Open Science at the Global Scale: Sharing e-Infrastructures, Sharing Knowledge, Sharing Progress

Organized under the aegis of the European Commission (DG CONNECT)

March 31, 2015 – Brussels, Belgium

Marivaux Hotel, Congres and Seminar Centre




  • Objective

The conference brought together policy and research stakeholders from all the regions targeted by the project (Asia, Africa, Arabia, India, Europe and Latin America) to discuss major developments and perspectives in the field of global e-Infrastructures for Research and Education. The main outcomes of the CHAIN-REDSproject were presented on this occasion:

  • The development of a Distributed Computing Infrastructure interoperation model between Europe and other regions
  • The promotion of international standards and technical guidelines for interoperability of cloud services across continents
  • One of the largest existing e-Infrastructure-related digital information systems, the CHAIN-REDS Knowledge Base
  • A complete methodology for better sharing and using scientific data
  • The CHAIN-REDS Science Gateway: a single portal for accessing remote computing and data services anywhere in the world
  • The support of the creation of Identity Federations to make Authentification and Authorisation easier for users and service providers worldwide
  • The main outcomes of the six awareness-raising workshops organised by CHAIN-REDS in Asia, Africa, Arabia, and Latin America


  • Audience

60 delegates from 25 countries from Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East attended the event: policy-makers; officials and Governments representatives; members of international development cooperation agencies; ICT project managers; lecturers and researchers from universities and the higher education sector; industry stakeholders.

  • Agenda

The Conference featured the following sessions:

  • A high-level policy session bringing together policy-makers from Asia, Africa, Arabia and Latin America who will testimony on the benefits of e-Infrastructures for research and education and who shared their vision on long-term global collaboration
  • Two end-user oriented sessions with focus on the impacting CHAIN-REDS-supported solutions in five regions of the world as well as on the project's vision on further technological cooperation needed by global virtual research communities.


Starts 31 Mar 2015 08:00
Ends 31 Mar 2015 18:00

Marivaux Hotel, Congress and Seminar Centre Boulevard Adolphe Max 98, 1000 Brussels, Belgium