Save-the-date: EGI Conference 2020!

The EGI Federation flagship event for 2020 will take place in Lyon from 23 to 25 June, as a forum for the EGI Community, and technical, research and industry partners to discuss the state of the art of the EGI Federation, future and emerging trends, requirements and experiences at the national and local level.

The theme of the 2020 edition of the event will be data-centric computing, focusing on the challenges of communities moving to petabyte and exabyte-scale computing. The event represents once again a great opportunity to bring together technology providers, data centres, user communities and project
representatives to tackle together the future challenges of scientific computing.

More information about the event will follow soon.

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New publication: EOSC DIH Business Pilot Success Stories

EOSC-hub announced the release of a new EOSC-hub publication: Business Pilot Success Stories. The publication showcases the latest business success stories of the EOSC Digital Innovation Hub (EOSC DIH). The EOSC DIH kick-started in 2018 with six business pilots that were pre-selected during the project’s preparation phase. Over the last 18 months, these pilots have worked to mature their service offering and achieved incredible results.

Sy Holsinger, who coordinates the EOSC Digital Innovation Hub, says: “The success of these initial business pilots demonstrates the tangible value that the EOSC DIH can bring to the private sector industry, especially start-ups and SMEs. We are confident that these success stories are only the beginning and excited to build on the momentum generated to bring new business pilots into the European Open Science Cloud.”

Marcin Plociennik, EOSC DIH Business Pilot Manager, adds: “It has been a great pleasure to work so closely with such highly innovative SMEs that took part in the EOSC DIH, who were committed from day one. Through this experience, and lessons learned, we are well-positioned to support further pilots.”

Read the publication to find out more.
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Webinar: The EOSC-Hub Digital Innovation Hub – Intellectual Property Rights

The webinar will take place on October 30 from 14:30. It will provide an overview of the different intellectual property rights which can be applied to the protection of any intellectual creations, including the basic protection requisites, their length and potential application to real and concrete cases and a balance between the strategies of patenting and “open science” within the framework of a given R&D project.

The webinar is aimed to be very interactive, and questions are encouraged throughout.

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at EOSC-Hub DIH pilots, competence centers and thematic services with an interest in the topic and understand whether it is compatible with the EOSC concept.

What do you need to bring?

The event is online and accessible through Zoom platform.

Short description of the project delivering it

The EOSC-Hub DIH is supported by the EOSC-hub project, a project comprising 100 partners in 50+ countries from major European e-Infrastructures and large research infrastructures to deliver a common catalogue of services, software, and research data for research and innovation.

Registration is now open for FitSM courses

Registration is now open for two FitSM Advanced Level Courses that will take place in Amsterdam this November.

FitSM is a lightweight approach to professionally managing services. It brings order and traceability to a complex area and provides simple, practical support in getting started with ITSM.

FitSM trainings and certifications provide crucial help in providing services and improving their management. They provide a common conceptual and process model, set out straightforward and realistic requirements and link them to supporting materials.

The following FitSM trainings are now open for registration:

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A new edition of the EGI Newsletter is out

A new edition of the EGI Newsletter is now available.

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Webinar: Coming together to map the national landscape analysis on EOSC

The launch of the projects EOSC-Pillar, EOSC Synergy, EOSC Nordic, and NI4OS-Europe – marks an important milestone for the development of the European Open Science Cloud as it further connects national initiatives, policies, infrastructures, services, and people to the EOSC. The projects make for a stronger voice in Europe and this webinar will be the first of many mutual synergies and engaged activities that will be carried out over the coming months.

When

Friday, 11 October 2019, 11:00 – 12:00.

Who should attend​​
  • EOSC Member State representatives
  • Those working on EOSC-related initiatives
  • Research infrastructures, scientific communities, repository managers, universities, researchers, and industry interested in learning what these regional projects and the EOSC can do for them
Key takeaways
  • Discover new opportunities with these new funded regional projects
  • Get to know the regional projects and what they will contribute to the EOSC
  • See the innovative services they plan to bring include in the EOSC
  • Understand the national support that the EOSC has through these projects
  • See how each projects will approach landscaping within their respective regions
  • Get in touch with the people behind the projects

Webinar information and registration.

