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Marieke Willems's picture
13 Oct 2021

CESSDA Roadshow on Climate Change

  • By Marieke Willems

In a world beset by challenges, from the COVID-19 pandemic to climate change, the social sciences have never been more important for impartial, evidence-based research and analysis.

This CESSDA Roadshow is a deep dive on climate change research in the social sciences bringing together data service providers and users. 
Panellists give practical guides on the CESSDA Data Catalogue and CESSDA Data Management Expert Guide, also availble via the EOSC Portal. Researchers share their first-hand experiences in using the CESSDA Data Catalogue for studies on climate change and the benefits of re-using this data also for cross-disciplinary research. These flash talks serve a springboard for the interactive discussions with invited panellists and participants, exchanging their viewpoints as data service providers and members of the social sciences community in the context of CESSDA.

More information about our expert panel, agenda available here.

Join us! Register here....


Gwen  Franck's picture
07 Oct 2021

'Focus on EOSC' thematic day at #EGI2021

  • By Gwen Franck

During our #EGI2021 first conference day, October 19th, we will focus on a variety of European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) projects, services and tools. 

In the morning, you can discover the EOSC Synergy project in 'Bridging from theory to practice with EOSC-Synergy', or find out how EGI powers several core EOSC Services in the session 'EGI-powered Thematic Services in EOSC'.

Throughout the conference, we showcase a number of demonstrations - and on this day, two of them are EOSC-themed: at 12.45 CEST, Find out how the EOSC Test Suite can help with benchmarking and validation, and at 13.30 CEST, how you can onboard resources on the EOSC Portal. 

The first afternoon sessions focus on 'Gaia-X Architecture and its Implications for EOSC and the research community' or you can learn more about EOSC -related services and projects during these short presentations about EOSC-Performance, EOSC-DIH, EGI-ACE,...


Tiziana Lombardo's picture
06 Oct 2021

Registrations open for the online TRIPLE training "EOSC Architecture" - 12 October 2021 at 2pm CEST

  • By Tiziana Lombardo

The TRIPLE Project Consortium is pleased to invite you to attend the next training session about the EOSC Architecture, taking place on 12th of October 2021 at 2pm (CEST).

This training event will be devoted specifically to the EOSC Architecture, and it will provide answers on the following topics, among others:

  • Overview of the EOSC Architecture principles
  • Main components of the EOSC Architecture
  • Interoperability in the EOSC Architecture
  • Main documents, projects and further development

Register here: https://forms.gle/CnH3PMXRAby3zWe19

Date: 12/10/2021

Presenters: Ville Tenhunen (EGI)

Moderator: Yin Chen (EGI)

Venue: Virtual event via Zoom (link will be provided after registration)...


Bert Meerman's picture
05 Oct 2021

INTERNATIONAL INITIATIVES and TRENDS - October 2021

  • By Bert Meerman

Find here attached the OPEN SCIENCE International Initiatives and Trends report, including the latest cooperation between Open Science Initiatives in a structure called OSCER ( Open Science Clouds / Commons Executives Roundtable )   This report gives a summary of Open Science initiatives and Trends over the last 30 months and is produced by the EOSC Secretariat. ( WP 3.4 and WP 7.2)   

The main trends are :

  1. Worldwide research and standards organisations are driving convergence
  2. Regional Open Science Clouds / Initiatives are getting more aligned.
  3. FAIR Funders teaming up to drive FAIR behavior
  4. FAIR Digital Objects are driving worldwide interoperability
  5. FAIR Data Stewards are likely to change the world of research 
  6. Research Communities and Domains are starting to follow a reusable FAIRification process that will lead to predictable results.  

For more information

BERT MEERMAN  -  GO FAIR FOUNDATION

b.meerman@gofairfoundation.org...


Athina Papadopoulou's picture
05 Oct 2021

Live Demo - Open Research Europe in practice – All a librarian needs to know

  • By Athina Papadopoulou

Open Research Europe (ORE) is a new publishing platform launched by the European Commission. The platform provides all H2020 and Horizon Europe beneficiaries and their collaborators with an easy, high-quality platform to publish Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe funded research at no cost and in full compliance with the Commission’s open access policies.

Building on our first joint LIBER-ORE awareness-raising webinar in October, this follow up event entails a live demonstration of the ORE platform focusing on everything that a research librarian needs to know. Participants will understand how the platform can be used, experience an in-depth walkthrough of the open peer review process, hear about the answers to FAQs that ORE has received so far (the latter may be useful in supporting researchers in publishing via the ORE platform). Participants can also of course ask any questions they might have about the platform.

