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European E-Infrastructure Services Gateway

Objective

EInfraCentral's mission is to ensure that by 2020 a broader/ more varied set of users (including industry) benefits from European infrastructures. A common approach to defining and monitoring e-infrastructures services will increase their uptake. It will also enhance understanding of where improvement can be made in delivering services. The challenge is to shift towards an e-Infrastructure ''market place'' to initiate new service offerings and to engage with a broader set of users and needs. This will be achieved through an exchange of know-how between e-infrastructures consultations with a broad range of existing or potential users. EInfraCentral will pursue 3 specific objectives: 1. Structure an open and guided discussion between e-infrastructures to consensually define a common service catalogue 2. Develop a one-stop shop portal for users to browse the service catalogue and enhance the monitoring of key performance indicators that focus on availability and quality of services and user satisfaction 3. Draw policy lessons for a future European e-infrastructure market place as an extension of the common service catalogue and portal (incorporating a larger number of e-infrastructures). Key highlights of the proposal are: 1.A multidisciplinary team combining technical knowledge & insights from the e-infrastructure community with independent expertise in community building consultation, policy and data mapping and monitoring 2. A co-design process that will involve funders, the e-research infrastructure community and a representative user group (incl. SMEs) 3. On-going user interaction will guide the design and development of the eInfraCentral portal (as the main entry point to European e-infrastructures services) in two phases: a prototype with a first set of services and a full release with a KPI dashboard 4. Reinforce collaboration between e-infrastructures and optimise access to and increase uptake of e-infrastructures services by end users.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRASUPP-2016-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

EUROPEAN FUTURE INNOVATION SYSTEM CENTRE
Address
Avenue Maurice Maeterlinck 12
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Belgium
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 541 559,20

Participants (9)

JNP STRATIGIKI KAI EPICHIRISIAKI SYMVOULEFTIKI IKE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 318 490
Address
Xanthou 17
15238 Xalandri
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 252 088,50
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 81 936,75
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GEANT LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 20 856,05
Address
126-130 Hills Road City House
CB2 1PQ Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PARTNERSHIP FOR ADVANCED COMPUTING IN EUROPE AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 55 512,50
Address
Rue Du Trone 98
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
STICHTING EGI
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 77 232
Address
Science Park 140
1098 XG Amsterdam
Activity type
Other
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 62 432,50
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 39 227,50
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
GEANT VERENIGING
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 49 702,50
Address
Hoekenrode 3
1102 BR Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations