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OECD & WDS Policy Paper on Co-ordination and support of international research data networks
20 Dec 2017

OECD & WDS Policy Paper on Co-ordination and support of international research data networks

International research data networks are critical for progress in many scientific domains and underpin efforts to promote Open Science. At the same time, many of these networks are fragile and the responsibilities for their support and performance are frequently distributed across a variety of different actors. This report explores the challenges and enablers for the effective functioning of international research data networks. It analyses the diversity and complexity of these networks, and issues such as governance and funding, in a selection of 32 cases.

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The Evolving Landscape of Federated Research Data Infrastructures: Knowledge Exchange  new report
13 Dec 2017

The Evolving Landscape of Federated Research Data Infrastructures: Knowledge Exchange new report

Knowledge Exchange has published its new report called "'The Evolving Landscape of Federated Research Data Infrastructures”: this report is an overview and synthesis of the evolving landscape of Federated Research Data Infrastructures (FRDIs) in the six KE partner countries: Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Work was designed to find answers to questions such as ‘Which are the main drivers for federating RD infrastructures and services ? What are the expected benefits? What are the consequences for research and researchers? What challenges and issues arise when making a federated research data infrastructure function well?'

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e-IRG Report: Evaluation of e-Infrastructures and the development of related Key Performance Indicators
19 Apr 2017

e-IRG Report: Evaluation of e-Infrastructures and the development of related Key Performance Indicators

The e-Infrastructure Reflection Group (e-IRG) has produced a new document titled "Evaluation of e-Infrastructures and the development of related Key Performance Indicators". The objective of this e-IRG document is to provide an initial framework for evaluation and assessment of regional, national and European e-Infrastructures and to develop a categorisation of KPIs for key areas/components and other cost-related information, basically for the funder and policy level.

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