Registration is open & free:

Register here....


Marieke Willems's picture
04 Oct 2021

CESSDA Roadshow on Migration

  • By Marieke Willems

Researchers and Service Providers Discuss EOSC Portal Social Scientific Data Management Tools CESSDA DC™ and CESSDA DMEG™

Join us on 8 October! In a world beset by challenges, from the COVID-19 pandemic to climate change, the social sciences have never been more important for impartial, evidence-based research and analysis.

This CESSDA Roadshow shares insights into the treasure trove of datasets in the CESSDA Data Catalogue™ for social science research on migration, and the Ethnic Migration and Minorities Survey Registry, developed in the context of the SSHOC project. Service providers and researchers give practical tips on using the CESSDA CESSDA Data Management Expert Guide (CESSDA DMEG™), also part of the SSH Training Discovery Toolkit in SSHOC, especially when dealing with such highly sensitive data. Researchers and service providers will engage you in lively discussion on the CESSDA Social Scientific Data Management Tools CESSDA DC™ and CESSDA DMEG™, already accessible via the EOSC Portal. 

Agenda: 

  • 14.00-14.05 - Introduction, CESSDA & Trust-IT
  • 14.05-14.15 - CESSDA Data
  • ...


Federico Drago's picture
28 Sep 2021

EOSC Enhance Webinar - Integrating national and thematic catalogues into the EOSC Portal: the NI4OS-Europe pilot

  • By Federico Drago

The EOSC Portal is part of the European Open Science Cloud implementation roadmap as one of the expected “federating core” services contributing to the implementation of the “Access and interface” action line. It provides a European delivery channel connecting the demand and supply sides of EOSC and its different stakeholders. 

One of the most requested features in the requirements gathering process carried out by the Horizon 2020 project EOSC Enhance was the possibility to integrate entire existing catalogues with the EOSC Portal, be they national, regional or thematic.

Over the spring and summer of 2021, the EOSC Enhance team coordinated with NI4OS-Europe, the EOSC regional project covering Southeastern Europe, to work on a pilot to test this long-awaited functionality. This effort was also discussed at the joint workshop organised by EOSC-Pillar in July, in collaboration with the other regional projects.

In this webinar we will learn more about this process and its first tangible results, hear directly from providers who have successfully onboarded their resources into the Portal, and take a look into the following steps.

If you are a service provider for research in the EOSC Portal, or wish to onboard your resources, join us and take part in the discussion, see how your catalogue can be integrated with the Portal and contribute to the implementation phase of EOSC.

Register now


Jacopo Mariani's picture
27 Sep 2021

Evidence Based Policymaking in Europe Summit: 2021

  • By Jacopo Mariani

Evidence Based Policy Making in Europe Conference 2021

The convergence of Cloud, Big Data and AI has already resulted in major transformation across Government services, yet the process of policy making itself is often left behind. Join Policy Cloud, Decido, AI4PublicPolicy, DUET and Intelcomp at the virtual Evidence Based Policy Making in Europe event to explore major challenges, trends and opportunities to improve public sector decision making that will deliver healthier, happier places to live and work.

Digital technologies have changed the world. Today people expect faster, seamless, on-demand services from their providers, and Government is no exception. For effective urban operations which make life easier for residents, workers and visitors, Public Sector decision making needs to become more agile, breaking down data silos to combine day-to-day tactical decisions with longer term policies and strategies. Disruptive technologies such as Digital Twins, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and High Performance Computing (HPC) unlock new opportunities for sustainable decision making through...


Marieke Willems's picture
22 Sep 2021

CESSDA Roadshow: COVID-19 

  • By Marieke Willems

Researchers and Service Providers Discuss EOSC Portal Social Scientific Data Management Tools CESSDA DC™ and CESSDA DMEG™

Join us on 30 September, 14.00-16.00 CEST! In a world beset by challenges, from the COVID-19 pandemic to climate change, the social sciences have never been more important for impartial, evidence-based research and analysis.

The CESSDA™ Roadshow series kicks off with a deep dive on COVID-19, highlighting cross-national datasets and surveys in its Data Catalogue (CESSDA DC™) with a practical guide and demo on how to discover them from UK Data Services. 

Designed as a practical deep dive, bringing together service providers and researchers on how to use and re-use the reservoir of CESSDA™ COVID-19 resources for the social sciences, such as national archive data, surveys and gender-related studies. Participants will learn about real-world examples of fast-track publication and collaboration.

Sessions on the CESSDA Data Management Expert Guide (CESSDA DMEG™) give a practical guide on...