 

EGI Foundation and Shanghai Science and Technology Innovation Resources Center sign MoU

We are pleased to announce that the EGI Foundation and Shanghai Science and Technology Innovation Resources Center (SSTIR) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

Shanghai Science and Technology Innovation Resources Center (SSTIR) is based in Shanghai and supports a platform promoting technological resources and research data sharing.

Through this MoU, the EGI Foundation will support SSTIR in the design and construction of the Yangtze River Delta United Cloud Platform. The support envisaged includes consultancy on building a cloud federation and management platform, as well as provisioning of tools and services for the users (SaaS). The mutual interest in building and operating cloud federations for science and research brought together the two parties. The request for help reached EGI via the EOSC Portal, demonstrating the visibility and power of the EOSC Portal connecting communities even across continents.

Gergely Sipos, Customer and Technical Outreach Manager at the EGI Foundation, says: “This collaboration is a great opportunity to further demonstrate EGI’s expertise in connecting cloud resources from multiple institutes, and to enable access to distributed communities for big data analysis. We believe that the technologies and components that enable the EGI Cloud Compute service and higher level services on top – such as EGI Notebooks – will prove their usefulness among the communities in the Shanghai region. The MoU also enables EGI to strengthen its ties and visibility in China and in Asia in general.”

Zhu Yue, head of SSTIR, is confident that data resources and cloud computing are key to the future of the city as a center of science and innovation. “EGI will help us to strengthen our capability of serving the research institutions and innovative companies in their own transformations,” Zhu says.

The EOSC-synergy project will kick off in Santiago de Compostela

The EOSC-synergy project will kick off in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, from 23 to 26 September.

EOSC-synergy will contribute to the European Open Science Cloud landscape by expanding the capabilities and building the capabilities of EOSC. In practice this will mean more compute and storage available to researchers, and more datasets and tools to expand avenues of research.

In the upcoming 3 years, EOSC-synergy will be the H2020 instrument to promote the implementation and adoption of EOSC services by scientific users in the countries involved in the consortium.

The ultimate goal is to build EOSC as a coordinated effort, as an open environment for scientific data and related processing that promotes convergence of infrastructures and scientific thematic services provided at national or European level.

The project is coordinated by IBERGRID, the Iberian scientific and technological cooperation framework signed by Spain and Portugal on distributed computing.

The programme and registration of the kick-off event are now available online.

More information on the project.

The second call for the EOSC Early Adopter Programme is now open!

EOSC offers a broad spectrum of services and technologies for the research data management lifecycle, and scientific outputs like data, publications and software of pan-European relevance. The combined use of these technologies and resources can allow scientific communities to address complex scientific challenges.

The EOSC-hub project invites researchers and research communities that require the combined use of multiple services and resources to apply to the 2nd call of the EOSC Early Adopter Programme. The deadline for applications is 15 October 2019, 18:00 CEST.

The services and resources in scope for the programme are those currently provided by EOSC-hub and its partners, namely OCREOpenAIRE and GÉANT.

Why the EOSC Early Adopter Programme?

  • To train and support researchers on the usage of the resources and services made available by EOSC-hub and partners via the EOSC marketplace and the OCRE project;
  • To gain insight into digital needs of researchers and their use cases;
  • To foster a culture of co-operation between researchers and some of the EOSC service service providers (namely EOSC-hub, OpenAIRE, OCRE, and GÉANT).
  • To foster confidence in the capability and capacity that will be provided via the EOSC.

How to apply

Interested parties are requested to fill an online application form on the EOSC-hub website.

More information: The EOSC Early Adopter Programme – 2nd Call.

ExPaNDS kick-off meeting

The ExPaNDS project will be officially launched on 11-12 September at the DESY accelerator centre in Hamburg, Germany.

The event aims to start the project and the work within the different work packages, and to identify relationships and cooperation opportunities with other projects (such as PaNOSC, EOSC Synergy, EOSC Pillar, EOSC Nordic, NI4OS) and their WPs. The meeting will start with the organisation of the action plan in each WP, in order to take the first steps towards their implementation.

The timetable of the event is available.

The EOSC Photon and Neutron Data Service ExPaNDS’s ambition is to coordinate activities to enable national Photon and Neutron Research Infrastructures to make the majority of their data ‘open’ following the FAIR principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) according to the user’s needs, and to harmonise their efforts to migrate their data analysis workflows to EOSC platforms enabling them to be shared in a uniform way.

Visit the event website.