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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.
Welcome from Local Host
Report from pre-meeting in H2020 "UF" call
Discussion on H2020 plans and actions
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)
UF topical workshops
A UF Conference in 2015?
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.
Conclusions and Next Steps
We have to have left the building by 17:30 when it is locked.