TF-RED: Task Force on Research Engagement Development
TF-RED will formalize an existing collaboration of NRENs (and other research infrastructures) working together to develop methods for engaging researchers and collaborations nationally and internationally, through a set of reports, workshops, and best practices. The scope of the task force focuses on collaboration between the participating NRENs/research infrastructures, who then work within their own countries to engage their research support offices and collaborations. The TF aims to develop a framework for research engagement amongst the participating NREN community, and other research infrastructures. The results of the task force will yield documentation for other NRENs/research infrastructures to develop their own form of research engagement, which will benefit the various research domains across Europe (and beyond), and communicate and strengthen collaboration between/with other e-infrastructures/research infrastructures.
- The task force aims to develop a framework for research engagement through a set of reports, workshops, and best practices to help participating NRENs support their research communities. This will result in:
- Increasing our understanding of research workflows (beyond the “usual suspects” such as high-energy physics);
- Gathering and sharing information, which can be used to improve network/research architecture and design;
- Understanding what is important to researchers so that NRENs (and other infrastructures) can be more responsive to their needs;
- Building a body of knowledge about research applications (for instance, as correlated to network utilization), which can be cited in interactions with larger community and policy efforts.
- The task force is open to anyone to participate and we will seek collaboration with other infrastructures (such as Elixir, Clarin, EPOS, ELI, ESS, EUDAT, EGI, PRACE etc.), but also other projects (European Open Science Cloud) with respect to research engagement efforts as a framework is developed within the NREN community.
- By-products of TF-RED will include:
Supporting research collaborations that want to collaborate internationally;
Establishing a continuous and permanent information flow between RENs and Science and Research communities;
Coordinating reliable, predictable network behaviour in support of end-user (research) applications;
Improving performance of network-centric and data-centric workflows.
This is the first year of operation for TF-RED, which was established on 24th February 2017.
TF-RED is lead by:
- Sylvia Kuijpers (SURFnet) - chair
- Jakob Tendel (DFN)
- David Salmon (JISC)
- Kate Petersen (ESnet)
- Jim Bottum (Internet2)
- Edward Moynihan (Indiana University)
- Gergely Sipos (EGI)
- Vincenzo Capone (GEANT)
- Mary Hester (SURFnet)
- Jan Bot (SURFsara)
- Charlie van Genuchten (SURFnet/GEANT) - secretary
The group's mailing list can be subscribed to here.
- TF-RED Terms of Reference.
All hands VC July 5th, notes of the meeting
SIG-Marcomms and SIG-MSP joint meeting, Poznan 2017
Internet2 Global Summit, Washington DC 2017:
TNC 17, Linz 2017: