Event review: e-Infrastructures in Belgium - What we have and what we need

Tuesday, 22 December, 2015

BeGRID, the Belgian Grid for Research has organised an Infoday on Belgian e-Infrastructures on 14 December 2015.

The event was organised in a collaboration between:

The day was divided in three sessions:

  • During the morning, the speakers offered an overview of the existing Belgian e-infrastructures (“What we have”).
  • After lunch, projects and initiatives in various fields were presented with a focus on the challenges and expected needs in the future (“What we need”).
  • At the end of the day, a panel of discussion was organised with providers, users, and funding agencies.

Conclusions of the day:

  • Assets
    • Networking and computing e-infrastructures widely available
  • Needs
    • Collaboration is essential between all stakeholders, and especially between academia and industry
    • Catalogue of existing e-infrastructures and services
    • Better training for (non IT) users
  • Challenges
    • Solutions for data storage and data management
    • Sustainability of e-infrastructures, updated equipment
    • Open access policies (for everyone)

All the presentations of the event are available here: http://www.begrid.be/index.php?module=blog&id=52

If you want to know more about this, please contact the CETAF Secretariat: info@cetaf.org