Virtual e-IRG Workshop to examine how e-Infrastructures can help address societal challenges

25 Nov 2020 Hannover - The e-Infrastructure Reflection Group is implementing its e-IRG Workshop in the framework of the German Presidency of the Council of the Union as a series of three webinars on 1-2 December 2020. The general theme is "e-Infrastructures in support to address societal challenges".

The workshop is addressing the following topics:

  • Webinar I: 1st December afternoon webinar (14:00 - 16:00 CET)

Topic: Research Data Infrastructure

  • Webinar II: 2nd December morning webinar (10:00 - 12:00 CET)

Topic: Digital Transformation and Public Health

  • Webinar III: 2nd December afternoon webinar (14:00 - 16:00 CET)

Topic: Digitalisation and Green Deal

The agenda looks as follows:

1. Webinar I: Research Data Infrastructure

Moderator: Andrea Herdegen, BMBF, Germany


  • David Moorman, U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities: Sustainability of e-Infrastructures
  • Hans-Josef Linkens, German Ministry of Education and Research: Building a National Research Data Infrastructure - Experiences from Germany
  • Carthage Smith, OECD Global Science Forum: Business models of data infrastructures
  • Sarah Jones, EOSC FAIR Working Group: EOSC FAIR WG: overview on the achievements and outlook the towards an implementation
  • Françoise Genova, e-IRG Delegate, France: Data infrastructures, including thematic ones, on the National Research Infrastructure Roadmap

2. Webinar II: Digital Transformation and Public Health

Moderator: Gabriele von Voigt, e-IRG Delegate, Germany


  • Konstantinos Repanas, EC, DG Research & Innovation Unit G.4 – Open Science: COVID-19 Research Data Platform
  • Fabian Prasser, Berlin Institute of Health, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin: Anonymization methods to promote Open Science in the context of a COVID-19 registry
  • Robert Lovas, Hungarian Institute for Computer Science and Control: CO-VERSATILE Project
  • Stelios Sartzetakis, GRNET: The Cloud Data Infrastructure of the Greek ELIXIR Node

3. Webinar III: Digitalisation and Green Deal

Moderator: Ivan Maric, e-IRG Delegate, Croatia


  • Chris Schubert, Climate Change Centre Austria Data Centre: e-Infrastructure and data within the environmental sector
  • Philippe Segers, GENCI, PRACE: HPC and environment
  • Tuuli Ojala, Finnish Ministry for Transport and Communication: The ICT sector, climate and the environment
  • Martina Fromhold-Eisebirth, RWTH Aachen, Department of Geography: WBGU Report - Towards our Common Digital Future

The Workshop will be implemented as Zoom Meetings. The e-IRG secretariat will provide you with connection details for the webinar after registration.

Registration is open.

The full agenda of the workshop can be found online .

Source: e-IRG