The first in a series of policy brief outcomes, this paper is a strategic input into future eResearch policy formation for consideration by the European Commission. The brief includes material drawn from the highly successful “Digital Science and International Cooperation” pre-conference workshop, coordinated by eutema and Intersect, with participation from across the EPIC Consortium and eResearch community, at the 2018 eResearch Australasia Conference.
The paper, available here, recommends that Australia and the EU should:
- Develop openness in research based on their existing efforts. This requires the
collaboration of government, industry and academia.
- Develop collaborative funding models in the field of eResearch to leverage existing resources.
- Develop virtual labs that go beyond open data.
- Investigate options for developing marketplaces for open data.
- Investigate opportunities to enhance e-Research in the humanities, the arts and social sciences.
- Develop robust data management plans to facilitate good practices by researchers in their regions, and also worldwide.
- Evaluate the economic benefits of e-Research.
Subsequent papers in the series and other EPIC outputs and content are published at epicproject.eu