A virtual Communication, Collaboration, and Coordination Office (known as the C3O, or Coordination Office) has been established to fulfill the Action Theme 1 goals of fostering ongoing communication and collaboration among the e-I&DM Action Themes and the public, and identifying opportunities for coordination among existing e-infrastructure initiatives.
Headed by a Coordination Officer, it will coordinate and integrate e-infrastructure and data management activities crucial to the success of all Belmont Forum projects by better leveraging projects, sharing best practice and promoting interoperability. In addition to providing overall project coordination, the Coordination Office is responsible for maintaining the Knowledge Hub, producing a “map of the data landscape,” and liaising with the greater e-Infrastructures community.
Four “Champions” identified by all four Action Themes (Data Planning, e-Infrastructure and Human Dimensions) shall form the Secretariat Coordinating Group (SCG). The SCG shall act as a coordinating committee for the initiative’s activities and milestones. The Coordination Office and its staff will work with SCG to execute e-I&DM project objectives.