3rd ESFRI RIs -EOSC Workshop: What does EOSC bring to RI users?
The 3rd Workshop on the connection of ESFRI Research Infrastructures (RIs) to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) titled will take place on 25 & 26 January 2022, as an Online Event.
The main objective of the workshop is to bring together ESFRI, ESFRI RIs and EOSC stakeholders, in order to showcase and better comprehend the EOSC concept, including the Open Science and “FAIR” policy agenda, and the vision for the future, along with the EOSC value proposition for its users, and ensure an optimal federation of clusters and RIs with EOSC. The event will focus on the current state of EOSC and how the thematic RIs and ESFRI clusters fit into the developing landscape, including the partnership with the newly established EOSC Association.
The workshop is organised by the ESFRI Task Force on EOSC and the StR-ESFRI2 Project, in close cooperation with ESFRI and the EC, and with participatiob from the EOSC Cluster projects, the EOSC Association Board of Directors, and the EOSC Future project.
For more information on the outcomes of the 2nd ESFRI RIs-EOSC Workshop (Online, 6 & 7.10.2020), please click here.
The main focus of the 3rd workshop is on how the RI communities and researchers can use and benefit from EOSC, getting added value. Besides the general benefits of EOSC towards open science and “FAIRification” of data and services, it is considered that the daily use of EOSC Exchange and concrete tools by the RI users for intra and interdisciplinary research will also greatly benefit EOSC, in becoming useful and effective, contributing towards its sustainability.
There are two main elements in the connection of RIs to EOSC: RIs as data producers/service providers (offering data/services to EOSC) and RIs as users of generic (non-thematic) EOSC services (consuming services from the EOSC Core and the integrated projects such as EOSC Future). In an effort to shift attention towards the (required) added value of EOSC for the RI communities and end users, this workshop will focus mainly on the second element.
To this aim, some of the points that will be highlighted during this workshop are:
- The connection of RIs to EOSC, both ESFRI and other world-class RIs
- The added value of EOSC for the RI communities and end users. I.e., what does EOSC bring to (users of) international RIs
- Bringing international RIs up to speed on Open Science and the FAIR policy agenda, including concrete paradigms from young researchers presenting their work on Open Science and FAIR data, with possible achievements, may have positive effects on high-level RI/lab managers.
- The co-creation between providers and users of the EOSC vision, in terms of service portfolio for the users
The main objective of the workshop is to bring together ESFRI, ESFRI RIs and EOSC stakeholders, in order to showcase and better comprehend the EOSC concept and value proposition for its users, and ensure an optimal federation of ESFRI clusters / RIs with EOSC.
Present the current state of EOSC and see how the thematic RIs/ESFRI clusters fit into the developing landscape, including the tri-party partnership with the new legal entity (EOSC Association) and its Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda (SRIA). Convey ESFRI RIs/Clusters/ and ESFRI Task Force on EOSC positions into shaping EOSC:
Present the EOSC latest documents and the outcome of their consultations:
Showcase how world-class RIs and Clusters are engaged with EOSC, whose evolving requirements both as part of the EOSC-Exchange and EOSC-Core need to be treated in higher priority in the second phase of EOSC, and the added-value for its users with concrete use cases, good practices and approaches for federating thematic resources into EOSC – around 3 main areas:
- Thematic Clusters/RI data and tools
- Generic (non-thematic) federated e-Infrastructure resources uptake
- Open Science and FAIR data sharing within and across domains (including concrete examples/ achievements from young scientists)
Present the current status of EOSC implementation and latest plans and outputs of e-Infrastructure/EOSC providers (including EOSC Future):
- Engagement of users in shaping EOSC (e.g. EOSC Future and RDA User Groups)
- Resources and services/tools for thematic providers and end users (network, computing, data, middleware/other services)
- Developments around incentives and policies on open and FAIR Data & Services, their sharing and towards a cultural change, and work on skills
Reflect from the users’ perspective on the status, outputs and discussions in the EOSC Association WGs/TFs, with focus on the Researcher Engagement and Adoption Task Force of the EOSC Association Implementation Advisory Group.