13-18 March 2016
Academia Sinica
Asia/Taipei timezone

The Dutch National e-Infrastructure

Mar 17, 2016, 5:00 PM
BHSS, Conf. Room 2 (Academia Sinica)

BHSS, Conf. Room 2

Academia Sinica

No. 128, Sec.2, Academia Road, Taipei, Taiwan
Oral Presentation Business Models & Sustainability Networking, Security, Infrastructure & Operations Session V


Dr Jeffrey Templon (Nikhef)


The Dutch National e-Infrastructure (DNI) was reorganised in 2013. The SURF foundation was charged to build upon and in some cases replace the e-Infrastructure built during the 5-year "BiG Grid” project. This reorganisation turned the DNI into a sustainable resource supported by earmarked funds from the Dutch government. Since then, there has been much progress and activity towards increased utility, ubiquity, and ease-of-use of the DNI. Significant effort has also been expended in the area of user support and outreach, national alignment between several data repositories, and innovation of the infrastructure. eScience research and engineering, best practices and policies regarding data stewardship and software sustainability have been addressed by the Netherlands eScience Center which is closely associated with the DNI. The talk will cover all these topics in detail, as well as outline the current challenges faced in improving the reach and quality of the infrastructure.


Explanation of the scope, governance, implementation, support, and evolution of the Dutch National e-Infrastructure.

Primary author

Dr Jeffrey Templon (Nikhef)


Mr Jan Bot (SURFsara)

Presentation materials