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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...


Katrien Witpas's picture
20 Aug 2021

1st EOSC Future RDA Call

  • By Katrien Witpas

EOSC Future launches the first of its RDA Open Calls

As part of the EOSC Future project, the Research Data Alliance (RDA) is launching a call for proposals to improve the technical data frameworks for the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). These proposals should focus on maintaining, optimising and documenting existing frameworks in keeping with RDA’s outputs and recommendations. Applicants can submit their proposal until 29 October 2021, 16.00 CEST via the EOSC Future Grants Platform.

EOSC Future wants to develop a European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) whose technical specificities align with the real-life needs of the EU’s diverse research communities. While many trusted frameworks for FAIR data interoperability already exist, they need to be optimised and documented further to be (re)implemented in EOSC. The RDA Open Calls look to engage the scientific community to improve and document existing frameworks while leveraging existing RDA...


Katrien Witpas's picture
20 Aug 2021

EOSC User SURVEY

  • By Katrien Witpas

The EOSC Future project wants to develop a European Open Science Cloud that can support the shifting needs of the EU’s research communities. To do so, it is looking to understand the day-to-day work culture and habits of its current and potential users. That’s why it is launching its first user survey.

WHO SHOULD RESPOND?
The survey welcomes inputs from everyone in the European research ecosystem. This includes researchers, research librarians, policymakers, higher education administrators or funders as well as citizen scientists. It is also looking to collect insights from any other stakeholders with knowledge of research data practices in general and EOSC in particular.

Above all, this survey hopes to collect responses from scientists in different stages of their careers, from different disciplines and in different European countries to get a better understanding of how they work.

HOW TO RESPOND?
Via the EOSC Portal
...


Federico Drago's picture
16 Aug 2021

Implementing EOSC together: read the report of the EOSC Symposium 2021

  • By Federico Drago

The EOSC Symposium 2021 provided a key engagement opportunity for the EOSC community after the European Open Science Cloud finally entered its highly-anticipated implementation phase in 2021. Delivered online to just under 1,000 EOSC stakeholders from over 63 different countries, this was not only the largest EOSC Symposium yet, but it was also an essential opportunity for convergence and alignment on principles and priorities.

The EOSC Association will play an important role in this phase. With already over 210 member and observer organisations from across Europe, the Association represents a single voice for the advocacy and representation of the broader EOSC Stakeholder community in Europe, promoting alignment of EU research policy and priorities.

The Association will continuously develop the EOSC Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) which will influence future EOSC activities at institutional, national and EU level (including the EOSC-related work programmes in Horizon Europe). This living document will adapt to...


Federico Drago's picture
11 Aug 2021

The EOSC Association for regional and national communities: interviews with the Board

  • By Federico Drago

Over the past few months, the Communications Task Force of the INFRAEOSC-05 Collaboration carried out a series of interviews with the EOSC Association Board of Directors.

EOSCsecretariat.eu supported and coordinated this effort, involving all the four regional projects (EOSC-NordicEOSC-PillarEOSC-Synergy and NI4OS-Europe), which reached out to the President and Directors of the Association in order to collect precious insights relevant to regional and local Open Science communities across Europe.

Topics ranged from the establishment and development of national Open Science initiatives such as ICDI in Italy and NFDI in Germany, to the impact of the pandemic on the evolution and uptake of OS principles in specific regions, with a particular focus on the pivotal role played by the EOSC Association in partnership with the European Commission in the Horizon Europe framework for the next years.

These chats are a great chance for the wider research community to get a clearer understanding of the EOSC vision and roadmap for the next few years.


Iiris Liinamaa's picture
09 Aug 2021

Apply for EOSC Future User Group by 15 September 2021

  • By Iiris Liinamaa

The EOSC Future project is looking for 200+ science champions to help co-design and finetune EOSC services and products. Actors from all scientific fields are encouraged to apply online by 15 September.

EOSC Future is developing a so-called ‘system of systems’ to support European researchers in managing the entire lifecycle of data: from sharing, managing and exploiting their own data to discovering, re-using and recombining the data sets through professionally provided services. To guarantee that this cluster of products and services responds to researchers’ changing real-life needs, active user involvement is key.

