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Gwen  Franck's picture
02 Mar 2023

2023 Tender EOSC DIH

  • By Gwen Franck

Tender announcement

Purchase of software services for image analysis in phenological research with implementation, licensing, support and maintenance

The EOSC Digital Innovation Hub (EOSC DIH), through the EOSC Future project, is working towards fostering innovation within EOSC, buying products or services (co-)developed by commercial companies in collaboration with the EOSC DIH and the EOSC communities. EOSC DIH explored the needs and requirements of the research communities and clusters. Among the expressions of interest received, EOSC DIH selected the one provided by Poznán University of Life Sciences (PULS), Poland.

PULS is looking for an IT tool to facilitate image acquisition management,image storage, and image analysis, using Machine Learning methods. Currently, scientists have to use separate IT tools for each of these stages, and the proposed solution will be characterised by flexibility allowing to extend the utilitarian potential of this tool in the directions of further environmental research (e.g. landscape analysis), agricultural...


Federico Drago's picture
28 Feb 2023

Blue-Cloud Virtual Research Environment and Labs Open Info Day

  • By Federico Drago

The Blue-Cloud Virtual Research Environment (VRE) is an Open Science platform for collaborative marine research, using a wide variety of datasets and analytical tools, complemented by generic services such as sub-setting, pre-processing, harmonising, publishing and visualisation.

The VRE hosts different Virtual Labs, which users can access with existing credentials in EOSC, the European Open Science Cloud. Multi-disciplinary datasets retrieved from the Blue-Cloud Data Discovery & Access Service can be exploited in the VRE. All methods and services in the Catalogue are exchanged with the EOSC Portal Catalogue & Marketplace.

Researchers work closely together with the Blue-Cloud 2026 technical team to describe thematic Virtual Lab workflows and technical requirements, in order to implement them in the Blue-Cloud VRE and further test its capabilities on specific topics.

In this webinar, Blue-Cloud experts are going to show how to use the VRE, as well as to demonstrate a practical example of thematic Virtual Lab. Marine researchers across different sectors will be able...


Federico Drago's picture
24 Feb 2023

Horizon Europe project Blue-Cloud 2026 to enhance Open Science in support of ocean protection and restoration

  • By Federico Drago

The Horizon Europe project Blue-Cloud 2026 kicked off in Pisa, Italy, paving the way for the development of a federated European ecosystem to deliver FAIR & Open Science datasets, applications and computing resources, instrumental for the EU Mission “Restore Our Ocean and Waters by 2030”.

Read the full article


Athina Papadopoulou's picture
24 Feb 2023

OpenAIRE Webinar - Horizon Europe Open Science requirements in practice

  • By Athina Papadopoulou

Have any doubts or questions about your obligations as a Horizon Europe (HE) grant holder in terms of Open Access to publications and Research Data Management? We will present the HE requirements, followed by some time for your questions to our experts. You will also get a preview of the main tools and services OpenAIRE provides to help project coordinators and research support staff on the requirements' compliance.

Learn about:

  • Mandatory and recommended Open Science requirements in HE.
  • Compliance with the HE Open Access to publications mandate.
  • Managing and sharing Research Data in HE projects.
  • Delivering Data Management Plans and reporting publications and datasets in HE.
  • OpenAIRE tools and services to support HE projects.

OpenAIRE is a not-for-profit organisation that is supported by several HE grants. This webinar is organised as part of an effort to make Open Science practices easier to understand and implement.

Join us on Thursday 16th...


Athina Papadopoulou's picture
22 Feb 2023

Survey of Open Repositories in Europe

  • By Athina Papadopoulou

If you have a repository at your organization that is based in Europe, we invite you to complete this Survey of Open Repositories in Europe. The survey is being undertaken by OpenAIRE, LIBER, SPARC Europe, and COAR as part of our Joint Strategy to Strengthen the European Repository Network.

The survey aims to gain a better understanding of the repository landscape to develop a relevant and effective strategy to strengthen repositories in the region. So please take the time to fill it in!

The survey has 40 questions and will take approximately 15 minutes to complete and is open to any open research/scholarly repository based in Europe. It should be completed by someone responsible (in some aspect) for managing the repository.

Follow this link to fill in the survey: 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y6R7RDX

You can preview the survey questions in this pdf file.

Please note that it will be...


