EOSC SYNERGY SURVEY ON DATATHON TOOLS

“This survey to landscape datathon tools falls under the framework of the EC-funded EOSC SYNERGY Project https://www.eosc-synergy.eu/

EOSC SYNERGY kicked off in 2019 with the aim to expand the capacity and capabilities of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) by leveraging the experience, effort and resources of national publicly-funded digital infrastructures in Britain, Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Slovakia and the Netherlands.

One package of the Project is exploring the variety of software that support training and manipulation of research datasets. In particular, with this survey our intention is to learn more about existing tools that support the organization of datathon events….”

Politics and Open Science: How the European Open Science Cloud Became Reality (the Untold Story) | Data Intelligence | MIT Press Journals

“It is fair to say note the word FAIR here that realizing se European Open Science Cloud (EOSO IS now part and parcel of the European data science policy In particular since EOSC will be from 2021 in the hands of the independent FOSC association and thus potentially way out of the so-called Brussels Bubble”.

This article will document the whole day of how EOSC emerged in this bubbler as one of the policy intentions to foster Open Science un Europe In addition, it will describe some of the typical non rational Toadblocks on the way to implement EOSC The article will also argue that the only way Europe can take care of its research data in a way that fits the European specificities fully, is by supporting EOSC….”

FAIR metrics and certification recommendations for EOSC | EOSCSecretariat

“Two further reports with recommendations have been released by the FAIR Working Group:

Recommendations on FAIR Metrics for EOSC – https://doi.org/10.2777/70791
Recommendations on certifying services required to enable FAIR within EOSC – https://doi.org/10.2777/127253 …”

Recommendations on FAIR metrics for EOSC – Publications Office of the EU

Abstract:  The Recommendations on FAIR Metrics for EOSC document contains an analysis of activities relevant to the definition of FAIR Metrics in the EOSC context. It makes recommendations on the definition and implementation of metrics, proposes a set of metrics for FAIR data in EOSC to be extensively tested, offers an analysis of gaps and potential opportunities for extension, and defines priorities for future work. The report analyses recent and on-going activities relevant to the definition of FAIR metrics for data and other research objects at the European and international levels, in particular in the FAIRsFAIR project and RDA. It also discusses the maintenance of Turning FAIR into reality Recommendations and Action Plan and of the FAIR guiding principles themselves. It then offers seven recommendations on the definition and implementation of FAIR metrics.

 

EOSC Portal Unveils New and Improved Major Release | EOSC Portal

“EOSC Enhance announced the launch of a new Release of the main entry point to information and resources in the European Open Science Cloud, the EOSC Portal.

The new functionalities, which were geared towards improving the experience for users and providers of the EOSC Portal, were implemented following a requirements gathering campaign carried out within 2020. This EOSC Portal Release is one of the key milestones of the EOSC Enhance project (www.eosc-portal.eu/enhance) and will be followed by minor releases during 2021 as well as by a major release scheduled towards the end of 2021. 

The new release features the new EOSC model for the description of providers and resources, more automated processes especially in onboarding resources to the portal, allows providers more control over their resources, enriches the information for each resource allowing users to make better choices, and supports users with more information such as tutorial and documentation areas for providers. 

Across the portal, feedback mechanisms have also been implemented to allow users and providers to provide feedback to the enhancements implemented in the portal. …”

Launch of Digital Life Sciences Open Call – EOSC Life

“EOSC-Life has launched its first Digital Life Sciences Open Call: A European Open Science Cloud (EOSC-Life) call for projects sharing data, tools and workflows in the cloud. This call offers financial support for projects, to enable life science researchers to connect their research to the cloud, alongside training, advice and assistance from data experts, tool developers and cloud specialists. Proposals should align with the goals of EOSC (European Open Science Cloud) – ie. enabling data sharing for the purpose of furthering scientific research. The project’s overarching aim is to make life science research data publicly available in a FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) way in the EOSC….”

FAIR metrics and certification, rewards and recognition, skills and training: FAIRsFAIR contribution to the EOSC Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda | FAIRsFAIR

“FAIRsFAIR is a key contributor to the ongoing development of global standards for FAIR data and repository certification and to the policies and practices that will turn the EOSC programme into a functioning infrastructure. The project strongly endorses all of the guiding principles already identified as relevant to implementing the EOSC vision, with a special emphasis on the importance of FAIR-by-design tools. The guiding principles are a multi-stakeholder approach; data as open as possible and as closed as necessary; implementation of a Web of FAIR data and related services for science; federation of existing research infrastructures; and the need for machine-run algorithms transparent to researchers)….”

Charting a path to a more open future. . . together – Hanging Together

“Last week, representatives from OCLC Research and LIBER (the Association of European Research Libraries) presented a webinar to kick off the OCLC-LIBER Open Science Discussion Series. This discussion series, which takes place from 24 September through 5 November 2020, is based upon the LIBER Open Science Roadmap, and will help guide research libraries in envisioning the support infrastructure for Open Science (OS) and their role at local, national, and global levels.

