Vision – be the high-level body developing policies to reinforce and promote efforts to foster world-class ICT infrastructures
Goals - to build a network that will develop and strengthen cooperation and coordination between national e-infrastructures and smooth their efficient integration in the European Research Area. The project will establish an effective dialogue between national e-infrastructure programme owners and managers in Europe, at the European Commission level and globally.
Cloud Computing – Dynamically scaleable and often virtualised resources.
Environmental and Green Computing – Environmentally sustainable computing or ICT
Openness -Open Access, Open Source, Open Borders and Open Opportunity
The final meeting of the e-InfraNet steering committee meeting will take place next Thursday and Friday (2nd and 3rd of May) in the Andalusian Institute of Technology. It will be hosted by the Ministry for the Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO) the Spanish partner in the current e-InfraNet consortium.
The meeting will focus in the main on identifying opportunities for the future sustainability of the e-InfraNet. An agenda for the meeting can be viewed here.
The Royal Irish Academy (RIA) in collaboration with the Irish Research Council will host a one day forum in Academy House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2 on Thursday the 2nd of May.
The forum will foster dialogue across the community of researchers and scholars, higher education institutions, librarians and research funders on the implementation of the open access national guidelines agreed in 2012 and the implications for publicly funded research.
It will contextualise the Irish discussion within an international framework with particular reference to open access policy and practice in the United Kingdom and European Research Area.
A full programme can be viewed here
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The e-InfraNet project is pleased to announce the launch of the 1st joint call for proposals for a transnational education programme on green sustainable ICT.
National organisations from five countries are participating in a call to develop a transnational course aimed at data centre and information technology infrastructure professionals. It is envisaged that this initiative will enable practitioners to acquire the skills and knowledge required to positively impact the environmental performance of their organisation’s IT infrastructure.
Which countries are involved?
The following countries have committed to the e-InfraNet joint call:
Belgium (Flemish region), Finland, Ireland, Latvia and the UK
Proposals are invited from transnational consortia requesting a total of funding of up to approx. €50,000 comprising of eligible partners in at least 3 of the countries that are participating in the call. Proposals should be led by a project coordinator based in one of the countries participating in the call. Additional information about national eligibility requirements for partners from Belgium, Finland, Ireland and Latvia is outlined in Annex II of the call.
The application procedure is a single stage process. Full proposal applications should be submitted by the project coordinator. The deadline for receipt of applications is 17:00 Central European Time, May 10th 2013.
All relevant documents are posted below:
Call Text 1st Joint Call for Proposals of the ERA-NET project e-InfraNet
Proposal Application Form