Federico Drago's picture
21 Feb 2023

EOSC-Pillar final report - Building an EOSC from national contributions

  • By Federico Drago

The EOSC-Pillar third and final annual report is now available on Zenodo, wrapping up 42 months of collaboration by taking a look back at our Final Conference, held in Paris in October 2022, and reflecting on our main contributions to the development and implementation of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) across Austria, Belgium, France, Germany and Italy.

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Sara Pittonet Gaiarin's picture
23 Jan 2023

Call to join the Group of EOSC FAIR Champions! Apply till 10 March!

  • By Sara Pittonet Gaiarin

FAIR-IMPACT is glad to announce the opening of its call for FAIR Champions, a group of 12 experts that will be actively engaged in analysing and shaping FAIR data policies and practices in their field who will be on board to act as ambassadors for FAIR, engage their community, and advocate for adoption of the project results.

The candidate Champions are engaged in identifying research data gaps and needs within their communities, to create broader engagement with FAIR, and to shape and disseminate the outcomes of the FAIR-IMPACT project, for instance by facilitating national roadshows in their country, and contributing to the development of FAIR implementation stories

FAIR-IMPACT is looking for Champions who have broad expertise in FAIR policy and/or practice, bring strong research data advocacy experience and excellent communications skills, are driven to help mobilise others to generate more FAIR data on  policy and/or practice level, and are keen...


Athina Papadopoulou's picture
18 Jan 2023

Copyright for Open Science in the US: From Fair Use to Statutory Licensing

  • By Athina Papadopoulou

This workshop aims at mapping/outlining the current US landscape in terms of Open Access/ Open Science and the publishing industry. It seeks to explore different Open Science models and how they could be served by the current copyright legislative framework. In addition, it investigates the way in which Open Science is served by the current Fair Use system and how a Statutory Licensing system could be deployed in order to further and advance Open Access publishing models.

Moderator: John Willinsky, Khosla Family Professor Emeritus, Stanford University, and Professor (Limited Term), Simon Fraser University 

Speakers:

Jonathan Band, Attorney, policybandwidth
Kyle K. Courtney, Copyright Advisor, Harvard University
Curtis Brundy, Associate University Librarian, Iowa State University
David Fewer, Counsel and Director, Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic, University of Ottawa
Richard Gallagher, President & Editor-in-Chief, Annual Reviews; Publisher, Knowable Magazine

Date & Time: Thursday 19th January 2023, 13:00 - 14:30 EST (19:00 - 20:30 CET)

Register...


Athina Papadopoulou's picture
16 Jan 2023

Stepping up Open Science with OpenAIRE services; what’s in it for Universities, Research Performing Organizations & Institutions

  • By Athina Papadopoulou

OpenAIRE launches the OpenAIRE Services for Research Performing Organisations (RPOs) with a 1h webinar on 31 January at 14.30 CET.  

The aim of the webinar will be to inform the RPOs (including librarians and any universities staff devoted to developing and implementing Open Science policies within the RPOs) on the OpenAIRE guidelines and services to step up Open Science. We will explain how the OpenAIRE services can support the research lifecycle and how the Institutions can benefit from them.  

For more information you can read our news article: https://www.openaire.eu/stepping-up-open-science-with-openaire-services-what-s-in-it-for-universities-research-performing-organisations-institutions  

And visit our dedicated website (https://www.openaire.eu/openaire-for-rpos), that will be continuously enriched with new use case, tutorials, and materials to download and re-use.  
 

Register here.

 ...


Zachary Smith's picture
21 Dec 2022

PolicyCloud’s White paper: Towards standardisation in data driven policymaking

  • By Zachary Smith

Policy Cloud has released the White Paper “Cloud for Data Driven Policy Management”, providing recommendations on research and innovation actions towards interoperable data driven policymaking.

The White Paper, developed in collaboration with StandICT.eu 2023, addresses the standardisation of data interoperability in data-driven policymaking, with a particular focus on the technological, legal and ethical aspects of handling data. As data sources become more available and diverse, it is essential to increase the efforts in establishing proper standards that will ensure ethical and legal compliance.

The Policy Cloud project has highlighted this need through its 3-dimensional approach or “end-to-end legal and ethical assessment” for an end-to-end data analysis. The three stages of the approach include a preliminary assessment of the implications around the use of available data, the set-up of a technology workplace where data can be uploaded, and...


