Formed in 2015, the INTER-POLES structure leads and coordinates groups of scientific and technical experts from the organizations and universities involved in the data hubs. Its members meet once or twice a year to address topics that cut across all four hubs at technical workshops that aim to facilitate discussion, sharing of expertise and production of recommendations for developing FAIR data and services.

At these workshops, topic-specific working groups are formed with two representatives from each hub, backed by the expertise of the data and services centres (DSC) and Scientific Expertise Consortia (CES).

The Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of INTER-POLES is Richard Moreno (CNES).

INTER-POLE missions

  • Federate and lead the community of FAIR data and services specialists (data scientists, data stewards, data managers)
  • Organize workshops, seminars and working groups
  • Produce notes and recommendations