Webinar: EOSC-Pillar, National Initiatives Survey Results
The EOSC-Pillar project, coordinated by GARR, will present the results of its national initiatives survey in a webinar to be held on Friday, 3rd of April 2020, at 13:00 CEST.
EOSC-Pillar is one of the four regional projects tasked with the objective of fostering the development of national initiatives on Open Science and Data in the ERA, which will be one of the pillars on which the European Open Science Cloud will build after 2020.
The survey involved more than 2000 institutions in a variety of fields, in order to have a clearer overview of the national initiatives state of the art. The webinar will be a precious opportunity to reflect on the current national landscapes across Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, and Italy, as well as to interact with key members of the EOSC community.
GARR plays a key role coordinating a group of national organisations such as: the University of Vienna from Austria, Ghent University from Belgium, CINES, CNRS, IFREMER, INRA, INRIA and INSERM from France, DKRZ, Fraunhofer, GFZ and KIT from Germany, and CINECA, CMCC, CNR, INFN and Trust-IT from Italy. Moreover, it manages the GARR ICDI (Italian Computing and Data Infrastructure), which involves some among the main Italian research institutes involved in open science.
What is EOSC?
The EOSC is envisioned to offer 1.7 million European researchers and 70 million professionals in science, technology, the humanities and social sciences a virtual environment with open and seamless services for storage, management, analysis and re-use of research data, across borders and scientific disciplines by federating existing scientific data infrastructures, currently dispersed across disciplines and the EU Member States.
EOSC-Pillar is a sort of EOSC in miniature based on a bottom-up approach: the aim is to implement locally EOSC in a scalable and sustainable, so as to be effectively rolled out in other countries. In order to do so, it is necessary that the single national initiatives converge through common policies, FAIR services, shared standards, and technical choices in order to become a catalyst for the science-driven, transnational, open data and open science services offered through the EOSC Portal.