“Virtual SciDataCon 2021 is organised around a number of thematic strands. This is the third of a series of announcements presenting these strands to the global data community. Please note that registration is free, but participants must register for each session they wish to attend.
For some time there has been recognition of the need for investment in domain specific research infrastructures at a national and sometimes regional level. In recent years, in some countries and regions, there has been a move towards research infrastructures that are both vertically and horizontally integrated: vertically, in the sense that they aim to bring generic e-infrastructure closer to research communities’ needs; horizontally, in the sense that they explicitly aim, by embracing principles of Open Science and FAIR data, to better facilitate interdisciplinary research. Examples include, but are not limited to, the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), the China Science and Technology Cloud (CSTCloud), the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC), the Malaysian Open Science Platform, the African Open Science Platform, the planned broadening of LA Referencia in Latin America, as well as Canada’s NDRIO and Germany’s NFDI The major international data organisation that collaborate in Data Together have complementary activities to define a model for Open Research Commons and to encourage cooperation, alignment and interoperability between Open Science Clouds….”