Position Papers

Author(s): Johannes Keizer, eROSA Project

In 2030 food systems will produce healthy nutritious foods, produced through a input-efficient methods and supporting a thriving environment. Food Systems will operate as collaborative networks, that are constantly improving to improve their economic, environmental and social performance for all actors in the network, and those food systems can be region specific, in local territories, but also global.


Author(s): Sune Rastad Bahn, Group Leader Data Systems & Technologies, European Spallation Source, ERIC

This paper presents the position of the Photon and Neutron Open Science Cloud (PaNOSC) H2020 cluster project of 6 ESFRI and ERIC organisations with respect to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). The 6 organisations are ESRF, XFEL.EU, ELI, CERIC-ERIC, ILL and ESS. These organisations are state of the art large scale instruments for photon, neutron and laser science.


Author(s): Professor Iain W. Mattaj, FRS, FMedSci, Chair of the EIROforum Council, Bob Jones, EC projects coordinator, CERN

As the interest in open science increases within the research communities we support, the need to train scientists and other concerned parties on how to introduce open science concepts and FAIR data principles into daily research work becomes more pressing.

The EIROforum members are willing to incorporate open science and FAIR principles into their already existing training programmes.


Author(s): Prof Ronald Stolk, CIO University of Groningen, FAIR team Groningen: Teijo Doorkamp, Morris Swertz, Salome Scholtens, Marijke Verheij

The use of Big Data gets increasingly important in all aspects of science and society. The amount of data has expanded enormously, so today’s challenge for research and policy making is getting access to data rather than collecting them.
Access and expertise on (Big) Data is therefore critical for the success of the European Open Science Cloud.


Author(s) : Angus Whyte, Digital Curation Centre, University of Edinburgh

The EOSC should offer the infrastructure for 'as-a-service' approaches to offer training and other forms of skills development on a flexible basis, meeting requirements to enhance competences on-the-job and build relevant curricula for a new generation of data professionals. As in other areas of EOSC service provision, we should expect an open approach to training provision, and the means for users to find relevant provision.


Author(s): Sy Holsinger, EGI Foundation

It is essential that the EOSC uses a set of defined terms and concepts that can ensure clarity between all parties involved. FitSM is a lightweight service management standard that was an output of an EU-funded FP7 project called FedSM, which offers both formal vocabulary and requirements as well as implementation guidance through activities, roles, templates, samples and a maturity assessment (www.fitsm.eu).