e-IRG - e-Infrastructure Reflection Group

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The main objective of the e-Infrastructure initiative is to support the creation of a political, technological and administrative framework for an easy and cost-effective shared use of distributed electronic resources across Europe. Particular attention is directed towards grid computing, storage, and networking.

The e-Infrastructure Reflection Group was founded to define and recommend best practices for the pan-European electronic infrastructure efforts. It consists of official government delegates from all the EU countries. The e-IRG produces white papers, roadmaps and recommendations, and analyses the future foundations of the European Knowledge Society.

Important issues within the e-IRG are currently:

  • e-infrastructures in European Commission's Framework Programme 7
  • a policy for resource sharing
  • a registry/repository for European resources
  • coordination of new national and EU funding programs
  • better links and synergies between Europe and other regions (e.g. USA, Japan) engaged in similar activities

Website: http://www.e-irg.eu

Beginning of project: 01.12.2010
End of project: 30.11.2013
Funding: EU - FP7/2007-2013
Project number: RI-261563

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