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“Riding the wave – How Europe can gain from the rising tide of scientific data”

Final Report of the High Level Expert Group on Scientific Data - A submission to the European Commission – October 2010

The report “Riding the wave – How Europe can gain from the rising tide of scientific data” provides the “vision 2030” for the evolution of e-infrastructure to scientific data and identifies the benefits and costs of accelerating the development of a fully functional e-infrastructure for scientific data.

The report has been produced by the High Level Expert Group on Scientific Data after meetings and consultations from December 2009 through June 2010.

For more information please download the report

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About the High Level Expert Group (HLG)

The High Level Expert Group on Scientific Data was charged by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Information Society and Media to prepare a “vision 2030” for the evolution of e-infrastructure to scientific data.

  • Chair: John Wood, Secretary General of the Association of Commonwealth Universities
  • Thomas Andersson, Professor of Economics and former President, Jönköping University; Senior Advisor, Science, Technology and Innovation, Sultanate of Oman
  • Achim Bachem, Chairman, Board of Directors, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
  • Christoph Best, European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge (UK)/Google UK Ltd, London (from September 2010)
  • Françoise Genova, Director, Strasbourg astronomical Data Centre; Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg, Université de Strasbourg/CNRS
  • Diego R. Lopez, RedIRIS
  • Wouter Los, Faculty of Science at the University of Amsterdam; Coordinator of preparatory project LifeWatch biodiversity research infrastructure; Vice Chair Governing Board of GBIF
  • Monica Marinucci, Director, Oracle Public Sector, Education and Research Business Unit
  • Laurent Romary, INRIA and Humboldt University
  • Herbert Van de Sompel, Staff Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Jens Vigen, Head Librarian, European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN
  • Peter Wittenburg, Technical Director, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
  • Rapporteur: David Giaretta, STFC and Alliance for Permanent Access
  • Report Text: Richard L. Hudson, Science|Business Press Releases Photo Gallery

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