OCLC and LIBER had initially planned a collaborative in-person workshop to take place at the OCLC Library Futures Conference (EMEARC 2020) on March 3 in Vienna. But with COVID rapidly advancing globally at that time, the event was cancelled, and we took some time to plan a larger series of webinars and discussions. 

There are a couple of key goals for our collaboration. First of all, our organizations want to jointly offer a forum for discussion and exploration, and to collectively stimulate the exchange of ideas. But secondly, we want this activity to also inform us as we seek to identify research questions that OCLC and LIBER can collaboratively address to advance Open Science. 

The LIBER Open Science Roadmap provides an excellent, well. . . roadmap. . . for this effort. The report calls upon libraries to “advocate for Open Science locally and internationally, to support Open Science through tools and services and to expand the impact of their work through collaboration and partnerships.” …”

DataCite Commons – Exploiting the Power of PIDs and the PID Graph

“Today DataCite is proud to announce the launch of DataCite Commons, available at https://commons.datacite.org. DataCite Commons is a discovery service that enables simple searches while giving users a comprehensive overview of connections between entities in the research landscape. This means that DataCite members registering DOIs with us will have easier access to information about the use of their DOIs and can discover and track connections between their DOIs and other entities. DataCite Commons was developed as part of the EC-funded project Freya and will form the basis of new DataCite services….

We integrate with both the ORCID and ROR (Research Organization Registry) APIs to enable a search for (10 million) people and (100,000) organizations and to show the associated content. For funding, we take advantage of the inclusion of Crossref Funder IDs in ROR metadata. We combine these connections, showing a funder, research organization, or researcher not only their content but also the citations and views and downloads if available, together with aggregate statistics such as numbers by year or content type….”

Support for Repository Certification: Last Chance to Apply | EOSC Portal

“The call launched by the Social Sciences & Humanities Open Cloud (SSHOC) invites applications from Social Science and Humanities repositories interested in receiving support in achieving CoreTrustSeal certification.

SSHOC will create the social sciences and humanities area of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and will facilitate access to flexible, scalable research data and related services streamlined to the precise needs of the social sciences and humanities (SSH) community.

The Social Sciences & Humanities Open Cloud wil also leverage and interconnect existing and new infrastructures from the SSH ERICs to foster synergies across disciplines and expedite interdisciplinary research and collaboration. SSHOC will also set up an appropriate governance model for the SSH area of the EOSC, taking into account the specificities of different sub-domains within the two disciplines….”

Support for Repository Certification: Last Chance to Apply | EOSC Portal

“The call launched by the Social Sciences & Humanities Open Cloud (SSHOC) invites applications from Social Science and Humanities repositories interested in receiving support in achieving CoreTrustSeal certification.

SSHOC will create the social sciences and humanities area of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and will facilitate access to flexible, scalable research data and related services streamlined to the precise needs of the social sciences and humanities (SSH) community.

The Social Sciences & Humanities Open Cloud wil also leverage and interconnect existing and new infrastructures from the SSH ERICs to foster synergies across disciplines and expedite interdisciplinary research and collaboration. SSHOC will also set up an appropriate governance model for the SSH area of the EOSC, taking into account the specificities of different sub-domains within the two disciplines….”

Open Consultation for the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)

“This document sets the draft general framework for future strategic research, development and innovation (RDI) activities to be further defined in the context of the candidate EOSC European Partnership1 proposed under the Horizon Europe Programme. • It uses elements of the candidate Partnership document proposed by the EOSC governing bodies as well as further work by the Executive Board, in order to develop, by October 2020, a first full version of the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) for EOSC. • With the consultation launched on 20 July, the EOSC governing bodies are seeking the views and contributions of different stakeholders on the content of this document through the accompanying questionnaire. The consultation will remain open until 31 August 2020. • The feedback obtained in the consultation process will serve as input for the SRIA. The draft SRIA will be presented at the EOSC Governance Board meeting on 1 October 2020….”

Open consultation for the EOSC Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda | EOSCSecretariat

“Welcome to the EOSC Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) Open Consultation page.

The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is the envisioned federation of research (data) infrastructures that will enable the Web of FAIR Data and Services, help researchers to perform Open Science, and open up and exploit their data, publications and code.

The Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) provides general guidelines to help develop the work programmes for EOSC in Horizon Europe. The SRIA is open for public consultation until 31 August 2020, involving stakeholders from inside and outside the EOSC Community. Research infrastructures, universities, researchers, industry, national and international initiatives, policymakers, citizen scientists are all invited to take part in this collective effort across countries and disciplines.

The consultation takes the form of an online questionnaire (below) where respondents can give their views on topics such as EOSC’s guiding principles, action areas and priorities. This includes information relating to rewarding Open Science practices and skills; standards, tools and services to find, access and reuse results; and shared and federated infrastructures to enable open sharing of scientific results.

Before completing the consultation questionnaire below, respondents are advised to first read the SRIA consultation document which sets out a general framework and provides key information. The questionnaire refers directly to the consultation document.

Complete the online questionnaire below and help shape the content of the Agenda….”