The High-Level Group on Scientific Data presented on 6 October their final report to Neelie Kroes, European Commission, Vice-President for the Digital Agenda. The report, entitled “Riding the Wave: How Europe can gain from the rising tide of scientific data”, is the result of six months of intense brainstorming and consultations with experts around the world to prepare a “Vision 2030” for Scientific Data e-Infrastructures.
The rapporteur is David Giaretta, Director of the Alliance for Permanent Access (APA).
The report describes long term scenarios and associated challenges regarding scientific data access, curation and preservation as well as the strategy and actions necessary to realise the vision.
The High-Level Group is composed of twelve top-level European experts in different
fields of science and is chaired by Prof John Wood, also chair of the European Research Area Board (ERAB).
You can find the report at http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/newsroom/cf/document.cfm?action=display&doc_id=707; the press release can be found at