TRIPLE Conference 2021 “Empowering Discovery in Open Social Sciences and Humanities” November 22-24, 2021.

The goal of the conference is to create space for discussing the impact, benefits and challenges of discovery services for the social sciences and humanities (SSH) in the European research ecosystem.

We would like to bring together members of the Open Science and SSH communities (researchers, university and library staff) as well as other TRIPLE stakeholders such as publishers, science journalists, SMEs, public authorities and policy makers.

Topics include the nascent GoTriple platform – the innovative multilingual and multicultural discovery solution for the SSH –, crowdfunding in science, business models for Open Science and the role of SSH in the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

Mark your calendar for the “From Here to EOSC” workshop on the 28th September – EOSC synergy

“The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is a hot topic in today’s science world, and national governments are taking more and more steps towards the concept of Open Science. This includes the Dutch government, that has started to monitor the progress and barriers concerning the Dutch data infrastructure and related facilities, which will be presented and discussed during the “From Here to EOSC” workshop organised by DANS in collaboration with the EOSC Synergy project….”

Agreements on Croatian Open Science Cloud Initiative Awarded to Institutions

“The agreements regulate resources and services necessary for the collection, processing, storage, dissemination and availability of research data.

This initiative is the result of years-long joint efforts of many stakeholders from the science and tertiary education in the open science movement, and the initiative was launched with the support of the Ministry of Science and the Croatian Science Foundation.

It creates preconditions for developing the Croatian open science cloud that will enable coordinated development of the country’s e-infrastructure.

 

The initiative will bring together relevant stakeholders in creating required preconditions for the implementation, realisation, and promotion of open science….”

Implementing EOSC together: read the report of the EOSC Symposium 2021 | Trust-ITServices

“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….”

Onboarding Citizen Science and the role of research libraries: barriers and accelerators – Post Event Report | SSHOPENCLOUD

“The workshop Onboarding Citizen Science and the role of research libraries: barriers and accelerators took place on June 23rd 2021 during the LIBER 2021 Annual Conference, which was held online for the second year.

The workshop built on the outcomes of the session “Citizen Science: What it means for SSH and how can multidisciplinarity be achieved?” that took place during the conference “Realising the European Open Science Cloud: Towards a FAIR research data landscape for the social sciences, humanities and beyond.” in November 2020. Taking the results and questions from the previous session to a second level, the workshop aimed at raising awareness on the challenges and opportunities deriving from libraries’ active involvement in Citizen Science in general, but also more specifically in relation to Social Sciences and Humanities. The role of the current workshop is to discuss how to advance SSH progress through participatory research with the help of the research libraries, by identifying barriers and accelerators. Synergies and collaborations will be discussed between the initiatives represented by the speakers and the participants and links between Citizen Science, SSHOC and the EOSC will be further explored….”

EOSC Symposium 2021 Report | Zenodo

Bertacchini, Veronica, Drago, Federico, Flicker, Katharina, Gebreyesus, Netsanet, Grant, Annabel, Jones, Bob, Liinamaa, Iiris, Märkälä, Anu, Marinos-Kouris, Christos, Meerman, Bert, Saurugger, Bernd, & Smith, Zachary. (2021). EOSC Symposium 2021 Report. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5176089

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 the changing EOSC ecosystem and the needs of EOSC stakeholders. The Association is setting up a series of Advisory Groups (AG) with Task Forces (TF) to engage with the EOSC community around priority areas, namely:

Implementation of EOSC
Metadata and Data Quality
Research Careers and Curricula
Sustaining EOSC
Technical Challenges on EOSC

The Symposium was the first opportunity for the Association to present the draft charters of the Task Forces. A key objective of the event was also for the Association to understand what work has been carried out, is in progress, or is planned on the topics of the AGs and TFs. A call for contributions ran throughout May 2021, with a total of 137 applications received. Through presentations, lightning talks, and panels, over 70 community members were able to highlight key findings and recommendations for the AGs and TFs to take into consideration for their work.

Discover the EOSC Portal | YouTube

The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is an ecosystem federating research data infrastructures, interlinking FAIR data and interoperable services to support Open Science in Europe and beyond.

The European Commission launched this long-term initiative to develop a trusted, virtual, federated environment, enabling almost 2 million European researchers to seamlessly store, share, process and re-use FAIR research digital objects across borders and scientific disciplines, thanks to an integrated Authentication and Authorization Infrastructure.

The EOSC Portal is a gateway to information and resources in EOSC. It is an evolving platform, co-developed by key European organisations with the support of the European Commission, EU Member States and Associated Countries.

