The European Commission about a consultation on "e-Science" digital repositories (ie holding all sorts of data as well as publications, which can also be used computationally). The "e-SciDR" study will formulate policy recommendations for the European Union in this regard, both for funding and European actions at multi-lateral and international level. The study will also provide an overview of "e-Science digital repositories" in Europe, plus a chapter on legal issues relating to open access. Deadline 30 July 2007.
After the consultation, draft recommendations and findings will be reviewed by a large workshop in Lisbon on 4th September. The final study will be submitted to the European Commission in mid September.