EGI Document 2038-v10

EGI Position Paper for Data Services

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Gergely Sipos
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This position paper has been prepared as input for the 'EGI Towards Horizon 2020 Workshop' organised in Amsterdam in December 2013 ( The paper aims to take the first steps towards defining an EGI strategy in the data domain for the 2014-2020 period. The strategy should build on EGIís existing capabilities in the grid and cloud computing area that already support data-driven science in various scientific disciplines. The strategy should consider and respond to the new opportunities and needs that emerge from EGIís partner e-infrastructures, from various technology projects and from scientific communities of the European Research Area. The paper provides a summary of some emerging, representative scientific use cases that require data services currently unavailable from EGI. These use cases have been collected by members of during November 2013. The paper explores the possible responses that EGI could give to the new use cases, and proposes specific responses for most of the cases. The paper also identifies a few cross-cutting questions that the EGI community should answer before we can proceed with defining a data services strategy for Horizon-2020.

The next version of the paper will be prepared after the EGI Towards Horizon 2020 workshop based on the feedback received at the event, and in email. Feedback in email can be sent to the corresponding author:
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