Data infrastructure

data infrastructure is a digital infrastructure promoting data sharing and consumption.

Similarly to other infrastructures , it is a necessary structure for the operation of a society.


There is an intense discussion at international level on e-Infrastructures and data infrastructure serving scientific work. The European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) presented the first European roadmap for new, large-scale Research Infrastructures. [1] [1] [1] Computer Software [1] Computer Software [1] Computer Software Computer Software Computer Software Computer Software Computer Software Computer Software Computer Software Computer Software The e-Infrastructure Reflection Group (e-IRG) has proposed a similar vision. In particular, It envisions e-Infrastructures where the principles of global collaboration and shared resources are intended to encompass the sharing of the needs of all research activities. [2]

In the framework of the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) e-infrastructure program, e-Infrastructures are defined in terms of integration of networks, grids, data centers and collaborative environments. Delegation services, certificate services, training and help-desk services. [3] The Cyber ​​Infrastructure Program, launched by the US National Science Foundation (NSF), is a collaborative, high-performance, and collaborative research project. [4]

More recently, the vision for “global research data infrastructure” has been drawn up by a number of recommendations for developers of future research infrastructures. [5] This vision document highlighted the open issues affecting data infrastructure development – both technical and organizational – and identified future research directions. Besides these initiatives, the European Commission promotes the INSPIRE initiative for an e-Infrastructure. [6]

Related Projects

  • OpenAIRE
  • GRDI2020
  • E-Infrastructures Reflection Group
  • EPOS

See also

  • Hybrid Data Infrastructure
  • Information Infrastructure
  • Research Infrastructure
  • Spatial Data Infrastructure
  • What is data infrastructure?


  1. Jump up^ European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures. (2010). Strategy Report on Research Infrastructures. Publications Office of the European Union.
  2. Jump up^ e-Infrastructure Reflection Group. (2010). Blue Paper. E-IRG
  3. Jump up^ Joint Information Systems Committee. (2006). E-Infrastructure Briefing Paper. JISC
  4. Jump up^ Cyberinfrastructure Council. (2007). Cyber ​​Infrastructure Vision for the 21st Century Discovery. National Science Foundation.
  5. Jump up^ Thanos, C. (2011). Global Research Data Infrastructures: The GRDI2020 Vision. GRDI2020.
  6. Jump up^ European Parliament, Council. (2007, 3-14). Directive 2007/2 / EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 March 2007 establishing an Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE).

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