Marie Czuray's picture
20 Dec 2022

Final Episodes of the Stories of Data Podcast

  • By Marie Czuray

Dear colleagues,
As the year and the project EOSC-Pillar come to an end, maybe you’ll find the time to catch up on the latest (and final) episodes of our podcast "Stories of Data - Open.Science.Talk" and share your favourite ones with your network!

The podcasts can be accessed on Spotify and Anchor. The full list of recorded podcast episodes is available on our website (https://www.eosc-pillar.eu/stories-data-open-science-podcast).

Please find the newest episodes below - you’ll recognize some familiar voices from EOSC-Pillar talking about their efforts to make EOSC a reality:


Gwen  Franck's picture
12 Dec 2022

EOSC DIH 4th (and final) Expression of Interest for Business Pilots

  • By Gwen Franck

According to the Digital Agenda for Europe, businesses are strategically placed to use research infrastructure resources and services to enhance growth and foster innovation. The EOSC Digital Innovation Hub (DIH), an international, multi-player cooperation, provides an interface for supporting this commercial innovation.

This month, we are launching 4th (and final) Expression of Interest (EoI) for Business Pilots. The goal is to onboard businesses developing innovative solutions and – with EOSC technologies and services – help them bring products and services to market. 

Through this EoI, we will also support industry applicants wishing to become service and content providers for the EOSC community.

For instance:

  • data analytics to improve healthcare
  • services for safer and cleaner transport
  • machine learning and AI optimisation
  • applications to reduce the cost of public services.

 The selected business pilots will receive support in, among other areas:

  • accessing e-infrastructure resources and additional technical services;
  • prototyping, scaling up, design, performance verification
  • ...


Athina Papadopoulou's picture
12 Dec 2022

Copyright for Open Science (C4OS) Event Series

  • By Athina Papadopoulou

Can we think of a Copyright system that provides equitable compensation to all involved parties, while maximising access to scientific resources and ensuring sustainable value production? Is the solution within the existing Copyright system or shall we look outside of it? Is Copyright reform attainable, and if yes, should it be incremental or radical? Finally, are new forms of legislation, such as data governance policy and legislation (from Open Data to Platform regulation), providing us with a new framework of thinking as to how we could achieve the desired balance between different copyright holders?

The Copyright for Open Science (C4OS), an initiative of OpenAIRE aims at addressing these questions in a series of three meetings/ workshops, where legal scholars, policy makers, publishers, creators, researchers and information scientists share their views as to how an equitable, sustainable and just model for Open Science may be achieved. 

Workshop 1: The European Context of...


Romain David's picture
10 Dec 2022

An iterative and interdisciplinary categorisation process towards FAIRer digital resources for sensitive life-sciences data

  • By Romain David

For life science infrastructures, sensitive data generate an additional layer of complexity. Cross-domain categorisation and discovery of digital resources related to sensitive data presents major interoperability challenges. To support this FAIRification process, a toolbox demonstrator aiming at support for discovery of digital objects related to sensitive data (e.g., regulations, guidelines, best practice, tools) has been developed. The toolbox is based upon a categorisation system developed and harmonised across a cluster of 6 life science research infrastructures. Three different versions were built, tested by subsequent pilot studies, finally leading to a system with 7 main categories (sensitive data type, resource type, research field, data type, stage in data sharing life cycle, geographical scope, specific topics). 109 resources attached with the tags in pilot study 3 were used as the initial content for the toolbox demonstrator, a software tool allowing searching of digital objects linked to sensitive data with filtering based upon...


Tiziana Lombardo's picture
06 Dec 2022

Registration for Final TRIPLE Conference is open - Bonn, 1-3 February 2023

  • By Tiziana Lombardo

On behalf of the TRIPLE consortium, we are glad to invite you to the final project conference, "Improving Discovery and Collaboration in Open Science", which will take place from 1st to 3rd February 2023 in Bonn, Germany.

Event schedule will be published soon, in the meantime, reserve your free space by registering here: https://triple2023.sciencesconf.org/registration

Since 2019 the TRIPLE project has been developing the multilingual discovery platform GoTriple, which provides users to facilitate interdisciplinary research and foster collaboration by providing a central access point. The GoTriple discovery platform and its features are intended to overcome the borders that separate disciplines and researchers from each other. Users can explore, find, access and reuse Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) artefacts at a European scale (data and publications, researcher's profiles, projects). 

