The European project Skills4EOSC (Skills for the European Open Science commons: creating a training ecosystem for Open and FAIR science), for the creation of a pan-European network of competence centres to disseminate a real culture of open science, through the development of methodologies, activities and training resources to accelerate the updating of European researchers and professionals in the management of scientific data, has started.
The project, funded under the Horizon Europe framework programme, began on 1 September and will run for three years. Led by GARR, the consortium brings together 44 partners, representing the main experiences of national, regional, institutional and thematic competence centres for open science and scientific data management in 18 European countries (Italy, the Netherlands, France, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, Macedonia, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Poland, Sweden, Estonia, and Spain).
The aim is to unify the current training landscape into a common and reliable ecosystem.
ICDI played an essential role in the elaboration of the project and ten ICDI members are part of the consortium: in addition to the GARR coordinator, the CNR, INFN, INGV, University of Turin, Turin Polytechnic, the Foundation of the Italian Institute of Technology, the University of Milan-Bicocca, the University of Trento, and the Foundation of the Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change participate. The Italian competence centre is a good practice at the European level and will be developed and enhanced through Skills4EOSC. On 21 and 22 September, the project partners will meet in Pisa for the kick-off meeting to present and finalise the work plan for the coming months.