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International Coalition on Science Gateways — RDA 10th Plenary Collocated Event

This meeting, taking place September 18, 2017, is of stakeholders involved in the International Coalition on Science Gateways to discuss the Coalition’s short and long-term goals. The International Coalition on Science Gateways’ vision is to provide an international forum for the science gateways community to:

  • Provide leadership on future directions for science gateways
  • Facilitate awareness of international, regional and national developments in science gateways
  • Identify and share best practice in the field
  • The meeting will be structured to include 2 x 1.5 hours of group discussion, with a half hour break in between.

The International Coalition on Science Gateways works in collaboration with the RDA Interest Group in Virtual Research Environments (VRE-IG) to bring together organisations, forums and individuals with an interest in international, regional, national, cross-institutional, domain-specific, and interdisciplinary initiatives in science gateways. A Science Gateway (or Virtual Research Environment/Virtual Laboratory) is a community-developed set of tools, applications, and data collections that are integrated through a tailored web-based environment. As data collections become both larger and more complex, the role of software applications in working with the data also becomes more critical. Improving access to data through environments like Science Gateways/Virtual Laboratories/VREs is thus critical to reducing barriers to data interoperability.

The meeting will take place 9 am - 1pm at Centre Mont-Royal in Montreal and there is no cost to attend. The RDA 10th Plenary Meeting, with which this meeting is collocated, will take place September 19 - 21, 2017.

Please submit the registration form below by September 11, 2017. Registration is required.