Virtual Research Environment IG (VRE-IG)

IG

Group details

Status: 
Chair(s): 
Helen Glaves, Keith Jeffery, Lesley Wyborn, Sandra Gesing
Secretariat Liaison: 
Timea Biro
TAB Liaison: 
Rainer Stotzka
 

Increasingly researchers who are not co-located are seeking to work dynamically together at various scales from the local to the international. These researchers want to share data, models, work flows, best practice etc. to address either local challenges which are also potentially of direct relevance to researchers in other geographical areas, or they have a shared interest in addressing a common issue such as the grand challenges currently being faced by society on a global scale e.g. climate change.

Virtual research environments (VREs) are increasingly being used to support this more dynamic approach to collaborative working. This has led to a number of VRE projects such as VRE4EIC and EVER-EST in Europe, and the initiation of virtual laboratories in Australia and science gateways in the USA. However, at the present time, although these systems are seeking to share some of the same resources and common infrastructure services e.g. EUDAT, GEANT, etc., there is no coordination of the development of the underlying architecture that would allow these individual VREs to interoperate.

The proposed VRE interest group would bring together those initiatives actively developing VREs, virtual laboratories and science gateways, along with the representatives of the common infrastructure services and the researchers seeking to make use of these technologies in an effort to identify the necessary technical aspects, governance issues and best practice required to support a more coordinated approach to the development of VREs.

Recent Activity

18 Sep 2017

“R programming language to manage metadata, data complying with OGC standards and controlled vocabularies: the case of Tuna Fisheries”

Dear IG's / WG's,

We would like to invite you to an RDA related event that we believe to be relevant to your activities; “R programming language to manage metadata and data by complying with OGC (EML, CF conventions) standards and controlled vocabularies: the case of Tuna Fisheries” .

When: Tuesday 19 September 2017, from 11:30 to 13:00 local time

Where: room: Mansfield 10, RDA Plenary Meeting, Montreal, Canada

12 Sep 2017

BoF on International Partnerships at Montreal P10

Here's a BoF that is scheduled on the first day of P10 in Montreal that
might interest you:
*Birds of a Feather Meeting: EarthCube International Partnerships *
*Date: Day 1, 19th September, 2017*
*Time: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm*
*Location: Mansfield 2 Room, Centre Mont-Royal*
*Purpose:* This BoF meeting will discuss the progress of the U. S. National
Science Foundation’s EarthCube program on a number of fronts and hold a
focused discussion on the opportunities for strategic partnerships and

18 Aug 2017

Gateways 2017: Early-bird rates until Sept. 1; register by Th., Oct. 12

Gateways 2017: The 12th Gateway Computing Environments Conference

Monday through Wednesday, October 23–25, 2017
Hosted at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
https://sciencegateways.org/gateways2017

 

The expanded Gateways annual conference is an opportunity for gateway creators and enthusiasts to learn, share, connect, and shape the future of gateways. Early-bird registration is now open through Friday, September 1. (Regular registration closes Thursday, October 12.) Book now for the best rates! Submit an abstract for a poster (open to all) by Friday, Sept. 8.

14 Aug 2017

International Coalition on Science Gateways at RDA 10th Plenary Meeting

The International Coalition on Science Gateways (ICSG) will hold a meeting at the RDA 10th Plenary in Montreal, Canada, on 18 September 2017 (9am - 1pm). ICSG aims to provide an international forum for the science gateways community, and this meeting will discuss the Coalition’s short and long-term goals.

ICSG’s vision is to provide an international forum for the science gateways community to:

Provide leadership on future directions for science gateways

Facilitate awareness of international, regional and national developments in science gateways

29 Jul 2017

FW: [ESSI] ED044. Virtual Community Platforms and Data Tools for Enabling Geoscience Research and Education

Dear all
Just raising your attention to this, for those of you in the RDA Virtual Environment group that are going to AGU.
As noted below, as this session is in Education you can submit an extra abstract to this session in addition to the normal submission limit.
Take care
Lesley
From: earth-space-science-informatics <***@***.***> on behalf of Megan Carter <***@***.***>
Date: Saturday, 29 July 2017 at 12:02 AM

15 Jun 2017

Science Gateways Bootcamp -- Now accepting applications!

The Science Gateways Community Institute is thrilled to announce our 2nd Bootcamp of the year, which will take place Oct. 2-6, 2017 and offers participants the opportunity to gain strategies and skills for developing, operating, and sustaining their gateways. The first Bootcamp took place in April and was a huge success. Follow the attached link to take a peek at our flyer and to read the blog post about our inaugural session, which includes testimonials from participants. Please feel free to share this announcement widely.

26 May 2017

Gateways 2017 Call for Participation (Extended Deadline: Monday, June 12)

Call for Participation: Gateways 2017 (October 23-25, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) is now accepting submissions of papers, demos, tutorials, and panels (2-4 pages) on the topic of science or engineering gateways, which are user-friendly interfaces to scientific computing, data, and other domain-specific resources to support research and education.

04 May 2017

Gateways 2017 CFP

Call for Participation: Gateways 2017 (October 23-25, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) is now accepting submissions of papers, demos, tutorials, and panels (2-4 pages) on the topic of science or engineering gateways, which are integrated, user-friendly interfaces to scientific computing, data, and other domain-specific resources to support research and education.