DANS Data Trail Workshop: From Here to the EOSC

Event date:

28 September 2021

Location: Online

On Tuesday, September 28, between 15:30 and 17:00 CEST, the DANS Data Trail Workshop: From here to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) will take place.

Since the online event in November 2020 more steps have been taken on the road to Open Science. The first iteration of a monitor of the progress and barriers concerning the Dutch data infrastructure and related facilities will be presented and discussed with the audience. Do you as a researcher, policy maker or service provider know where we stand and want to provide your insights? Please join this workshop on 28 September from 15.30 to 17.00 PM CEST.

In 2015, the European Commission initiated the process to create a European Open Science Cloud. The EOSC aims to become a “trusted, virtual, federated environment that cuts across borders and scientific disciplines to store, share, process and re-use research digital objects (like publications, data, and software) following FAIR principles”. The EOSC brings together institutional, national and European stakeholders, initiatives and data infrastructures to develop an inclusive open science ecosystem in Europe. The higher goal is that this will lead to new insights and innovations, higher research productivity and improved reproducibility in science.

By 2020, several steps have been taken on the “stairway to the EOSC heaven”. There are a couple of EOSC projects, an EOSC Association, a website full of documents, a list of services to be included in EOSC, but also a lot of promises remain hidden in the clouds. And which gaps and obstacles do you as a researcher, policy maker or service provider observe or experience?

The workshop that is organised in collaboration with the EOSC Synergy project will feature several speakers providing short updates followed by an interactive session using interactive polling.

Part 1: Introductions (45 minutes)

  • Ludek Matyska (Institute of Computer Science, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic) will briefly introduce the EOSC ambitions and provide some background on the gaps between “dream” and “deed”. 5 minutes

  • Valentino Cavalli (Strategy and Innovation Officer, EGI) will reflect on the EOSC maturity and readiness on the basis of landscape analyses in seven countries. 10 minutes. Presentation

  • Peter Doorn (Senior researcher and scientific advisor, DANS) will provide an update of the situation in the Netherlands with respect to Open Science and Open Data, presenting a “dashboard” to monitor the progress. 10 minutes. Presentation

  • Maurice Bouwhuis (Open Science – Research & ICT, SURF) on the NPOS (National Programme Open Science) and the collaboration between SURF and DANS. 10 minutes. Presentation

  • Ellen Leenarts (Research Data Management Specialist, DANS) on the EOSC Association Task Force “Upskilling countries to engage in EOSC”. 5 minutes. Presentation

Part 2: Feedback from the audience (45 minutes)

Using live polling, the participants are invited to provide their insights, hopes and doubts concerning the development of Open Science in The Netherlands and the pathway to the EOSC. How do you interpret the developments and which stumbling blocks do you perceive? The introducing speakers will provide live reactions on the trends received by the audience. Results Mentimeter.

More information

The workshop will be online and held in English. There is no charge for this workshop but registration is obligatory. After registration for this workshop, you will receive the link to the online tool closer to the event.

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Peter Doorn Ph.D.