Research infrastructure

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Research Infrastructure Activities


This page collects all acitvities within OSGeo, which are related to research infrastructure (RI). OSGeo activities related to RI currently include internal discussions within Committees and Projects, official agreements with external parties (e.g. MOUs) and reach out activities.

Definition Research Infrastructure (RI)

Research infrastructure topics are currently adressed using by different terms, including E-Research and others (to be extended).

RI Stakeholders

Stakeholders in RI-related topics include (but are not limited) to:

  • funding agencies (e.g. NSF, European Union, Foundations),
  • publishers/editors (e.g. Science, Nature, Copernicus),
  • data repository manager (e.g. PANGAEA, NASA, etc.)
  • data community (e.g. RDA, FORCE11, etc.)
  • data/publishing infrastructure
  • journal workflow vendors
  • librarians
  • researcher/scientists (ranging from early career to end-of career).

RI paradigms

Bad Science

The term bad science stands for the inceasing number of failings of the classical scientific exchange via scholarly articles, which result from ignoring the changes induced to the scientific work environment by the computer age (especially publication and preservation of research data and research code as part of the scientific process)


Open Science

Open Science definition by Wikipedia

Data Science

Data Science definifiton by Wikipedia

FAIR (Findable|Accessible|Interoperable|Reproducible)

FORCE11 FAIR data principles

RI-related activities by OSGeo Projects


  • Discussion on PSC level about software citation

RI-related activities by OSGeo Committees


Open Geoscience

Science Organisations
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
European Geoscience Union (EGU)
  • GA Workshops (Input from Maxi needed)
  • GA Splinter Meetings
  • GA Townhall Events

other RI-related OSGeo activities


MOU overview page


European Chapter
  • tbd


  • FOSS4G Europe 2015 (Como): Dedicated track on library sciences
  • FOSS4G Asia 2017 Keynote by Maxi Cannata
  • DI4R conference, Brussels Nov 2017 (pster presentation: details needed)

Other Stakeholders