The Photon and Neutron Open Science Cloud (PaNOSC)
The Photon and Neutron Open Science Cloud (PaNOSC) is a European project for making FAIR data a reality in 6 European Research Infrastructures (RIs), developing and providing services for scientific data and connecting these to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).
- Participate in the construction of the EOSC by linking with the e-infrastructures and other ESFRI clusters.
- Make scientific data produced at Europe’s major Photon and Neutron sources fully compatible with the FAIR principles.
- Generalise the adoption of open data policies, standard metadata and data stewardship from 15 photon and neutron RIs and physics institutes across Europe
- Provide innovative data services to the users of these facilities locally and the scientific community at large via the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).
- Increase the impact of RIs by ensuring data from user experiments can be used beyond the initial scope.
- Share the outcomes with the national RIs who are observers in the proposal and the community at large to promote the adoption of FAIR data principles, data stewardship and the EOSC.
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Published 18th March 2021
1st PaNOSC services now available in the EOSC Portal
The first services provided in the frame of the PaNOSC project, in collaboration with its sister project ExPaNDS, are now accessible from the EOSC Portal: pan-learning.org – an e-learning platform specifically designed to provide training for users of photon and neutron sources. The platform provides curated educational content to help users of research infrastructures learn […]Read
Published 17th March 2021
Watch the interview with Erik Knudsen on the McStas python interface McStasScript for X-ray telescope simulations (with DEMO).
We interviewed Erik Knudsen (Physics Dept. at the Technical University Denmark – DTU, and observer in PaNOSC WP5) on the McStas python interface McStasScript for X-ray telescope simulations. Erik collaborates with DTU Space, which has been designing a new telescope, NuSTAR, and is currently designing a new flagship mission for the European Space Agency, called […]Read
Published 12th March 2021
PaNOSC experience in Research Data Management presented at the Battery2030+ Initiative on RDM
On March 12th, 2021, PaNOSC coordinator, Andy Götz, attended with an invited talk the 2nd online workshop of the Battery2030+ Initiative, focused on the benefits of research data management (RDM) and guidelines, through the showcase of best practice examples. PaNOSC vision is to create a Scientific Data Commons for Photon and Neutron sources and make […]Read
Published 30th March 2021
Use Case 14 - Temporal shape of XFEL pulses and radiation damage of a biomolecule in single particle imaging
Single particle imaging is an emerging tool to determine the structure of biological molecules, without the need of crystallization. Among other things, the method is limited by radiation damage. For each sample that interacts with the X-rays from an XFEL, the dynamics will be different, since the pulses will not have the same temporal shape. […]Read
Published 17th March 2021
Use case 13 - Effects on the spot quality of the mirror error profile and source pointing instability
While assessing the performance of X-Ray optics, the focusing sharpness of the mirror is evaluated under different conditions. An important parameter is the beam pointing stability. When combined with the local curvature changes due to the mirror surface defects, pointing instability can induce shifts of the focal plane, or equivalently a broadening of the spot […]Read
Published 17th March 2021
Use case 12 - K-B System performance analysis
FERMI is the first and only seeded EUV-SXR free-electron laser (FEL) facility available to users. Three of its five end-stationg use a Kirkpatrick–Baez (KB) active X-ray optics system to focus the FEL pulses into the experimental chambers. Design, prototyping, metrology, performance analysis and commissioning have been carried on totally in-house. WISER has been used to […]Read
Debating commonalities and collaboration for thematic services, training and governance towards the European Open Science Cloud
Date: 19 April 2021 – 13:00 to 16:30 One and a half years after the RDA session in Helsinki, the five ESFRI cluster projects, the RDA community, and European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) representatives come together again, to discuss the past, present and future of their collaboration during the journey of integrating thematic services into EOSC. We want to […]More info
Service R&D for Archiving and Preservation for Research Environments @RDA 17 Plenary meeting
The importance of long-term data preservation is underlined in the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). Nevertheless, it is not clearly specified how this aspect will be implemented or provided, considering that long-term preservation is not yet part of the EOSC service portfolio. ARCHIVER is the only EOSC-related H2020 […]More info
Sharing FAIR Data on COVID research at Photon and Neutron Facilities
PaNOSC and ExPaNDS are taking part in this year’s 17th Research and Data Alliance (RDA) Plenary virtual meeting with a session on Sharing FAIR Data on COVID research at Photon and Neutron Facilities, to be held on 22 April, 2021, from 14:45 to 16:15 CEST. Photon and Neutron (PaN) Facilities are making a significant contribution […]More info