Dear members of this Interest Group!
The change in research environments is accelerating over time. Now, Europe’s research communities are facing the next novelty: The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) to connect researchers from multiple disciplines and foster research in Europe. Its community driven building process, targets researchers as ultimate target group. This Interest Group (IG) on Researcher Engagement and Use Cases was built to ensure that the EOSC meets the requirements and expectations of researchers.
TU Wien organised the workshop “Co-creating the EOSC: Needs and requirements for future research environments”, where top-level researchers from natural and technical sciences participated. They identified concrete services, needs, requirements and visions for an ideal future research environment crucial for the implementation of the EOSC. The discussion included the following topics and an elaboration of concrete services related to these subjects:
- Impact of Research in Society
- Communication and Language Barriers
- Re-definition of the Roles of Researchers and AI in Research Processes
- Trusted Data Frameworks
- Sustainable Data Frameworks
- Legal Frameworks, Guidelines and Rules of Participation (RoP)
I would like to take the findings of this workshop as a starting point for further discussion within this Interest Group.