Research is becoming more global and increasingly dependent on the availability of high-quality and innovative digital services and resources to be combined in order to support collaboration and data-/compute-intensive activities. Many digital services for research are available from publicly-funded e-Infrastructures supported by National or European funding, others are being offered by commercial providers. Understanding what is available and how this can best meet the specific needs is a time consuming activity, especially if information are spread across many sources. On the other hand, policy makers and funding agencies have also the need to improve the visibility of the services that they support, facilitate their discovery by the researchers, understand the uptake and impact..
In this context, our policy director will be presenting at the Digital Infrastructures for Research 2016 conference in Krakow, Poland on 28-29 September on the subject of developing a joint service catalogue for research by Europe’s major e-infrastructures.
More information can be found on the DI4R website