It was only almost four months ago when the first case of the 2019–20 coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak was reported. Fast forward today and we see confirmed cases reaching the hundred thousand mark, more than 4,000 dead, and governments and international agencies scrambling to find a cure or vaccine. For us to find such a solution, the work is no different from putting together pieces of a puzzle. Bits of data and knowledge here and there, not to mention policies that should not only be conducive, but actually encouraging such activities. The future European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) can be the answer to societal challenges as they emerge.
The EOSC Community recently took another crucial step on the road to the development and implementation of the EOSC, when seven key EOSC-related projects signed a Collaboration Agreement in support of the EOSC Governance.Read more
Take part in the co-creation process of EOSC, if you have an idea for a workshop, an event, or other EOSC-related activities, apply for funding! Next deadline on the 2nd of April 2020.
Workshop “Co-creating the EOSC: Needs and requirements for future research environments”: Synthesis of the takeaway messages
To better understand what the research community needs, the EOSCSecretariat partner TU Wien is organizing a series of workshops. The first by-invitation-only workshop took place on 13 January 2020 in Feldkirch in Vorarlberg, Austria: a small group of 20 European top-level researchers coming from different domains with a focus on natural and technical sciences was invited to brainstorm about the actual needs in their current research as well as about future needs and requirements concerning research infrastructures, and services. Read more
As part of the European Strategy for Data, the EC announced the creation of nine Common European data spaces which will address specific sectors, building upon the experience of the EOSC.
Cooperation is essential for creating the European Open Science Cloud, and we are looking forward to involving more and more minds in the process! Watch our brand new video and apply for co-creation funding!