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The event is aimed at presenting the outcomes of the two projects and providing a forum to discuss recent developments and perspectives in the field of e-Infrastructures.

Date: November 13, 2013
Location / Venue: Kigali
Country: Rwanda
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According to an article published on Rensselaer's site, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor and Council co-Chair of the international Research Data Alliance Francine Berman joined with Google Vice President Vint Cerf to discuss the future of public access to research data in a Science magazine Op Ed appearing Aug 9.

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The Committee of Permanent Representatives endorsed the agreement reached last June between the Presidency of the Council and the European Parliament representatives on the "Horizon 2020" programme for research and innovation for the years 2014 to 2020.

The agreement paves the way for the formal adoption of the "Horizon 2020" legislative package by the European Parliament and the Council through a vote in the coming months. Horizon 2020 will replace the EU's 7th Research Framework Programme (FP7), which runs until the end of 2013. Compared with FP7, the new programme is expected to further eliminate fragmentation in the fields of scientific research and innovation.
Horizon 2020, which has a budget of around 70 billion euros, will underpin the objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy for growth and jobs, as well as the goal of strengthening the scientific and technological bases by contributing to achieving a European Research Area in which researchers, scientific knowledge and technology circulate freely.
Horizon 2020 focuses on three priorities, namely generating excellent sci
ence in order to strengthen the Union's world-class scientific excellence and make the Union research and innovation system more competitive, fostering industrial leadership to speed up the development of technologies that will support businesses and innovation, including for small companies, and tackling societal challenges in order to respond to the priorities identified in the Europe 2020 strategy by supporting activities covering the entire chain from research to market.

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DANTE has completed a major network upgrade to GEANT, the superfast pan-European data communications infrastructure that interconnects National Research and Education Networks (NRENs). GEANT is relied on by more than 50 million of Europe's research and education users and this 2Tbps (terabits per second) upgrade is set to further boost the research, innovation and education that is driving Europe's recovery.

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The workshop “Research Infrastructures towards 2020” was organised by the European Network of National Contact Points for FP7-Research Infrastructures (EuroRIs-Net+), on 5 July, in Lisbon. More than 250 people from Europe and third countries attended the event, including Heads and Managers of Research Infrastructures, National Contact Points and Programme Committee Members, ESFRI Delegates, European Commission officers for RI and Structural Funds policy, National and Regional policy-makers and researchers.


iMENTORS leaflets for the upcoming launch of the beta version of the platformwere distributed during the event.

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The eastern and southern Africa region waited long for the deployment of the reliable regional data communication e-infrastructure that is now coming online through AfricaConnect and the expansion of the UbuntuNet network.  With burgeoning youthful population and low access rates to higher education in eastern and southern Africa, the potential for improvements in education delivery through creative use of new information technology resources is endless. In addition, the network presents many possibilities in research, including enabling regional and global collaboration  for researchers in addressing issues of national and regional significance. In both, NRENs are perceived as key players nationally. The annual UbuntuNet-Connect conference provides the appropriate forum to showcase progress in research and education networking in Africa.

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iMENTORS goes live and is one step closer to becoming the most comprehensive crowdsourcing map on ICT infrastructures in Sub-Saharan Africa! Register and create your profile on the platform. Do not forget to send us your feedback on the beta version of the platform!

Co-funded by the European Commission’s DG CONNECT under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), iMENTORS www.imentors.eu is designed to enhance the coherence and effectiveness of international actors involved in e- infrastructures development projects and initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa. iMENTORS launched in April 2012 by Stockholm University and Gov2u is a web-based platform serving as a knowledge repository for sharing and aggregating data on e-infrastructure projects throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

Check out the map now: www.imentors.eu/map.html

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iMENTORS goes live and is one step closer to becoming the most comprehensive crowdsourcing map on ICT infrastructures in Sub-Saharan Africa! Users are now able to register and create their profile on the platform and start sharing their knowledge and data directly on the map.

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 DANTE - Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe - has marked its 20th anniversary in delivering networking excellence to the global research and education community.

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Big data, big risks?

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Big data is hot news. The opportunities for analysing huge amounts of unstructured data are highly valued in industry and science, yet there is also concern about data protection. ETH information technology professor Donald Kossmann researches and teaches in the field of big data and is convinced that the benefits will outweigh the risks, conveying his views in this interview originally published on the ETH website in June:

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According to an article published on Datanami, worldwide, we now generate the equivalent of all the data that existed in the world up to 2003 every two days. This is “big data” and it makes up a vast new natural resource that has the potential to revolutionize both industries and societies. All these have a significant implication on scientific research, the driving force of change.

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iMENTORS has started to map in a virtual observatory the levels of connectivity, types of networks, data infrastructures, e-tools, and projects, etc. that are currently available for researchers in Sub-Saharan Africa. 
iMENTORS, an FP-7 funded project launched in April 2012 by Stockholm University and Gov2u, is a web-based platform serving as a knowledge repository for sharing and aggregating data on e-infrastructure projects throughout sub-Saharan Africa. The platform is going live on 15 July.


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Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Date: Friday, July 5, 2013
 
Experts from 11 countries and representatives of the European Commission & ESFRI will present the policy perspectives of EU Research Infrastructures, as well as the main challenges in developing National Roadmaps. More than 180 people have already registered. Watch it online: http://live.fccn.pt/fct-infraestruturas-2020/#

You will see live emission of the workshop sessions, clear PPT presentations commented live by the speakers and a chat tool where you can submit your questions to session speakers.
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EuroRis-Net+ - iMENTORS synergy

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A memorandum of understanding was signed between EuroRis-Net+and iMENTORS on 26 June indicating an intended common line of action.

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According to an article published on EPSI Platform website,  EPSI Platform has published a report about the relation of EU funding with open data and PSI initiatives across Europe. The report provides a good overview on what projects and initiatives have been funded by the European Commission during the past years related to the major programmes for research and innovation in Europe (the 7th Framework Programme – FP7 and Competitiveness and Innovation Programme – CIP).

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According to an article published on the TERENA site, a webpage has been published recording the people honoured by TERENA for special contributions to research and education networking: the first two award winners are included at http://www.terena.org/about/people/awards/index.php.

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The TERENA Trusted Cloud Drive (TCD) platform should focus on turning personal cloud storage facilities of national research and education networking organisations (NRENs) and universities into trusted services that offer academia alternative storage solutions for data that might pose an unacceptable risk if it were to come into the possession of a foreign government in a non-transparent way. These recommendations were made in the final TCD pilot project report, available as a PDF at http://www.terena.org/publications/.

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Meaning over money

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What makes scientists tick? Diana Beech, a self-described “researcher researching research”, tells Catie Lichten on an article published on Research Europe about her project on uncovering “core values” and their influence on science funding.

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According to an article published on Science World Report, the open access movement is forcing publishers to take down paywalls, making publicly funded research available to the public for free. But beyond that a more important development is pacing in the wings – that of open data.

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 Garching, Germany, 10 September 2013

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