e-ROSA D2.1 - Identification of Grand Challenges
e-Infrastructures for research have to help research to be more effective and efficient in contributing to the achievement of the societal or grand challenges as captured by the Sustainable Development Goals, or the Europe 2020 strategy. Even if this sounds obvious, this is not self evident how to link challenges as comprised by the societal goals and impacts of research, to the role of research and the supporting role of e-infrastructures and associated ICT and data solutions. In this deliverable we describe an approach for linking these elements in comprehensive storylines. The assumption is that these links cannot be meaningfully done on the general level, but need to be understood on a case by case basis first before overall lessons can be drawn based on a requirements analysis across cases that are similar. These synthesized overall requirements subsequently provide guidance for the development of e-infrastructures of relevance to agriculture and food, that will be the final outcomes of Work Package 2 “Challenges & Ambitions”. In this deliverable we describe the general approach to the WP, the format for describing the cases, and the preliminary set up of two cases, where more cases will be developed also with invitations to the community through online campaigns.