Opinion

17 Nov 2020

Visions, needs and requirements for (future) research environments: An exploration with ERC advanced grantee Martin Carver

by Bernd Saurugger (TU Wien)

Researchers are at the very heart of the EOSC: So what do researchers really need to do outstanding research, and produce high-impact research results? Moreover, how do they think could the EOSC support them in their research endeavors? Let’s see what archeologist Martin Carver has to say.

Interview with: Professor Martin Carver, University of York, United Kingdom

For further information on Martin Carver and his research, please see:
https://www.york.ac.uk/archaeology/people/academic-staff/martin-carver/Read more

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04 Nov 2020

Building the EOSC Association: First General Assembly on 17 December 2020

By: Cathrin Stöver, EOSC Executive Board Co-chair

According to plan and timeline, the four non-statutory Directors of the EOSC Association met for their first formal meeting on 28 October. The main aim of this meeting was to provisionally admit a first batch of new members and observers to the Association and to prepare for the first General Assembly of the EOSC Association, which will take place on 17 December 2020 as an online event.Read more

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28 Oct 2020

Visions, needs and requirements for (future) research environments: An exploration with ERC advanced grantee Elena Esposito

by Bernd Saurugger (TU Wien)

Researchers are at the very heart of the EOSC: So what do researchers really need to do outstanding research, and produce high-impact research results? Moreover, how do they think could the EOSC support them in their research endeavors? Let’s see what sociologist Elena Esposito has to say.

Interview with: Prof. Dr. Elena Esposito, Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Bologna & Universität Bielefeld, ItalyRead more

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13 Oct 2020

EOSC Landscape Working Group Final Workshop

By: Alizée Francey (Rapporteur of the EOSC Landscape Working Group), with contributions by Jan Hrušák (Chair of the EOSC Landscape Working Group)

On 28 and 29 September 2020, the EOSC Landscape WG Final Workshop took place at Thon Hotel Brussels with possibility of remote participation, and over 100 stakeholders took part in it.Read more

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21 Sep 2020

Visions, Needs and Requirements for Future Research Environments: An Exploration with ERC Grantee Valeria Pulignano


Researchers are at the very heart of the EOSC: So what do researchers really need to do outstanding research and produce high-impact research results? Moreover, how do they think could the EOSC support them in their research endeavors? Let’s see what sociologist Valeria Pulignano has to say.

Interview with: Prof. Dr. Valeria Pulignano, Centre for Sociological Research, BelgiumRead more

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16 Sep 2020

Online session “Visions, requirements and needs for Future Research Environments in the Healthcare domain”

Since the start of the EOSC initiative, the needs of potential stakeholders were put into focus – among them the wishes and requirements of researchers and research institutions. To understand what the research community requires to perform cutting-edge research, the EOSCSecretariat partner TUWien invited an experts in open research, public health and computer sciences as well as a Nobel Laureate to discuss their visions, requirements and needs for future research environments in the Healthcare domain.Read more

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09 Sep 2020

Visions, needs and requirements for (future) research environments: An exploration with ERC Grantee Stephan Schiffels

Researchers are at the very heart of the EOSC: So what do researchers really need to do cutting-edge research? How do they think the EOSC could support them in their endeavors? Let;s see what Stephan Schiffels - group leader for population genetics at the Department for Archeogenetics of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena - has to say.Read more

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29 Aug 2020

Visions, needs and requirements for (future) research environments: An exploration with ERC grantee Nicolas Schuck

Researchers are at the very heart of the EOSC: So what do researchers really need to do cutting-edge research? How do they think the EOSC could support them in their endeavors? Let's see what Dr. Nicolas Schuck, Leader of the Max Planck Research Group NeuroCode - Neural and Computational Basis of Learning, Memory and Decision Making, has to say.Read more

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03 Aug 2020

Identifying digital skill sets for EOSC

By: Iryna Kuchma, EOSC Skills & Training WG Rapporteur

The EOSC Skills & Training Working Group is looking for feedback and suggestions from the community on the diagram describing the profiles of EOSC actors and their interactions. Fill out the webform by the 21st of September!Read more

