EOSC Interest Group on Researcher Engagement and Use Cases: A Collection of EOSC Use Cases
Looking at the amount of EOSC related projects, where most of them have their own Work Package on Use Cases included, it is often very difficult to keep an overview on EOSC Use Cases and EOSC in Practice Stories that have already been carried out and learn from the experiences gathered in the variety of the respective projects.
The EOSC Interest Group (IG) Researcher Engagement and Use Cases recognized the need for a collection of these EOSC Use Cases, which demonstrate the impact of Open Science and the use of data from different disciplines, and therefore started active and intense discussions to create this collection. The IG members, coming from a wide spectrum of EOSC related projects, created a list of existing EOSC Use Cases as well as a timeline of when new EOSC Use Cases will come out from their projects and from other stakeholders within the EOSC community, to be published on the EOSC Secretariat website and shared with the EOSC Executive Board.
In order to engage these diverse EOSC Stakeholders and to collect their communities’ input as well, the IG invited EOSC Secretariat's newly funded co-creation Covid19 projects to present their activities and discuss them in an online meeting that took place on 3 September 2020. During this six hour event, which was structured in three complementary sessions, 14 presentations were given. In total 35 participants, consisting of representatives of the respective projects as well as members of the IG, discussed the activities which were brought up and asked interesting questions about the different actions. The topics of the meeting ranged from the evaluation of citizens' psychological distress and their perception of the effectiveness and restrictiveness of national measures to prevent the spread of Covid19 epidemic in different countries, all the way to genetic tools and citizen science for SARS-Cov2 detection in environmental samples.
See the full list of the outstanding activities discussed in the IG's online meeting and click on the title to see the presentation slides:
Irina Georgieva - Evaluation of citizens' psychological distress and their perception of the effectiveness and restrictiveness of national measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 epidemic in different countries
Julia Geistberger - AUSSDA Covid-19 Database
Within the very fruitful discussion it became clear that each project has its own unique properties. But even in the diversity of the different activities, the meeting participants also identified lots of synergies and shared their contacts with each other, expressing a great interest in the outcomes of the different Covid19 activities. Therefore another meeting was planned for April 2021 with the objective of presenting the different results.
If you want to learn more about EOSC Interest Groups, you can find more information here.