Experience in community building
- Stephen Brewer (EGI.EU)
This session focuses on experience in community building and user championing and covers VRCs, NGIs, ESFRI projects and other initiatives. Within EGI-InSPIRE, this activity primarily falls under the Community Engagement work package and in particular the tasks Community Outreach and Technical Outreach to New Communities (TONC). In addition to these activities, the function and operation of the User Community Board (UCB) will also be presented. Many of the user community representatives within the UCB are from recognised Virtual Research Communities but not all. In addition to the structure of the Forums, Technical and Community, two new entities have been created during the second year of EGI-INSPIRE - namely NGI International Liaisons (NILs) and Virtual Teams (VTs). NILs are responsible for non-operational matters and may participate in VTs to achieve short time-frame goals.