PLAN-E Workshop-1@IEEE eScience Conference Munich September 3rd 2015.
Subject: Exchange of Knowledge and Information
The workshop was moderated by Neil Chue Hong (SSI).
For the purpose of the discussion, the participants formed 7 groups. The outcome of the discussions is condensed to a few topics. Most items are linked to the answers page.
What information and knowledge will help PLAN-E members to do their work better?
Go to the answers page to find some answers!
- Learn about funding opportunities, information on relevant calls;
- Explain better to today’s non-insider researchers what is e-infrastructure (what are grids, clouds, where does my problem fit best?)
- Cross disciplinary examples/success stories from science point of view;
- Which courses are given where. What about teaching and education?;
- What happens on escience/data science outside of the traditional (HPC, eScience, etc.) centers?
- Overview of (European) resources and services;
- Where can I find software and tools?
- Who is taking care of software (software sustainability) and what about quality?
- Researcher profiles and research areas.
What should PLAN’s role be in information and knowledge exchange?
- Show best practices and examples per domain, but also keep records of things that did not work;
- Provide newsletters, inform about summer/winter schools;
- Gradually increase influence;
- Develop the PLAN-E website;
- List experts and eScience engineers;
- Advice on exchange programs;
- Initiate joint projects;
- Be a road sign for visitors to find their way;
- Give access to training materials;
- Keep directories of services, resources, researcher profiles, open data etc. (“Booking.com” for escience services);
- Provide basic information to set up e-infrastructures.