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19 May 2023

Event | Science Mesh - Unlocking Open Science and Collaborative Research Landscape

  • By Rita Meneses

The CS3MESH4EOSC final event, taking place on 22 June 2023, at the EGI Conference in Poznan (Poland), will showcase how the Science Mesh is contributing to an easier and more robust open science across Europe, thanks to novel approaches for data sharing and synchronisation. The event will have a hybrid format (Poznan and online).

The Science Mesh is a federation of distributed data storage and sharing services, known as Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFSS) services, where cloud platforms from different providers are interconnected. Science Mesh users can easily share and manage data through the familiar interfaces of their institutional services and collaborate with colleagues from other organisations. The Science Mesh services are not specific to any particular research discipline, since it addresses the needs of a wide array of users interested in scientific collaboration. It can be used either by user communities within existing Research infrastructures such as European Research Infrastructure Consortia (ERICs), National Research and Education Network (NRENs) and other official clusters, but also by individual researchers and smaller research groups. All this without compromising data privacy and security, with the advantage of making data within the Science Mesh FAIR.



Who should attend?

  • Researchers
  • Service Providers (also from the commercial sector)
  • Software Developers
  • Policy Makers
  • Research Infrastructures
  • Industry representatives dealing with data

Key Benefits

Participants will learn and gain valuable insights on how to connect European data that are easily interoperable, synchronised, and shared while being easy to deploy applications and software. The event will bring together a reputable group of experts on data sharing, EOSC, FAIR data and European Priorities, and a heterogeneous audience providing the perfect occasion for networking and sharing experiences. Science Mesh innovative solutions and features will be showcased, completing the offering of this event. From the event, you can:

  1. Learn how to retain control of datasets while becoming FAIR-compatible and integrated with EOSC.
  2. Use services and applications available at another site, without a federated login, while easily and efficiently sharing and managing data to both research and industry communities.
  3. Access new software applications and sell your software to new target audiences while translating them into commercial and business applications.
  4. Get to know standardised tools that facilitate collaboration among researchers.
  5. Enable digital sovereignty in policy-making processes and effectively increase both open access and human capital.


The first half of the event will count with live demonstrations, where each data service from the Science Mesh will be presented from a user-perspective point of view. Event attendees will get practical information on how they can join the Science Mesh as a researcher, a software developer or a service provider. The event will also bring together representatives of Science Mesh use cases, who will explain how Science Mesh is making a difference in their lives, thanks to easier data sharing and synchronisation. A panel discussion with representatives of different sectors, from research to industry and education, will discuss the most urgent trends & priorities for cross-border science collaboration between different sciences.

The second half of the event will be focused on the technical novelties within the Science technical foundation. A series of demonstrations will be presented, followed by a panel discussion, with representatives of CS3MESH4EOSC members that are part of the EOSC Task Forces, on how the Science Mesh contributes to EOSC’s success and the overall EOSC Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA).

Official webpage: https://cs3mesh4eosc.eu/news-events/events/cs3mesh4eosc-final-event-science-mesh-unlocking-open-science-and-collaborative