The EOSC from the point of view of Research Infrastructures and collaborations

28 Nov 2017

The EOSC from the point of view of Research Infrastructures and collaborations

Chair Name and Organisation
Tiziana Ferrari, EGI Foundation


Panellists Names and Organisation



12:00-12:10 Scope setting [Tiziana Ferrari]
12:10-12:30 A perspective on EOSC from the environmental RIs: ENVRI+ report [Massimo Cocco, INGV]
12:30-12:50 The roadmap & vision for an open e-science infrastructure for agriculture as a work in progress [Johannes Keizer, eRosa Project]
12:50-12:10 FAIR data and data&compute access interoperability needs in Astronomy/Astrophysics/Astroparticle Physics [Fabio Pasian, INAF]

14:15-14:35 EOSC contributions from the Photon and Neutron Sciences: opportunities and challenges [Sune Rastad Bahn, ESS ERIC]
14:35-14:55 EOSC contributions and needs: the PARTHENOS perspective [Fabio Niccolucci, PIN and Università di Firenze]
14:55-15:15 INSTRUCT-ERIC: requirements and possible contributions to the EOSC [Antonio Rosato, Centro di Risonanze Magnetiche - Università di Firenze]
15:15 - 15:35 EIROForum position on EOSC [Bob Jones, CERN]



Description of the session

According to the EOSC Declaration, users “should see the EOSC as a one-stop-shop to find, access, and use research data and services from multiple disciplines and platforms. Services and functionalities shall be user driven and determined by clear use cases. Intermediary users and other brokers of end-users' demand – IT departments, umbrella associations, community networks – should assist data scientists and ICT specialists in the identification of key requirements for EOSC services”.

This session will focus on EOSC as delivery channel of federated services and capabilities for research and open science.

The purpose of this session is to bring the voice of research collaborations and ESFRI research infrastructures on EOSC, acknowledging the double role these these play in EOSC: providers of research data, adding value services and other thematic capabilities, and users.


 Focus of the session

  1. What are the services that your research collaboration would benefit from as consumer of EOSC? What criteria and requirements should these services meet?
  2. Do you envisage the need of "core" services that EOSC could provide with central coordination (for example to take advance of economies of scale, ensure sustainability and harmonization across different providers)?
  3. What policies, services and resources could your research community provide for sharing, access and use through the EOSC?
  4. What is the role of Research Infrastructures in defining EOSC FAIR implementation guidelines?

Research community representatives will be invited to present their position on one or more of the topics mentioned above. A panel will follow to discuss emerging positions and issues with the audience.