London, UK

ESFRI will be organising a workshop on the relationship between ESFRI Research Infrastructures (RIs) and the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), in London on 30 January 2019.  

The main objective of the workshop is the liaison among ESFRI, ESFRI RIs and EOSC stakeholders, in order to ensure the optimal integration of ESFRI RIs in the EOSC ecosystem. In this direction, the Workshop aims to 

1. Promote sharing existing good practices and experiences and collaborating on:

  • Open science policies, including domain/cross-domain ones
  • Data and services’ sharing and re-use, including the adoption of FAIR principles and the appropriate criteria for reproducibility of data and research results (+R)
  • Understanding strategies for federating into EOSC the good practices and services developed by the ESFRI RIs
2. Understand, plan for and serve current and future ESFRI RIs requirements by: 
  • Understanding and discussing the architecture, access, and interfaces
  • Understanding and discussing the governance and participation rules 
  • Planning training for developing skills
3. Share ESFRI position on EOSC:
The workshop will be hosted by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI/STFC) at the London Royal Geographical Society, supported by the StR-ESFRI Project (Support to Reinforce ESFRI), in cooperation with ESFRI and the European Commission, DG Research and Innovation (Unit B4 – Research Infrastructure). 
The workshop is expected to start at 09am on 30th of January and end in the evening of the same day with a networking reception. Participation is by invitation only; each ESFRI project and Landmark will be guaranteed a place but additional places will depend on demand. 
Agenda (print version)
ESFRI Workshop on RIs and EOSC
Royal Geographical Society, London 
30 January 2018, 09:15 – 18:00
Draft Agenda
30 January, 2018



Registration, Coffee 

Session 1 – EOSC status update
Ondaatje Theatre
Session 2 – EOSC and ESFRI RIs services: how do they tango?
Ondaatje Theatre
A) EOSC Services for RIs 
Short presentations of EOSC horizontal projects with emphasis on relevant current and future services for RIs 

Coffee Break 

Session 2 – EOSC and ESFRI RIs services: how do they tango? (continued)
B) RI Cluster projects for EOSC 
C) Panel discussion 
Speakers from A and B available for interventions
o Prospective EOSC services for ESFRI RIs
o Connections of current and forthcoming EOSC and ESFRI RI
o The role of Cluster projects

Lunch Break

Session 3 - How ESFRI RIs can contribute to and steer the various dimensions of EOSC
Break-out panels (2 parts,1 hour each) 
Each session will be split in two 1-hour parts with a set of separate topics. A short 10’ break will allow participants to move session according to the topics declared in the registration form. Panelists will provide their interventions in one of the two parts. Short introduction by moderators, followed up by a 3-5-slides intervention by relevant panelists (~7’) and then interactive discussions;
I: Services: Good practices and business models
Lowther Room
Moderator/Rapporteur: Giorgio Rossi, UMILPDF iconpresentation
II: Policies: Open Science, FAIR data, Reproducibility (Reliability)
Ondaatje Theatre
Moderator/Rapporteur: Simon Hodson, CODATA
III. Architecture: technologies, platforms, interfaces
Drayson Room
Moderator/Rapporteur: Arjen Van Rijn, NIKHEF/e-IRG
IV. Skills and training
Sunley Room
Moderator/Rapporteur: Patric GardaVice-Director of the ICT, French Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research



Coffee Break 

Session 4 – Report from break-out panels, discussion and conclusions
Ondaatje Theatre
Moderator – Jan Hrusak, ESFRI Chair
A. Summary of the outcomes of Session 3
B. Discussion – Ana Proykova and Juan Bicarregui
C. Conclusions – Jean-David Malo




The workshop will be followed by a drinks reception at the Natural History Museum (walking distance)

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How to reach the venue
Traveling from the Airport
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1 Kensington Gore,
Please use the public entrance on Exhibition Road.

How to get in the venue by London Underground:

· South Kensington Station (Circle, District and Piccadilly Lines) - 10 to 15 minute walk up Exhibition Road (beyond the Science Museum and Imperial College)
· Knightsbridge Station (Piccadilly Line) - 15 minute walk along Kensington Road
· Lancaster Gate Station (Central Line) - 15 to 20 minute walk across Hyde Park

Traveling by bus:

· Routes 9, 23, 52, 360 and 452 stop close to the Royal Geographical Society


A networking event will be held in the Natural History Museum (Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD)




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The following list displays a few options close to the Royal Geographical Society and Natural History Museum, however there are many options available in London so please feel free to check online for alternatives.
WATCH the video of the live-streamed event  via ESFRI youtube channel 

FIND a list of the event's presentations below


EOSC status update
EOSC and ESFRI RIs services: how do they tango?
A) EOSC Services for RIs


Session 2 – EOSC and ESFRI RIs services: how do they tango? (continued)
RI Cluster projects for EOSC 
Services: Good practices and business models 
II: Policies: Open Science, FAIR data, Reproducibility (Reliability)
Part A: EC Expert Group on “Turning FAIR data into Reality” results, FAIR principles for RIs; FAIR ecosystem and digital objects 
III. Architecture: technologies, platforms, interfaces
IV. Skills and training