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24 Apr 2020

Analysing tinman feedback

The feedback received by the EOSC Sustainability WG on the tinman version of the Solutions for a Sustainable EOSC report has been analysed and documented in order to be taken into account in the upcoming ironlady version. A list of subjects have also been identified where the Sustainability Working Group intends to pursue additional studies.Read more

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31 Jan 2020

EOSC in an international context

By: Sarah Jones, EOSC Executive Board member and EOSC FAIR Working Group Chair

As we co-create EOSC we must set our work in the broader international context. Research is global and the standards we deploy in a European context to create a web of FAIR data need to align, or at least interoperate with parallel initiatives in other countries, continents and sectors.Read more

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30 Jan 2020

FAIR - Fast, Active, Integrated and Responsive: how the EOSC FAIR Working Group rolls

By: Sarah Jones, EOSC Executive Board member and EOSC FAIR Working Group Chair

Everyone likes to add letters to FAIR, so I thought we should change things up by redefining the letters instead. Within the EOSC FAIR Working Group we are examining researcher practice and developing a PID policy, metrics, certification guidelines and an Interoperability Framework to implement a web of FAIR data in EOSC. On Tuesday we held our first Working Group meeting of 2020 and I was overwhelmed by the progress and dedication of our four Task Forces. Read more

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20 Dec 2019

EOSC Governance meets in Milan, 10-11 December 2019

By: Cathrin Stover, EOSC Executive Board Co-chair

First things first: we now have a “in principle” agreement on the Horizon Europe candidate Partnership Proposal for EOSC. This is excellent news as the formation of a strategic partnership for EOSC beyond 2020 means that the governance and executive boards are delivering increased stability for EOSC activities under Horizon Europe. It means that an activity that was mainly Horizon 2020 project-led over the last years, now receives the full support from EU Member States and Associate Countries. In short, we have taken EOSC to its next level!Read more

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04 Nov 2019

EOSC Landscape Working Group met in Helsinki

By: Alizée Francey (Rapporteur of the EOSC Landscape Working Group), with contributions of Jan Hrušák (Chair of the EOSC Landscape Working Group)

On the 23rd of October 2019, the EOSC Landscape Working Group (WG) met in Helsinki. During this 2nd F2F meeting, the WG members reviewed the process of the Landscape Analysis report and looked forward the upcoming steps.Read more

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14 Oct 2019

EOSC Landscape WG: Reaching our ambitious goals

By: Iiris Liinamaa (CSC, EOSCsecretariat Contact Point for the EOSC Landscape Working Group), with contributions by Jan Hrušák (Chair of the EOSC Landscape Working Group)

On the 27th of August, we had the 2nd meeting of the Landscape Working Group as teleconference. The main point on the agenda was the work plan which will help the WG members in writing a Landscape analysis. The analyses will bring the picture of current situation in open data chain and related legislation.Read more

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31 Jul 2019

EOSC Landscape WG kicked off!

By: Saara Kontro with contributions from Jan Hrušák. 

Thursday, 18 July we had the 1st face to face meeting of the Landscape working group and saw our work kicking off in a good spirit of collaboration. We have 18 members representing Member States and Associated Countries on board.Read more

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12 Jul 2019

How to move from FAIR principles to FAIR practice?

On the 4th of July 2019, we had a kick-off meeting in Brussels of the FAIR Working group of the EOSC European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) governance. Given that the FAIR Working Group consists of almost 30 members, we split into 4 teams to enable efficient and effective working: PID Policy, FAIR Practice, Interoperability and Metrics and Certification.Read more

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09 Jul 2019

All the fun of the FAIR: FAIR WG Inaugural Meeting Held

Thursday, 4 July was the inaugural meeting of the EOSC FAIR Working Group. We have 26 members representing 20 different Member States and Associated Countries and a remit which covers FAIR practice, a Persistent Identifier policy, defining an EOSC Interoperability Framework, metrics for FAIR data, and service certification. We have clustered into four teams to make it feasible to drive forward this work in such a large group.Read more

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