Who can contribute to the project?

The net-zero-dri project needs contributions from experts in the UK research community, industry partners and international stakeholders.

We are collecting evidence to inform and provide recommendations for how UKRI’s digital reseach infrastructure can reach net zero. We do not see the net zero challenge as a purely technical problem.

We also wish to address the patterns of user behaviour which can make efficient use of infrastructure and the kind of community engagement needed to overcome the immense challenges of a transition to a rigorous net zero target over a 15 to 20 year timescale.

This evidence will therefore need to come from experts across a broad range of areas, including, but not limited to:

  • research computing architecture and hardware
  • social sciences (specifically related to behaviour change)
  • environmental science
  • arts and humanities
  • etc.

If you would like to get involved, but are not sure how/if your expertise fits in, please get in touch.

How to get involved?

The evidence collected will take various forms, including direct quantitative evidence collected from current facilities, an extensive literature review, community workshops, proof-of-concept studies and other forms of expert consultation.

At present, you can contribute to the project by:

Apply for funding - proof-of-concept studies and workshops

There is funding available in the project for the research community to undertake proof-of-concept studies or host workshops. A sandpit event will be run in early 2022 to allocate funds.

Further details about the sandpit announcement of opportunity here. The deadline to register your interest has been extended to 1pm on 28th April 2022.

Tell us about relevant literature

If you know of any literature (papers, websites, blogs, presentations, etc), that could be used as evidence in the project, please fill in this form.

Share information about related activities

If you know of any related activities/projects, that could help contribute to the project, please fill in this form.

Subscribe to our email list

Project updates, news and event details will be sent via an email list - sign up here. You can see all past emails here.

Alternatively, you can email support@ceda.ac.uk to subscribe.

Attend events

The project team will host various online events throughout the project. Workshops will also be hosted by members of the community. Details of these will be added to the events webpage and sent to the mailing list.