The ultimate goal of EOSC Training is to make sure there is sufficient expertise among the people who build, run and use the EOSC, as well as available - and findable - training for upskilling for Open Science and EOSC tools and services for all the relevant EOSC training stakeholders.
The current training landscape is large and heterogeneous, with many Research Infrastructures (RIs), e-infrastructures, service providers and EOSC projects having built or building their own training programme; on some occasions even with their own training portal. It is crucial that all these efforts of those training providers contribute in a coherent way, using a properly defined process, in order to enhance an EOSC skills and training provision. It is very important not to duplicate existing work, but to connect existing training outputs of infrastructures and projects, and to make it discoverable for the users.
In this workshop the attendees worked collaboratively on the practical guidance that is needed next to the RoPs for training. This section offers recommendations for practical guidance for training service providers in three areas:
- Stakeholders in EOSC Training: Define stakeholders and their needs, define the Minimum Viable Product for the EOSC training provision and make sure to engage all stakeholders.
- Requirements for training providers, and trainers regarding EOSC skills development and training: Focus on quality assurance by describing the organisation’s strategies and work processes regarding training, describing the training with respect to skill profiles needed in the EOSC, and setting up trainer self-accreditation collaboratively.
- Recommendations for a federated EOSC training catalogue and its training resources: Use standards for describing training materials, ensure harvestability and discoverability, describe policies to support quality control for training materials, and comply with FAIR principles.