A coherent strategy for developing and delivering the UK's future e‐infrastructure needs is essential in driving forward the continued development of a globally competitive research base within the UK.

The EPSRC along with Councils under UKRI, the Funding Councils, Innovate UK and BEIS (the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy) plays a key role in developing the strategy as well as delivering the funding to support e‐infrastructure in the UK. The development of a sustainable and cutting edge e‐infrastructure ecosystem is vital in allowing EPSRC to deliver its Strategic Goals and support excellent and innovative science and engineering research. EPSRC is pleased to welcome Professor Mark Parsons as a Special Strategic Advisor on E-Infrastructure. This additional advice will ensure that the needs of the EPSRC community are identified and considered in the development of the UKRI E-Infrastructure strategy.

The EPSRC has formulated EPSRC e-Infrastructure Strategy 2018 and EPSRC Software Infrastructure Strategy 2018 with the help of key stakeholders. Both documents will be updated on a regular basis.