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Join the ICSG meeting at RDA in Montreal, Canada on 18th Sept

The International Coalition on Science Gateways will hold a meeting at the RDA Plenary in Montreal, Canada, on 18 September 2017. The International Coalition on Science Gateways aims to provide an international forum for the science gateways community, and this meeting will discuss the Coalition’s short and long-term goals.

More information and registration details for this (free) meeting are available here.

The International Coalition on Science Gateways’ vision is to provide an international forum for the science gateways community to:

  • Provide leadership on future directions for science gateways
  • Facilitate awareness of international, regional and national developments in science gateways
  • Identify and share best practice in the field

A Science Gateway (or Virtual Research Environment/Virtual Laboratory) is a community-developed set of tools, applications, and data collections that are integrated through a tailored web-based environment. As data collections become both larger and more complex, the role of software applications in working with the data also becomes more critical. Improving access to data through environments like Science Gateways/Virtual Laboratories/VREs is thus critical to reducing barriers to data interoperability.

The International Coalition on Science Gateways works in collaboration with the RDA Interest Group in Virtual Research Environments (VRE-IG) to bring together organisations, forums and individuals with an interest in international, regional, national, cross-institutional, domain-specific, and interdisciplinary initiatives in science gateways.

More information and registration details for this (free) meeting are available here.

For more information contact michelle.barker@nectar.org.au.