Reports & Publications

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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Taking care of the Long Tail of Data: I-IRG report
20 Nov 2016

Taking care of the Long Tail of Data: I-IRG report

Data driven science is seen as the fourth paradigm of scientific research after experimental science, theoretical science and computational science.  

While great focus is given to Big Data (comprising structured as well as unstructured data with a tendency to be homogeneous and standardized), at the opposite side of the spectrum Long Tail Data - characterized as heterogeneous, relatively small data, often with unique standards and not regulated - has received so far less attention and poses its challenges.

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​​​​​​​E-Infrastructures: Making Europe the best place for research and Innovation - Booklet published
28 Jun 2016

​​​​​​​E-Infrastructures: Making Europe the best place for research and Innovation - Booklet published

The European Commission adopted on 19 April 2016 the communication “European Cloud Initiative – Building a competitive data and knowledge economy in Europe” that sets out a strategy to strengthen Europe’s position in data-driven innovation, improve its cohesion and help create a Digital Single Market in Europe. This is a fundamental step towards the reinforcement of the EU’s competitiveness in digital technologies and in innovation.

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"Key components of data publishing: using current best practices to develop a reference model for data publishing" - an RDA-WDS Data Publishing Workflows WG article gets published
21 Jun 2016

"Key components of data publishing: using current best practices to develop a reference model for data publishing" - an RDA-WDS Data Publishing Workflows WG article gets published

The RDA-WDS Data Publishing Workflows Working Group  set out to study the current data-publishing workflow landscape across disciplines and institutions. A diverse set of workflows were examined to identify common components and standard practices, including basic self-publishing services, institutional data repositories, long-term projects, curated data repositories, and joint data journal and repository arrangements.

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RDA Magazine is online!
29 Feb 2016

RDA Magazine is online!

We are happy to announce the release of the RDA Magazine. In this issue: Eleven Collaboration Projects testing & adopting RDA outputs RDA Outcomes... and a possible way for them to become technical specifications Stories from the RDA 6th Plenary Meeting RDA Working and Interest Groups RDA 2016 Training Programme an much more...

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17 Oct 2015

"Making Open Science a Reality" - OECD publishes analysis on open science progress

The OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) has published its study on Open Science carried out as a part of the activities of the OECD’s Working Party on Innovation and Technology Policy (TIP). Entitled ‘Making Open Science a Reality’ the study gives an overview of the progress made by OECD countries in making publicly funded research openly accessible. Individual country notes have also been made available to support the findings.  

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