domusBITae initiative has been proposed on past 14 June 2010 to a Spanish Research Funding Programme of the Ministry of Industry (Avanza), and on 23 June to the International Infrastructures programme belonging to the National Research Plan of the Ministry of Science (e-Infrastructures). The proposed actions are projected for a short/mid-term internationalization of the virtual community under European Research Area support, thus matching overall domusBITae strategy.
Into the funding programme AVANZA, the initiative was presented as promotion of the Information Society, whereas in the e-Infrastructures programme, the proposal is focused on development of a International Scientific infrastructure. The proponent team is constituted by the Spanish Members of domusBITae: ULE, BITrum, INTECO, UB and UC3 (see further details in the web created for a collaborative development of domusBITae).
In order to improve the eligibility of the proposal, the initiative is being included in the Spanish e-Science network. We also took part in the e-Infrastructures Reflection Group (e-IRG) workshop, held past 17th June in Madrid, where European delegates informed about the strategies, policy, structure, etc. of the European e-Infrastructure Programmes. From Brussels, we were recently informed about the suitability to our initiative in a FP7 Call which will be shortly convened (deadline: November 23th).