European H2020 project addressing key data and software challenges in support of multidisciplinary data driven sciences.
Horizons 2020 project (GA No. 676247) addressing the key data and software challenges in supporting multidisciplinary data driven sciences which include:
- understanding complex user requirements across domains by closely involving committed user communities
- improving the quality of VRE user experience by providing user centred, secure, privacy compliant, sustainable environments for accessing data, composing workflows and tracking data publications
- increasing VRE usage in multidisciplinary research domains by abstracting and reusing building blocks and workflows from existing VRE initiatives
- improving the interoperability of heterogeneous discovery, contextual and detailed metadata across all layers of the VRE;
Collaboration between EVER-EST and VRE4EIC will support knowledge exchange to provide a common understanding of respective VRE architecture designs and development paths.
BlueBRIDGE: European H2020 project building research environments fostering Innovation, decision making, governance and education to support Blue growth.
Horizons 2020 project (GA No. 675680) delivering tailor made data management services to different communities and stakeholders (international organisations, research centres, enterprises, etc.) operated through collaborative web-based research environments.
BlueBRIDGE aims to develop innovative services in the following areas:
- Blue Assessment – services for stock assessment and for the generation of unique identifiers for global stocks
- Blue Economy – services supporting the analysis of socio-economic performance in aquaculture
- Blue Environment – spatial planning services to identify aquaculture and fisheries infrastructures from satellite imagery
- Blue Skills – on-line training services and capacity building on existing training modules for fisheries scientists and other practitioners
- Collaboration between EVER-EST and the BlueBRIDGE projects will support knowledge exchange and alignment of relevant use cases for validation of the resulting VRE tools and services.
Research Data Alliance: International community-driven organization aiming to build the social and technical bridges necessary to enable open sharing of data.
The Research Data Alliance (RDA) allows members to come together through focused global Working and Interest Groups to develop and adopt infrastructure that promotes data-sharing and data-driven research, and accelerate the growth of a cohesive data community that integrates contributors across domain, research, national, geographical and generational boundaries. (RDA 2016)
RDA Virtual Research Environment IG (VRE-IG)
RDA Virtual Research Environment (VRE-IG) brings together those initiatives around the globe that are actively developing VREs, virtual laboratories and science gateways etc., along with the representatives of the common infrastructure services and the researchers seeking to make use of these technologies in an effort to identify the necessary technical aspects, governance issues and best practice required to support a more coordinated approach to the development of VREs.
The knowledge and expertise of the VRE-IG will support the development and implementation of the EVER-EST virtual research environment. It will provide a perspective on the wider global landscape and the lessons learned from existing VREs, virtual laboratories, science gateways etc.
International Coalition on Science Gateways: brings together organisations, forums and individuals with an interest in international, regional, national, cross-institutional, domain-specific and interdisciplinary initiatives in science gateways/virtual laboratories/virtual research environments.
The International Coalition on Science Gateways aims to provide an international forum for the science gateways community to:
- Provide leadership on future directions for science gateways
- Facilitate awareness and international, regional and national developments in science gateways
- Identify and share best practice in the field
The International Coalition on Science Gateways also builds on other initiatives in this area such as the recently formed RDA VRE interest group, and aims to bring together organisations, forums and individuals with an interest in international, regional, national, cross-institutional, domain-specific, and interdisciplinary initiatives in science gateways.
ENVRIplus: Horizon 2020 project aiming to provide common solutions to shared challenges for European Environmental and Earth System Research Infrastructures in their efforts to deliver new services for science and society.
To reach this overall goal, ENVRIplus brings together Environmental and Earth System Research Infrastructures, projects and networks together with technical specialist partners to create a more coherent, interdisciplinary and interoperable cluster of Environmental Research Infrastructures across Europe.
ENVRIPLUS is driven by 3 overarching goals:
- promoting cross-fertilization between Research Infrastructures
- implementing innovative concepts and devices across Infrastructures, and
- facilitating research and innovation in the field of environment for an increasing number of users outside the Research Infrastructures.
EVER-EST will aim to align selected components of its VRE with those developed by ENVRIplus to promote interoperability with the environmental research infrastructures, some of which are represented by the VRCs.
European Plate Observing System is a long-term plan to facilitate integrated use of data, data products, and facilities from distributed research infrastructures for solid Earth science in Europe.
The EPOS infrastructure is facilitating the integration and use of solid Earth science data, data products, services and facilities, based on distributed national research infrastructures across Europe.
The EPOS federated approach relies on joining the capacity of delivering high-quality standardized and multi-disciplinary data, the involvement of ICT experts in guaranteeing novel e-science opportunities and the leverage effect of user’s engagement.
The Supersites community forms a key component of the EPOS infrastructure and through the related virtual research community (VRC) contributes directly to the development of the EVER-EST VRE.
Technical and Human infrastructure for Open Research (THOR): project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme to establish seamless integration between articles, data, and researchers across the research lifecycle.
The project has four key aims:
- Establishing interoperability
- Integrating services
- Building capacity
- Achieving sustainability
The THOR project will meet these aims by defining relations between contributors, research artefacts (including data), and organizations. These relationships will be incorporated into the ORCID and DataCite systems. THOR will also expand existing linkages between different types of identifiers and versions of artefacts to improve interoperability across platforms.
EVER-EST will collaborate with THOR on aspects of allocating unique identifiers to the Research Objects generated and shared by the VRCs.