OPEN SCIENCE CLOUD INITIATIVES : Region = FAR EAST

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15 Oct 2019

OPEN SCIENCE CLOUD INITIATIVES : Region = FAR EAST

  • By Bert Meerman

OPEN SCIENCE in China / Malaysia / Korea / Taiwan / Australia

In China, the Science (data) Cloud is mainly developed under the supervision of the Chinese Academy of Science CAS), with the computer Network Information Center (CNIC) in the lead. Scientific data cloud infrastructure and services in Chinese Academy of Sciences gives an overview of what happened in the recent past. At the CODATA conference in Beijing September 2019, Mr. Jianhui -Li (in charge of the Cloud in China, and Vice President of CODATA) demonstrated how the Chinese Science Data Cloud will work on a distributed architecture and will adhere to the FAIR principles throughout. It was also decided that the Chinese colleagues will participate in the global consensus building around the core elements of machine readability and interoperability between the various clouds, i.e. the FAIR Digital Object Framework.

 

At a technical session in Beijing, representatives from sister initiatives in Malaysia, Korea, Taiwan and Australia (next to Africa and the EU) discussed their respective initiatives and expressed their willingness to actively participate in efforts to work towards a globally federated and interoperable open science infrastructure based on FAIR principles. 

 

See also the post “ FAIR DIGITAL OBJECTS” for more cooperation between EU and the FAR EAST on interoperability.