ESFRI Task Force on EOSC in the EOSC Symposium 2021
ESFRI Task Force on EOSC is participating in EOSC Symposium 2021 with the session titled “Engagement and cross-fertilisation between thematic Research Infrastructures and EOSC”, on June 17 th (09:00 - 10:45 CEST), focusing on the impact of the ESFRI 's projects on the EOSC implementation.
The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) initiative has finally entered its highly anticipated implementation phase (2021-2027) aiming at supporting more than 1.7 million researchers and fostering interdisciplinary research in Europe. The EOSC Symposium 2021 - “Implementing an inclusive European Open Science Cloud” taking place 15-18 June 2021 provides a key engagement opportunity for the EOSC community. The Symposium offers an inclusive platform for all stakeholders to share objectives, visions, activities and results in order to shape the future of the EOSC.
The Research Infrastructures (RIs) and their thematic communities are key stakeholders for EOSC, both as providers of thematic quality data and services, and as users of EOSC generic data and services. RI communities are also leading the data culture change, driving data “FAIRness” and quality, as well as open access to data.
This session is expected to tackle the user-centric and co-creation aspects of EOSC in its second phase post 2020, highlighting the need for closer engagement and onboarding of the RIs and other thematic communities in EOSC, in order to address and prioritise the actual research community requirements and provide added value for their end users. In particular, the role of the ESFRI Science cluster projects will be highlighted, along with their challenges and progress towards the EOSC implementation.
Other relevant work from thematic clouds and communities will be showcased, as well as planned activities from the EOSC Association and major projects such as EOSC Future. The required cross-fertilisation between the thematic and horizontal providers will be explored, both providing data, services, and other artefacts, and consuming these as part of a marketplace-based exchange towards both intra and inter-/trans-disciplinary research, contributing to the societal needs. The main message is that the broader the federation of thematic (vertical) RIs in EOSC and the uptake of generic (horizontal) services, the better the chances for EOSC to be sustained in the longer term.
The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is an environment for hosting and processing research data to support EU science. The process to create the EOSC was initiated by the Commission in 2015. It aimed to develop a trusted, virtual, federated environment that cuts across borders and scientific disciplines to store, share, process and re-use research digital objects (like publications, data, and software) following FAIR principles. The EOSC brings together institutional, national and European stakeholders, initiatives and data infrastructures to develop an inclusive open science ecosystem in Europe. This can lead new insights and innovations, higher research productivity and improved reproducibility in science.