Bert Meerman's picture
22 Sep 2021

EOSC NORDIC Webinar STEP 4 on DOMAIN SPECIFIC METADATA

  • By Bert Meerman

EOSC NORDIC is hosting a follow-up Webinar on FAIRification on THURSDAY  OCTOBER 7 ,  from 10:00 - 12:00
Register via  https://indico.neic.no/event/205/

This event is STEP 4 in a series of webinars, aimed at repositories in the Nordic / Baltic countries who want to improve their "FAIRness".

 

For more information :

Contact  Bert Meerman  ( EOSC Nordic WP 4) at  b.meerman@gofairfoundation.org.

 

 

 

 


Rita Meneses's picture
21 Sep 2021

CoreTrustSeal+FAIRenabling, Capability and Maturity Report – We welcome your feedback

  • By Rita Meneses

FAIRsFAIR has just published the “CoreTrustSeal+FAIRenabling, Capability and Maturity Report”, an updated version of the previous CoreTrustSeal+FAIR Overview and the Draft Maturity Model Based on Extensions and-or Additions to CoreTrustSeal Requirements, both published in August 2020. The report was written for data repositories and received feedback from CoreTrustSeal Board. It presents updates to the FAIRsFAIR alignment of CoreTrustSeal with repository characteristics that enable FAIR data.

Though many of the CoreTrustSeal Requirements contribute to enabling FAIR data, each FAIR Principle is aligned with a single CoreTrustSeal Requirement to streamline the preparation of self-assessment statements and supporting evidence. In this text each “Requirement to Principle” mapping is presented alongside the current iteration of RDA FAIR  Data  Indicators  and  the  current  FAIR  tests  as  implemented  by  the  F-UJI  tool.  Together these provide all the context necessary for a repository to self-assess as a CoreTrustSeal TDR...


Federico Drago's picture
20 Sep 2021

Blue-Cloud at the OSFAIR2021 to discuss the role of Open Science for the ocean

  • By Federico Drago

Dear EOSC community,

The #OSFAIR2021 starts today and the ocean science thematic EOSC Blue-Cloud is taking part in three events!

You can find more details on our website at the page below, join the discussion starting today!
https://www.blue-cloud.org/events/blue-cloud-open-science-fair-2021...


Serenella Muradore Gallas's picture
20 Sep 2021

SSHOC Workshop: Providing canonical training materials for secure data facility professionals

  • By Serenella Muradore Gallas

Dear, 

SSHOC has developed a set of canonical training materials for safe data access facilities to form the basis of their researcher training programme.

Join us at the virtual workshop on 21 September 2021 at 14:30 where Dr Deborah Wiltshire (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences) will discuss the format and development of the training materials, present the materials themselves and how they could be adapted, and invite the participants to discuss the materials in small groups.

The training materials cover a wide range of relevant topics from understanding data access, the Five Safes framework to key statistical disclosure control principles. They are designed so that individual facilities can adapt the content to suit the needs of their service and researchers with minimal additional resource requirements.

This workshop will be particularly relevant to secure data facility professionals who currently deliver or who are considering delivering such training, or who have an interest...


Federico Drago's picture
13 Sep 2021

Shape the future of the Blue-Cloud! Take our short survey now

  • By Federico Drago

The H2020 project Blue-Cloud has taken a step further towards co-designing a collective, community vision for the future evolution of a web-based cyberspace where marine researchers and innovators will come together to share data and engage in Open Science to advance knowledge and sustainability of the Ocean. Have your say in the way this ambitious initiative develops into the future, so it responds to your needs and expectations as a member of the marine and maritime community.

Blue-Cloud is piloting a web-based Open Science cyberspace to service the needs of marine scientists and researchers in the marine domain. This survey was launched to build a vision for its long-term evolution into 2030, generating value and benefits for a much larger user base and for wider stakeholder communities -including not only scientists & researchers, but also Blue Economy SMEs, maritime industries, policy makers, NGOs and ultimately citizens.

Your response to this survey will...


Athina Papadopoulou's picture
10 Sep 2021

Open Research Europe: the framework, the goals, and the developments Webinar

  • By Athina Papadopoulou

Open Research Europe is a new publishing platform launched by the European Commission. The platform provides all Horizon 2020 beneficiaries and their collaborators with an easy, high-quality venue to publish Horizon 2020-funded research at no cost and in full compliance with the Commission’s open access policies.

On 15th October 2021, LIBER will host a webinar – ‘Open Research Europe: the framework, the goals, and the developments’. During this event, attendees will get the opportunity to get acquainted with the ORE platform, learn about its goals and the developments so far. Examples and statistics of current users will also be presented to paint a better picture of the platform’s functionalities and importance.

