TITLE GRDI2020 Workshop in collaboration with GRL2020 Africa, co-located with CODATA22, 23-24 October, 2010 - Cape Town, South Africa
GRDI2020 Workshop in collaboration with GRL2020 Africa, co-located with CODATA22, 23-24 October, 2010 - Cape Town, South Africa

GRDI2020 in collaboration with GRL2020 Africa

Co-located with CODATA22

23-24 October, 2010 - SPIER, Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa

This was an invitation-only event, targeting selected experts to address the important issues facing data infrastructures on a global level.  Global Research Data Infrastructures of the future are envisioned to be cost-effective, efficient collaborative research environments built on an interoperable & sustainable governance model with user needs woven into their fabric. Such infrastructures need to be strong enablers of new research perspectives available across geographical borders & disciplines with grand global challenges firmly in mind by empowering their user communities as effectively as possible. The aim of this event was to harness the global expertise that exists in the field and to mobilise data infrastructure stakeholder communities to foster a better understanding of the technical and organisational/policy challenges that need addressing to arrive at advanced infrastructures over the next ten years.
This two-day workshop, co-hosted by GRDI2020  and GRL2020, provided a platform to identify the direction in which data infrastructures should evolve and the necessary instruments for making this possible.

Download the final Report of the event!

GRDI2020 – GRL2020 Workshop – 23-24 October 2010
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Andreas Aschenbrenner Goettingen University, Austrian Academy of Sciences Austria
Malcolm Atkinson e-Science Institute UK
Carlo Batini University of Milano Bicocca Italy
Bruce Becker Meraka Institute South Africa
Jan Brase DataCite Germany
Donatella Castelli CNR-ISTI Italy
Wo Chang National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) US
Jeff Chen CSIR South Africa
Lee Dirks Microsoft Research US
Achou Enow ICSU Regional Office for Africa South Africa
Yasmin Forbes Independent Consultant South Africa
Max Galassi Logica Informatica South Africa
Hilary Hanahoe Trust-IT Services Ltd. UK
Matti Heikkurinen Emergence Tech Ltd Switzerland
Jessie Hey University of Southampton UK
Wim Hugo SAEON South Africa
Jane Hunter The University of Queensland Australia
Gabriel Marcel Ikopi Moleko ong de ntic , Construisons ensemble le monde Democratic republic of Congo
Shuichi Iwata The University of Tokyo Japan
Fotis Karagiannis Independent Greece
Erwin Laure KTH Sweden
Lucia Lötter Human Sciences Research Council South Africa
Buhle Mbambo-Thata UNISA Library Services South Africa
Tom Moritz Monk, Bean and Moritz US
Pasquale Pagano CNR - ISTI Italy
Mark Parsons National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado US
Vanderlei Perez-Canhos Reference Center on Environmental Information (CRIA) Brazil
Dale Peters University of KwaZulu Natal South Africa
Heila Pienaar University of Pretoria South Africa
Happy Sithole Center for High Performance Computing South Africa
Hussein Suleman University of Cape Town South Africa
Costantino Thanos CNR-ISTI Italy
Mark Thorley Natural Environment Research Council UK
Martie van Deventer CSIR South Africa
Alex Wade Microsoft Research UK
Lesley Wyborn Geoscience Australia Australia


The event took place at SPIER (http://www.spier.co.za/), Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa.