VRE4EIC at RDA 9th Plenary Conference
In particular there was discussion on how VREs assist interoperability, how they relate to research communities and how they may be sustained. There was also representation from EVER-EST (Fulvio Marinelli) and BlueBridge (Donatella Castelli) and colleagues from VREs in Australia and in North America.
One aspect that emerged was a general support for the concept that a VRE provides a platform for a researcher to launch workflows utilising assets across RIs (Research Infrastructures) and deployed within the e-RIs (ICT representation of the RI) or underlying e-Is (e-Infrastructures). The advantages of flexibility in assets used and the deployment targets for a particular workflow execution were clear.
Virtual Research Environments: coordinating sustainable online research environments across multiple infrastructures