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DI4R2018: Challenges for research communities around open science

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DI4R2018 kicks off next week (Tuesday 9 October to Thursday 11 October) in Lisbon, marking the third edition of the annual Digital Infrastructures for Research (DI4R) conference jointly organised by EOSC-hub, GÉANT, OpenAIRE and PRACE.

Building on the success of DI4R2016 (Krakow) and DI4R2017 (Brussels) DI4R2018 promises to be the best yet, bringing a packed programme of sessions, posters and networking opportunities to Europe’s researchers, developers and service providers.

Annabel Grant, GÉANT’s Senior Stakeholder Engagement Manager gives her views on the event.

What does DI4R mean to you?

Involved in DI4R from the start, GÉANT values DI4R as a unique opportunity to meet with and hear from many of our users in one place, and to better understand not only their needs but also their challenges around research and collaboration.

What are your hopes for this year’s DI4R?

This conference should continue to drive not just the discussion around how e-infrastructures can best work together and further support open science, but also the successful delivery of services jointly delivered through the EOSC portal.

How does this event help to support Europe’s researchers?

By bringing together the e-infrastructure partners and the end users in jointly organised sessions it ensures an open dialogue to understand needs, highlight challenges, and to ensure a roadmap to achieving a successful delivery of joint services that benefit researchers.

“GÉANT has played a major part in all the DI4R conferences and will continue to do so, underlining our ongoing commitment to collaborating with our e-infrastructure partners to benefit researchers, industry and society. We look forward to continuing our contribution to both EOSC and the European Data Initiative (EDI) and see DI4R as an integral part of that.”

Annabel Grant, Senior Stakeholder Engagement Manager, GÉANT 

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