During the fall of 2020, LIBER & ORE ran a survey to gain insights on the awareness, perception and experience with open practices and tools – with a special focus on research librarians. The results and the insights gained from...


Luigi Colucci's picture
07 Sep 2021

ESCAPE and EOSC Future 2nd Citizen Science Workshop

  • By Luigi Colucci

 

This summer ESCAPE Citizen Science will be running our second online ESCAPE and EOSC Future Citizen Science workshop over three days between September 15th and September 17th. If you have a big dataset that could be usefully mined by human volunteers, then we’re keen to hear from you. At the workshop, you will learn from domain experts how to build a citizen science project from scratch using your data and the Zooniverse citizen science platform. Two hands-on hackdays will allow you to apply the skills you have learned with experienced project builders in attendance to help you get up and running quickly and easily.

Our first workshop focussed primarily on the scientific interests of the ESCAPE collaboration partners and provided a pedagogical introduction to deploying citizen science projects on the Zooniverse platform.We would like the second workshop to have a much broader scientific and social-scientific remit,...


Sara Di Giorgio's picture
02 Sep 2021

Validation workshop of the project on Developing a PoC for a platform monitoring live indicators measuring EOSC readiness

  • By Sara Di Giorgio

We are inviting you to the Validation workshop of the project "Developing a PoC for a platform monitoring live indicators measuring EOSC readiness” on 9 September 2021 from 14:00 to 16:00 CEST.

The validation workshop will be two hours, interactive, online event. The workshop will be articulated in two parts: in the first one we will present the PoC and the lesson learned during its development, while in the second part we will open the floor to participants. Thanks to online interactive tools we will gather comments and guide a group discussion on the future steps towards EOSC readiness monitoring.

The event is carried out as part of the co-creation activities of EOSC-Secretariat and in collaboration with the INFRAEOSC-05 Landscaping Task Force.

The event is free but, to organize it properly, we courtesy ask to register at the link below.

REGISTER NOW!

Once registered you will receive the link...


Iiris Liinamaa's picture
31 Aug 2021

EOSC-Nordic Second General Assembly 29.-30.09.2021

  • By Iiris Liinamaa

EOSC-Nordic Second General Assembly will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark as face-to-face event 29th-30th September 2021.

The second day, September 30th will be the EOSC-Nordic open-to-all General Assembly event where stakeholders are also invited join to hear the project progress and future steps.

Due to covid-19 situation, virtual participation during the second day will be made possible as well.

Read more and register: https://www.eosc-nordic.eu/events/the-eosc-nordic-second-general-assembly/


Rita Meneses's picture
25 Aug 2021

ESCAPE and EOSC Future 2nd Citizen Science Workshop

  • By Rita Meneses

This summer ESCAPE Citizen Science will be running our second online ESCAPE and EOSC Future Citizen Science workshop over three days between September 15th and September 17th. If you have a big dataset that could be usefully mined by human volunteers, then we’re keen to hear from you. At the workshop, you will learn from domain experts how to build a citizen science project from scratch using your data and the Zooniverse citizen science platform. Two hands-on hackdays will allow you to apply the skills you have learned with experienced project builders in attendance to help you get up and running quickly and easily.

ESCAPE first workshop focussed primarily on the scientific interests of the ESCAPE collaboration partners and provided a pedagogical introduction to deploying citizen science projects on the Zooniverse platform.We would like the second workshop to have a much broader scientific and social-scientific remit, so we are...


Bert Meerman's picture
20 Aug 2021

FAIRsFAIR and EOSC Nordic synergy

  • By Bert Meerman

Read the attached FAIR Adoption story :  Interesting cooperation and synergy between FAIRsFAIR and the EOSC Nordic FAIRification project, using an automated FAIR evaluator (F-UJI) to measure the FAIRness of the repository's (meta)data. 

In the EOSC Nordic FAIRification project, we defined a sample size of about 100 repositories, for which we made an effort to evaluate the FAIRness of their (meta)data, with the aim to guide and coach the repositories, over time, to a higher level of FAIRness. The guiding and coaching was done via a number of webinars, whereby we selected specific topics that generated a relatively low FAIRness score and where we felt improvements could be achieved.  In this process, we have made a number of  concrete conclusions that could be helpful for similar projects where data sharing and FAIR are relevant. 

The article is attached as a PDF and also available on Zonodo via the link :  https://zenodo.org/record/5226082#.YR-NRC2iFp9

For more...


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