The Implementation Roadmap for the European Open Science Cloud was endorsed by EU research ministers on 29 May in Brussels. During the event, Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, put an emphasis on the following aspects for the realisation of the European Open Science Cloud:
- The Cloud should be a wide, pan-European federation of existing and emerging excellent infrastructures, which respects the governance and funding mechanisms of its components
- Membership in this federation would be voluntary
- The governance structure would include member state ministries, stakeholders and scientists.
The EOSC-hub project plays a crucial role in this ambition, as it is set to create the integration and service management structure of the EOSC – the hub – where researchers and innovators can discover, access, and use a variety of advanced data-driven resources.
In the meeting, Carlos Moedas also presented the integrated advice of the Open Science Policy Platform (OSPP). Established in 2016, the platform is made of stakeholders who advise the Commission on how to further develop and implement an Open Science policy in Europe.
Overall, this political endorsement will accelerate the implementation of the EOSC. The next important events are:
- EOSC Summit: the scientific and policy stakeholders of the EOSC will gather in Brussels on 11 June to discuss the rules of participation in the EOSC and the drafting of pan-European principles for FAIR data.
- DI4R 2018: the third edition of DI4R will be held in Lisbon, from 9 to 11 October and will showcase the policies, best practices and services necessary for the support of research.
- Launch of the EOSC governance structure: on 23 November, the incoming Austrian Presidency of the Council plans to gather research and innovation ministers to sign off the governance structure, which will steer the work of several projects under Horizon 2020, and to launch the first version of the EOSC Portal.
The full programme of the 2017 edition of the Digital Infrastructures for Research Conference is now available.
Under the theme “Connecting the building blocks for Open Science”, the conference programme builds around 2 plenaries and 12 breakout sessions addressing 6 key topics:
- Data science and skills
- Impact evaluation and metrics
- Security, trust and identity
- The EOSC & EDI building blocks
- Business models, sustainability and policies.
Complemented with 35 presentations and 8 lightning talks, the conference’s programme will offer a unique opportunity to network and build collaborations via its demo and poster sessions held throughout the event showcasing innovative solutions, services, initiatives and success stories that support open science and its building blocks.
Attendees will hear from our world-renowned keynote speakers: Katrin Amunts, Professor for Brain Research at the Cécile and Oscar Vogt Institute for Brain Research at the Heinrich-Heine University Duesseldorf, Director of the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-1), Research Centre Juelich and Jo van den Brand, Professor of Physics at VU University Amsterdam, researcher at Nikhef, the Dutch National Institute for Subatomic Physics and VIRGO spokesperson.
Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss in detail and make concrete progress during the breakout sessions. DI4R 2017 is focused on showcasing best practices, policies and processes, data and the necessary services for the support of the research process and advancement of scientific knowledge and open science.
The conference will also mark the start of the first OpenAIRE Datathon, aiming to stimulate developers and data scientists to analyse and adopt the OpenAIRE Information Space.
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The Digital Infrastructures for Research conference will be held this year in Brussels, Belgium, from 30 November to 1 December 2017. The event will take place at the Square Meeting Centre, and is organised jointly by EGI, EUDAT, GÉANT, OpenAIRE, PRACE and RDA Europe.
Europe’s leading e-infrastructures invite all researchers, developers and service providers for two days of brainstorming and discussions under the theme “Connecting the building blocks for Open Science”.
The 2017 edition of the DI4R conference will showcase the policies, processes, best practices, data and services that, leveraging today’s initiatives – national, regional, European and international – are the building blocks of the European Open Science Cloud and European Data Infrastructure.
The main goal of DI4R 2017 is to demonstrate how open science, higher education and innovators can benefit from these building blocks, and ultimately to advance integration and cooperation between initiatives. The event is collocated with the EOSCpilot 1st Stakeholder Engagement Event taking place on the 28 and 29 November 2017.
Online registration for the event is now open.
Early-bird rates are available until 30 October.
The International Symposium on Grids and Clouds (ISGC) 2018 will be held at Academia Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan from 16-23 March 2018, with co-located events and workshops. The main theme of ISGC 2018 is “Understanding open data: challenges and opportunities in the deep learning era”.
The global move towards an open science and its open data policy is bringing its first results in opening access to fast growing base of scientific data. This leads to a new set of challenges for the e-infrastructures expected to be the open science foundations. They must deal with new demands in traditional areas of their expertise: increase storage and computing capacity, simultaneous access to different pools of scientific data and strong access control for sensitive data.
The goal of ISGC 2018 is to bring together individual communities and national representatives to present and share their contributions and better understand open data and its challenges.
See the full programme of the event and submit your abstract.
The workshop “National and European e-infrastructure cooperation for open science” will take place on September 8, in Athens, Greece, as part of the Open Science Fair.
The workshop is co-organised by EGI, GEANT and OpenAIRE and comes in the context of coordinating EOSC-related activities across European e-infrastructures.
The event is an opportunity for national service providers and research collaborations to brainstorm and discuss topics such as community engagement, technical service provision, trainings and open scholarships.
The Open Science Fair is a 3-day event targeted at funders and policy makers, researchers, RIs and innovators to work together and design a roadmap of implementing open science in Europe.
Register now to the Open Science Fair and attend the workshop.
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See the full agenda of the Open Science Fair event.