DI4R – Digital Infrastructures for Research

Europe’s leading e-infrastructures invited all researchers, developers and service providers to participate in​ the second edition of Digital Infrastructures for Research conference, which took place in Brussels, Belgium, at the Square meeting center, from 30 November to 1 December 2017.​​


DI4R 2017 showcased the policies, processes, best practices, data and services that, leveraging today’s initiatives – national, regional, European and international – are the building blocks of the European Open Science Cloud and European Data Infrastructure. The overarching goal of this event was to demonstrate how open science, higher education and innovators can benefit from these building blocks, and ultimately to advan​ce integration and cooperation between initiatives. 

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Associated events​

AA​​RC Engagement Group for Infrastructures (AEGIS) Workshop, 29 Nov 2017 ​

OpenAIRE Datathon​​, 30 Nov 2017 – 28 Feb 2018
Previous events
DI4R16​​    | ​Krakow, Poland​​​

​The DI4R 2016 conference was co-organised by EGI, EUDAT, GÉANT, OpenAIRE and RDA Europe, and hosted by ACC Cyfronet AGH, Krakow's academic computing centre. The event was designed with research communities in mind and aims to foster broader adoption of digital infrastructure services and promote user-driven innovation. 

​​​​"We will join efforts to support the needs of European researchers and international collaborations and EGI is proud of having been one of the main promoters of this new series of events." 

Tiziana Ferrari, Technica​​l Director, EGI Foundation


​​"This event represents an important step towards greater collaboration between e-Infrastructures, which is very much required by research communities who want to be able to access network, data and computing resources in a seamless way.” 

Damien Lecarpentier, Project Director​, EUDAT2020

​"Open research infrastructures are stepping stones for new products and services." 

Tony Ross-Hellauer, Scientific Manager, OpenAIRE

​"Digital infrastructures providing services from basic network, CPU and storage up to those ​populating the dynamic knowledge integration will determine our ability to extract knowledge from the data floods." 

Peter Wittenburg, Executive Director, RDA Europe​​

​​​DI4R organisers​


​​“We see significant interest from the research community in how e-infrastructures can jointly support their needs and work with them to improve open science and collaboration for all. DI4R is an important event and GÉANT is proud to be one of the major ​organise​rs.”

Cathrin Stöver​, Chief Collaboration Officer, GÉANT​​​