That is why EOSC Future is looking for a diverse group of users and stakeholders to help co-create a trusted virtual data environment. Through the EOSC Future User Group, the project will assemble a team of “EOSC champions” from different scientific disciplines across the EU to help test and refine services and products. The User Group will rely on surveys, focus groups, or testbed sessions to validate project outputs.

How to apply
Find out more about eligibility criteria and expected contributions on the EOSC Portal and apply by 15 September 2021.

 


Jonna Helenius's picture
30 Jul 2021

EOSC-NORDIC, FAIRsFAIR, and SSHOC working paper open for public comments

  • By Jonna Helenius

FAIRsFAIR, SSHOC, and EOSC-Nordic projects are all supporting digital repositories in their journey to achieve TDR status. When sharing experiences, the project teams found out that two fundamental TDR concepts are not always easy to understand: preservation and Designated Community. The draft working paper FAIR + Time: Preservation for a Designated Community was prepared in collaboration with the three projects. It seeks to present key concepts and expand on them to specify the standards and assessments required for an interoperable ecosystem of FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable) data preserved for the long term in generalist and specialist FAIR-enabling trustworthy digital repositories (TDR) for a defined designated community of users. 

The working paper is open for public comments untill 30 September. 

Read the full paper here: https://zenodo.org/record/4783116#.YQPM244zY2w


Bert Meerman's picture
29 Jul 2021

FAIR FESTIVAL 2021 - A Great success

  • By Bert Meerman

 

FAIR FESTIVAL 2021 -  Great success 

After three years’ groundwork, the GO FAIR Initiative has grown into a globally active network. The GO FAIR community has become an indispensable part of the international research data landscape as an important driver for the building of a global Internet of FAIR Data and Services. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has initiated the GO FAIR Initiative together with the Science Ministries of France and the Netherlands. In future, GO FAIR offices already in existence or in planning will assume the work of coordination and will support the scientific community in their needs. Representatives from Austria, Brazil, China, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the USA agreed to jointly meet the challenges of research data management and stated their willingness to globally promote the FAIR movement. It remains the goal of the GO FAIR Initiative to foster the culture of...


Federico Drago's picture
23 Jul 2021

Getting to know NFDI, the German National Research Data Infrastructure, with York Sure-Vetter

  • By Federico Drago

Open Science in Europe is constantly evolving, and each country is working hard to ensure an overall improvement of a dynamic environment where researchers can collaborate and thrive. Germany is no exception to this rule, as demonstrated by the major steps recently taken by its newly-established National Research Data Infrastructure, NFDI (Nationale Forschungsdateninfrastruktur), directed by York Sure-Vetter.

Earlier this year, the EOSC-Pillar project already had a first chance to learn more about the Open Science landscape in Germany thanks to EOSC Association Director Klaus Tochtermann.

After collecting some basic knowledge about NFDI, we were absolutely looking forward to hearing more. In the middle of the evaluation of the second round of consortia, and while busy preparing the second NFDI Conference, York Sure-Vetter found time for an insightful tour around the development and status of NFDI and shared his expectations on the future of the initiative.

Read the full interview on EOSC-Pillar


Diego Simoni's picture
23 Jul 2021

Call for researchers to shape the EOSC Future solutions

  • By Diego Simoni

The EOSC Future project is looking for 200+ science champions to help co-design and finetune EOSC services and products.

EOSC Future is an EU-funded project that will develop a European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) to strengthen European science. It will create a virtual environment where researchers can find, share and process interoperable data sets, publications, code and other research outputs. The EOSC environment will also include professional data, computing and storage services to facilitate scientific workflows.

The project looks to create a so-called ‘system of systems’ that will support European researchers in managing the entire lifecycle of data: from sharing, managing and exploiting their own data to discovering, re-using and recombining the data sets of others. To guarantee that this cluster of products and services responds to researchers’ changing real-life needs, active user involvement is key.

That is why EOSC Future is looking for a diverse group of users and stakeholders to help co-create a trusted virtual data environment. Through the EOSC Future User Group, the project will assemble a team of “EOSC champions” from different scientific disciplines across the EU to help test and refine services and products. The User Group will rely on surveys, focus groups, or testbed sessions to validate project outputs.

Do you want to help shape the future of EOSC services while getting free access to select EOSC resources?

EOSC Future is seeking researchers and actors from all scientific fields to closely support the co-design of EOSC.

Submit your application by 15 September to join the EOSC Future User Group


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