this would have to be drafted over the next few months/summer 2014)
    • 10:30 AM
      Coffee
    • 5
      UF deliverables
    • 6
      UF topical workshops
    • 7
      A UF Conference in 2015?
    • 12:00 PM
      Lunch
    • User Community Priorities and/or other topics

      Possible topics include:

      • Prioritising and publishing issues facing the scientific communities in the areas of infrastructures;
      • Maintaining a database of contact information; (already done under action items?)
      • Providing an estimation of the impact of the e‐infrastructures on the research communities;
      • Providing information on the potential for a service in terms of market size and likely adoption;
      • Organising representative input from the scientific communities through workshops and polls;
      • Participating in strategic discussions with e‐infrastructure providers and projects;
      • Participating and providing input on strategic directions from the scientific community for the e-IRG, European Commission and national funding agencies.
    • 8
      Conclusions and Next Steps
      We have to have left the building by 17:30 when it is locked.