Fostering Cooperation Among Open Science Platforms

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31 Mar 2021

Fostering Cooperation Among Open Science Platforms

  • By Bert Meerman

Data Together: Fostering Cooperation Among Open Science Platforms worldwide. 

Science clouds and commons are developing around the world to address the need for infrastructures to support cross-geographical and cross-disciplinary open science. These include, but are not limited to, the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)2, the China Science and Technology Cloud (CSTCloud)3, the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC)4, the Malaysian Open Science Platform5, the African Open Science Platform6, the planned broadening of LA Referencia7 in Latin America, as well as Canada’s New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization (NDRIO) and Germany’s National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI)8. It can also comprise global domain focused research infrastructures such as the International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA)9, Global Oceans Observing System (GOOS)10, and many others.

Both RDA and CODATA have major initiatives to work with the development of such open research infrastructures: RDA’s Global Open Research Commons (GORC), developed in collaboration with the WDS, and CODATA’s Global Open Science Cloud (GOSC). These came out of a series of meetings held at RDA Plenaries, International Data Week, CODATA Conferences and the FAIR Convergence Symposium, and ultimately include all the Data Together organisations as partners. The GORC and GOSC initiatives aim to encourage cooperation, alignment and interoperability among these infrastructures.

Find more details on this collaboration in the attachment. 


Posted by   :   Bert Meerman,  Director GO FAIR Foundation at  :