The EOSC Portal Marketplace is the user interface, allowing researchers to find and access quality services for Open Science. Browse the Catalogue and exploit multidisciplinary resources for research from leading European organisations http://bit.ly/EOSCMarketplace
The Providers Portal enables organisations to register as service providers and onboard their resources into the EOSC Portal http://bit.ly/EOSCForproviders
The EOSC Portal content component offers an overview of the EOSC community, the latest news, upcoming events, as well as training materials for the Portal http://bit.ly/EOSCUsingthePortal

Browse the EOSC Portal and take this opportunity to shape your trusted digital space for research http://bit.ly/EOSCPortal

Presenting RoLECT and its role in the research ecosystem – NI4OS- Europe

Openness, transparency, and inclusiveness are the key principles that have been defined by the EOSC Rules of Participation (RoP) Working Group. Ensuring these principles can be a particularly demanding task when dealing with legal and ethics aspects. In this context, NI4OS-Europe has developed RoLECT tool in order to assist prospective resource providers in verifying adherence to the RoP during the onboarding process of resources to the EOSC ecosystem focusing on the Legal and Ethics Requirements. The tool provides a guided procedure sequence, where the prospective providers are invited to insert all available information so that a potential EOSC resource (service/dataset/other) can be assessed against the current RoP Guidelines. The scope of the assessment focuses on the most basic obligatory requirements. Nevertheless, further obligatory and common requirements may be assessed in specific cases when the nature of the prospective EOSC service requires so.

EOSC-Pillar Business Model Workshop | EOSC-Pillar

“The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) initiative aims to support data-driven research and innovation through shared services and digital facilities enabling archiving, management, access, reuse and further analysis of publicly funded research data and advanced digital objects. Services and digital facilities should operate in accordance with the FAIR principles and policies across disciplines and borders to better deliver scientific and societal benefits. 

Such a vision requires a science-driven shaping strategy, built on a proper understanding of the needs and practices of research communities and organizations and the way these needs are currently satisfied. It also requires understanding of the various challenges and barriers to the development of sustainable business models….

The main objective of this webinar, co-organised by EOSC-Pillar and NI4OS-Europe, is to discuss current practices in business models. The topics cover open data portals, research and e-infrastructures, digital infrastructures, etc. (funding, procurement strategies, service procurement, data access policy, etc.). …”

What is in the EOSC for Arts and Humanities researchers? | DARIAH Open

by Erzsébet Tóth Czifra and Laure Barbot

EOSC (staying for the European Open Science Cloud) is a big acronym, representing the bold vision of enabling all European researchers to deposit, access and analyze scholarly resources beyond borders and disciplines. Over the past years, it has become a central component of European science policy and, since its launch in October 2018, a reality as an infrastructure too. Still, due to the scale, the complexity and the multiple dimensions of the endeavor, it is not easy to gain an accurate overview and translate the offerings of the EOSC into one’s own institution or research setting. In this series of blog posts, we outline concrete ways in which scholarly and service provider communities around DARIAH can interact with the EOSC and the value it holds for them. We also summarize the many ways in which DARIAH already contributes to the EOSC. 

To kick start the series, in the first post we have a look at what the EOSC holds for researchers and, in particular,  Arts and Humanities researchers.

Towards a European Open Science Cloud revolutionising research in the Digital Age

“The European Commission’s annual flagship Research and Innovation event, European Research and Innovation Days, is a key milestone in the implementation of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) as the European Commission (EC) and the newly formed EOSC Association sign a Memorandum of Understanding. This marks the start of the Co-programmed European Partnership on EOSC under the Horizon Europe Framework Programme. The EOSC is a key component towards realising the EC’s Open Science policy, providing a European Research Data Commons where data are findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR), thus enabling interdisciplinary and impactful science in the digital age.

The Partnership between the newly formed EOSC Association and the European Commission has invited representatives of the Member States and Associated Countries (MS/AC) in its governance. It will ensure until at least the end 2030 a coordinated approach from the European Commission, the MS/AC and the stakeholders in investments and initiatives in the EOSC ecosystem. It will also help ensure directionality and complementary commitments and contributions at all levels….”

Open Research Quarterly Update – Issue 2: June 2021

“Hello, and welcome to the June issue of the Open Research Quarterly Update (Digest). Here in the Open Research Services team at Jisc our mission is to help members embrace the benefits of open research by removing barriers, embedding open practices and developing open infrastructure. Much of our focus across Jisc involves working with the sector to negotiate agreements and develop services which underpin open research. This quarter’s update includes numerous examples of this in action.

Publications Router continues to expand its publishers’ contributions, while the Sherpa team have developed a new dataset which will provide details of Transitional Agreements to our users. In addition, Jisc Collections have been working with SCONUL to provide the Unsub dashboard. This month sees the first meeting of the Research Identifier National Coordinating Council (RINCC) on 21st June, which will coincide with the publication of a Cost Benefit Analysis Report, funded by the UK Persistent Identifiers (PIDs) for Open Access project….”