The Italian Research Infrastructures and e-Infrastructures responded to the current COVID-19 crisis by creating new access modalities to scientific data and facilities, in line with the European effort. ICDI contributed to deliver a survey on the resources made available to researchers by the Italian infrastructures... read more
ICDI (Italian Computing and Data Infrastructure) is a forum created by representatives of major Italian Research Infrastructures and e-Infrastructures, with the aim of promoting sinergies at the national level, and optimising the Italian participation to European and global challenges in this field, including the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), the European Data Infrastructure (EDI) and HPC.
ICDI provides the national research community with opportunities to discuss and negotiate common strategies for the participation in the Digital Single Market and the EOSC, in order to optimise and coordinate the Italian contribution to these initiatives. In order to understand the state of the art in this field, we mapped the Italian participation in pan-European Research Infrastructure and e- Infrastructure programmes. This assessment is intended as a first step to understand the feasibility and the extent of the coordination and, possibly, the federation of common resources.
In the long term, our vision aims to create a national coordination body that is representative of Italian infrastructures and interact with national and European institutions on their behalf.
The Italian Ministry of Research and Education follows this initiative as an observer.