Yes, the permanent committee is also tasked with providing advice about the ICT infrastructure and how these resources are allocated. There is a great need in essentially all research domains for faster connectivity, rapid analyses of increasingly large databases, storage and making research data accessible. Indeed, ICT is a technology that transects all disciplines and is more crucial to all domains of science than any other technology. This concerns a complex field with an extensive range of tasks. That is why the permanent committee has appointed a separate ICT committee consisting of representatives from different areas in the ICT sector.
8. Does the committee also provide advice about the scientific ICT infrastructure?