The e-Infrastructures Reflection Group Support Programme 2 (e-IRGSP2) aims to provide means and resources for the progression of the work performed by the inter-governmental e Infrastructures Reflection Group (e-IRG) that coordinates on a high European level the introduction of a grid based infrastructure for e-Science. The e-IRGSP2 project started on 1st January 2008 and continues until the end of December 2010.
The e-IRG is formed by official governmental delegates of all EU countries and a number of associated and candidate states. It was established to seek consensus on policy-level issues and recommend the best practices for the pan-European grid and research network efforts. The main objective of the e-IRG is to support - on the political, advisory and monitoring levels - the creation of a policy and administrative framework for the easy and cost-effective shared use of electronic resources in Europe (focusing on Grid-computing, data storage, and networking resources) across technological, administrative and national domains. The decisions and policies emerging from this process have a profound impact for the structure, competitiveness and innovation potential of the European Research Area.
The e-IRGSP2, funded by the European Commission’s 7th Framework programme, is the second support programme for the e-IRG. The total budget for the 36 months duration of the project is € 1.6 million. The objective of the project is to provide means to facilitate the information flow between the e-IRG members, and to raise broader public attention to the activities of the e-IRG, in particular among key groups from the innovation potential point of view, such as different types of end-users and developers of the e-infrastructure technologies.
The e-IRGSP2 involves eight European project partners and is coordinated by CSC, the Finnish IT center for Science. Other partners are:Netherlands Computing Facilities Foundation (NCF), Netherlands
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