In 2016 the Knowledge Exchange Research Data expert group identified a need for better understanding of the nature and consequences of research and data infrastructure being more and more federated. Work was designed to find answers to questions such as ‘Which are the main drivers for federating RD infrastructures and services ? What are the expected benefits? What are the consequences for research and researchers? What challenges and issues arise when making a federated research data infrastructure function well?'
In the report 'The evolving landscape of Federated Research Data Infrastructures’ we explored the situation in the six Knowledge Exchange partner countries, and present nine main conclusions on a variety of aspects.