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EGI supports world-class research conducted by more than 22,000 scientists and researchers across 50 countries. However, given the distributed nature of EGI and access policies across 200 Virtual Organisations, it is difficult to understand the excellent science being done thanks to the use of e-Infrastructures. In turn, demonstration of this impact to governments and funding agencies is hindered, which leads to increased uncertainty of future funding. A number of activities are taking place across the e-Infrastructure community to increase this knowledge and thus promote scientific results and impact. In particular, collaboration has been established with the OpenAIRE to provide the necessary services to tackle this issue. This session will provide an update on the progress of the implementation of the new processes, tools and services for the tracking of scientific output made through EGI and to better map the scientific impact.
Wider Impact of this Work
Increasing the ability to demonstrate the scientific impact of EGI and e-Infrastructures will help facilitate support from funding agencies and governments as well as attract new research communities. The session will also serve to inform the EGI community about the availability of new tools and services.
Description of Work
The main areas of work are through dedicated Virtual Teams and Task Forces looking at Federated Resource Allocation Process, Scientific Publications Repository Implementation and EGI Scientific Discipline Classification. The session would also be open for the wider scientific community to propose presentations regarding how they are handling or improving on efforts to demonstrate or track scientific output.