Internal joint initiative

LifeWatch ERIC needs to boost its construction and to engage users in developing their research activities into the Virtual Research Environments of the e-Science Infrastructures, by clearly demonstrating and documenting the added value these new technologies bring to address challenging hot topics.


LifeWatch ERIC has started an Internal Joint Initiative with the exact aim of addressing these needs and reinforcing the positioning of LifeWatch ERIC within the biodiversity and ecosystem scientific community. As a subject for the validation case, LifeWatch ERIC has selected non-indigenous and invasive species (NIS).


If you are interested in the IJI and want to join us on the validation cases, just drop us an e-mail service.centre[at]

Framework and knowledge map

General Framework for the Internal Joint Initiative

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Open Knowledge Map

Knowledge maps provide an instant overview of a topic by showing the main areas at a glance, and papers related to each area clustering similar open and closed access papers. If you want to know more about Open Knowledge Map tool please visit this link.