From 1 to 3 February,  Researchers, Research Infrastructures representatives, Research Librarians and Archivists, EOSC key stakeholders, industry and policymakers from the...


Anu Märkälä's picture
30 Nov 2022

EOSC Future-INFRAEOSC-07 use case webinar – Pan-European digital assets supporting research communities: Benefits & opportunities

  • By Anu Märkälä

On 5-6 December 2022, EOSC Future and the INFRAEOSC-07 projects (C-SCALE, DICE, EGI-ACE, OpenAIRE Nexus, Reliance) are hosting an online use case showcase. Check out the agenda and register for this online interactive event by 4 December, 23.59 CET.

Over 2 half-day webinars, actual EOSC users will present how their research communities are using EOSC digital assets to address scientific and societal challenges related to 3 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

  • Climate action (SDG 13)
  • Industry, Innovation & infrastructure (SDG 9)
  • Good health & well-being (SDG 3)

There will also be a session with use cases related to Open Science more broadly.

Why ‘use cases’?

The demonstrative, first-hand format of the event will enable real research communities to show how their work can be leveraged by EOSC.

Researchers, disciplinary groups and anyone interested to learn about both EOSC-related tools and services...


Rosie Allison's picture
25 Nov 2022

LIBER Annual Conference 2023 - Call for Papers

  • By Rosie Allison

The Call for Papers for the upcoming LIBER Annual Conference, which will take place in Budapest, Hungary, is now open. The deadline for submitting a proposal is the 8th of January 2023. For more information about the conference in general, please visit the LIBER 2023 website.

LIBER 2023 Annual Conference Theme:

“Open and Trusted – Reassessing Research Library Values”

Topics 

We ask our community to submit their proposals for contribution in our LIBER2023 conference describing and analyzing how – in a way that inspires and instils trust – they work on: 

  • Supporting the pillars of Open Science
  • Developing independent and inclusive collections
  • Building sustainable infrastructures
  • Managing data and information for a new kind of intelligence
  • Addressing the post-pandemic challenges in education
  • Engaging with libraries’ communities
  • Enabling autonomy in scholarly publishing

Full details can be found here. 

We look forward to recieving your submissions!

Best wishes, 

Rosie Allison - LIBER Europe...


Luigi Colucci's picture
16 Nov 2022

ESCAPE ESAP and Citizen Science | Supporting Science Analysis and Enhancing Scientific Research

  • By Luigi Colucci

When: 5th December 2022 3PM CET (1 hour webinar)

REGISTER NOW

Science platforms are central hubs where users can access and analyse data, collaborate with their colleagues, and publish their results. ESCAPE ESAP (ESFRI Science Analysis Platform) provides a common framework and toolkit for building science platforms, making possible for ESFRIs — together with other projects and institutions — to quickly assemble their existing and new service offerings to form coherent and approachable platforms that directly meet user needs and help them get their science done.

A very wide range of scientific data analysis involves problems that cannot easily be solved algorithmically. Machine learning algorithms can in principle approximate any function, but even they typically require truth sets for training. Therefore crowdsourced data analysis by volunteers, ie citizen science, is critical for many science goals. This also engages by far the largest, and arguably the most overlooked, group...


Athina Papadopoulou's picture
04 Nov 2022

OpenAIRE Webinar: Horizon Europe Open Science requirements in practice

  • By Athina Papadopoulou

Have any doubts or questions about your obligations as a Horizon Europe (HE) grant holder in terms of Open Access to publications and Research Data Management? We will present the HE requirements, followed by some time for your questions to our experts. You will also get a preview of the main tools and services OpenAIRE provides to help project coordinators and research support staff on the requirements' compliance.

OpenAIRE is a not-for-profit organisation that is supported by several HE grants. This webinar is organised as part of an effort to make Open Science practices easier to understand and implement.

Learn about: 

  • Mandatory and recommended Open Science requirements in HE.
  • Compliance with the HE Open Access to publications mandate.
  • Managing and sharing Research Data in HE projects.
  • Delivering Data Management Plans and reporting publications and datasets in HE.
  • OpenAIRE tools and services to support HE projects.

Target audience: Project Coordinators, Researchers,...


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