[okfn-discuss] [Fwd: European consultation on e-Science digital repositories]

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Fri Jul 20 09:44:08 UTC 2007

The EU is holding a consultation on e-Science digital repositories (with 
e-Science seemingly interpreted fairly broadly):

at http://ec.europa.eu/yourvoice/ipm/forms/dispatch?form=eSciDR

Looks like the kind of thing our community should be responding to. More 
details are below and deadline in 30th of July.


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: European consultation on e-Science digital repositories
Date: 	Fri, 20 Jul 2007 09:01:33 +0200
From: 	melanie dulong de rosnay
To: icommons list <icommons at lists.ibiblio.org>,
a2k at lists.essential.org, cci at lists.ibiblio.org

Sorry for cross-posting - here is a notice from the European Commission
about a consultation on "e-Science" digital repositories (ie holding all
sorts of data as well as publications, which can also be used
computationally).  The "e-SciDR" study will formulate policy
recommendations for the European Union in this regard, both for funding
and European actions at multi-lateral and international level.  The
study will also provide an overview of "e-Science digital repositories"
in Europe, plus a chapter on legal issues relating to open access.

The questionnaire is available
at http://ec.europa.eu/yourvoice/ipm/forms/dispatch?form=eSciDR

After the consultation, draft recommendations and findings will be
reviewed by a large workshop in Lisbon on 4th September. The final study
will be submitted to the European Commission in mid September.


Melanie Dulong
Creative Commons France


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*From:* INFSO-RI-NOREPLY at ec.europa.eu [mailto:INFSO-RI-NOREPLY at ec.europa.eu]
*Sent:* 16 July 2007 09:37
*To:* INFSO-RI-NOREPLY at ec.europa.eu <mailto:INFSO-RI-NOREPLY at ec.europa.eu>
*Subject:* Consultation on e-Science Digital Repositories

Dear Sir, Dear Madam,

May I invite you, as key stakeholders, to contribute to the development
of a knowledge society and digital infrastructure in Europe, by taking
part in the Commission’s online public consultation on e-Science Digital
Repositories which is available at

This consultation forms a key part of the e-SciDR study funded by the
Commission into repositories holding digital data and publications for
use in the sciences (in the widest sense encompassing disciplines from
the humanities and social sciences to the life sciences).

Your answers will help identify needs, priorities and opportunities
which the European Union, through the Commission, can help address and
drive forward in the FP7 Capacity Programme and will provide an
important input to developing future policy initiatives.

I would be grateful if you could respond to the consultation by no later
than 30 July 2007.

All answers will be strictly confidential and anonymised.

If you would like to receive a summary of the consultation results,
please tick the corresponding box on the questionnaire.

Best regards,

Mário Campolargo

Head of Unit GÉANT & e-Infrastructure

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