BoF e-Infrastructure for Global Change Research

Date & time: Thursday 3rd March - 11:00 - 12:30 - Working Meeting Session 7
Group name: Belmont Forum e-Infrastructure Initiative
Meeting title: e-Infrastructure for Global Change Research
The Belmont Forum consortium of science funding agencies in 20+ countries, and the European Commission, in Fall 2015, adopted a set of data principles and policy, as part of an international effort to implement an e-infrastructure in support of global change research funded by the agencies. The Belmont Forum recognized they can fill a unique need by helping coordinate, communicate, and collaborate with data management and e-infrastructures around the world, to facilitate a global approach to meeting researchers needs. The implementation plan will be launched in January 2016.

Adoption of Data Principles and Next Steps to Implementation 
http://www.bfe-inf.org/info/adoption-data-principles-and-next-steps-impl...

"A Place to Stand: e-Infrastructures and Data Management for Global Change Research - Community Edition," http://www.bfe-inf.org/document/commmunity-edition-place-stand-e-infrast...

Original report submitted to Belmont Forum, http://www.bfe-inf.org/document/place-stand-e-infrastructures-and-data-m...

Inform RDA members and others of the e-infrastructure initiative, roles of participating countries, and opportunities for collaboration
Seek input on the implementation of the four Belmont Forum Action Themes on Coordination, Data Planning, e-Infrastructure, and Capacity-building
Identify participants for the Strategic Coordination Network
Strategize next steps in working with the global community

Overview of Belmont Forum and e-Infrastructure Initiative
Summary of Data Principles, Policy, and Recommendations Adopted by Belmont Forum
Present e-Infrastructure Implementation Plan and Organization (prepared December 2015)
Present opportunities for participation and collaboration
Open discussion
Summary of feedback and recommendations

Representatives of potential stakeholder groups
Global change researchers
Science funding agencies 

Come to learn, ask questions, and recommend how the Belmont Forum can leverage existing programs, capabilities, and organizations; propose what actions should BF take next.

Group chair serving as contact person
Lee Allison