European Photon & Neutron EOSC Symposium and PaNOSC & ExPaNDS annual meeting

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The Photon and Neutron Open Science Cloud  (PaNOSC) and the European Open Science Cloud Photon and Neutron Data Service (ExPaNDS) projects are organizing, jointly with the Extreme-Light-Infrastructure (ELI), a “Photon and Neutron EOSC symposium” on 9 November 2020 followed by the “2020 PaNOSC & ExPaNDS Annual meeting” on 10-11 November 2020.

Due to the pandemic of COVID-19 this event is planned to be held as an online event only. 

The connection details to the event will be announced in due course.

The Photon and Neutron user communities are diverse and wide-ranging in their requirements. However, both require mapping of experimental data to published research papers as well as interfaces for reusing data for their own benefit and that of the science they are involved with.

This first joint symposium of the two projects is a great opportunity to get acquainted with a broad range of topics related to FAIR open data and open science at PaN sources, and to actively contribute to the construction of the EOSC

The symposium will start at 13:00 CET on Monday 9th November and will run until 17:15 CET. During the 1st session, PaNOSC and ExPaNDS coordinators will introduce the two projects and will present use cases and perspectives for future EOSC services. High-level representatives of ESFRI (European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures) and EOSC (European Open Science Cloud), as well as of the EOSC-hub and EOSC-Life projects will also provide insights on the perspectives opening up for the PaN communities in the next phase of EOSC.

A panel discussion will follow, with the aim of collecting feedback and advice from PaN users on their requirements, in order to better address their needs in the development of the technologies and services to make PaN data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Re-usable (FAIR).

Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th November will be dedicated to the internal all-hands meetings, where the PaNOSC and ExPaNDS WPs will present their achievements and roadmaps. These two days will be morning sessions only, from 9:00 to 12:00 CET.

See our provisional programme here and in the Timetable section.

Registration to this online event is mandatory. 


This event is co-organised and co-funded by PaNOSC and ExPaNDS, two sister projects working in close collaboration.

PaNOSC is a European Commission grant for European Research Infrastructures to ensure the data they generate have applied common principles making their data easily Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Re-usable (FAIR). ExPaNDS pursues similar objectives towards national RIs, aiming at applying  the FAIR principles to their own data.