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Consultation on Research Data Infrastructures : Framework for Action - Données de la Recherche

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In preparation to H2020, the European Commission (DG CONNECT) has put together a Framework for Action addressing the area of Research Data e-Infrastructures.

The “Action Fiches” propose concrete domains of action. They aim at realising the European vision for a global interoperable data e-infrastructure supporting open, digital-driven, science (note that High Performance Computing and Distributed Computing as such are outside the scope of this consultation).

By means of a public consultation the European Commission would like to get reactions on strengths, coverage, gaps etc in order to improve and fine tune the framework for action. Period of consultation

The consultation will be on-line from 1 March until 27 March 2013. (...) - Données de la Recherche, par Thérèse Hameau, 15/03/2013

 

 

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Enseignement Le Conseil supérieur fustige la réforme.

Le projet de loi ne répond pas à la volonté de refonte globaleIl ne consacre pas l’indépendance des universités et ne favorise pas l’implication du privéDes recommandations pour corriger les dysfonctionnements- See more at: http://www.leconomiste.com/article/970879-enseignementle-conseil-superieur-fustige-la-reforme#sthash.Mz9jTdei.dpuf

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Faculty members should also consider how undergraduate departmental majors can connect more organically with one another and with the wider curriculum of the institution. This interest is not served simply by creating new interdisciplinary programs, since too often these have simply resulted in a proliferation of departmentlike entities and have failed to create greater intellectual coherence in the undergraduate experience as a whole. 

 


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