Future Open Science services for scientific communities - AGENDA

The workshop "Future Open Science Services for Scientific Communities" will take place in Berlin (Germany), on October 24th 2017.

The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is a new flagship European Commission initiative that aims to accelerate and support the current transition to more effective Open Science and Open Innovation in the Digital Single Market. It should enable trusted access to services, systems and the re-use of shared scientific data across disciplinary, social and geographical borders. The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) aims to deliver joined-up, intuitive Open Science services that integrate seamlessly into research workflows. But what services do scientific communities want and need? What do they already know about the EOSC, and what are their hopes and expectations for it? And how can Infrastructures like OpenAIRE best evolve to optimally integrate with this new Open Science ecology?

This workshop, jointly run by the EOSCpilot project and OpenAIRE Germany, will address researchers from diverse scientific communities, as well as research administrators and libraries, to present the EOSC vision, its first phase of implementation via the EOSCpilot project, and OpenAIRE’s services for Open Science.

It will be a forum for dialogue, serve to collect participants feedback about expectations, challenges and issues that still need to be tackled, and will help both EOSCpilot and OpenAIRE to shape their future developments according to real researchers' needs.

The workshop will be hosted by the Humboldt Universität, at its Auditorium in Geschwister-Scholl-Str. 1/3

Please find below the workshop agenda.


Registration 9.00 - 9.30
Welcome & Workshop aims - Andreas Degkwitz, Head of the Humboldt University Library 9.30-9.45
Keynote speech - Sabina Leonelli, University of Exeter 9.45-10.30
Coffee break 10.30-11.00
The EOSC and the EOSCpilot - Simone Sacchi, LIBER EU Project Manager 11.00-11.30
OpenAIRE - Open Science Services and Infrastructures - Jessica Rex, OpenAIRE National Open Access Desk for Germany, University of Konstanz 11.30-12.00
Panel discussion on the needs of specific research communities

chair: Laurent Romary - DARIAH.EU and INRIA


  • Anna Krystalli, University of Sheffield
  • Katja Meyer, Technical University Much, Zentrum Soziale Innovation Wien
  • Fruszina Molnar-Gabor - Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities 
  • Wouter Los, University of Amsterdam
Networking lunch 13.15-14.15
Breakout sessions
  • Bianca Kramer, Jeroen Bosman: EOSC as a commons? [slides]
  • Angus Whyte: Data stewardship - what are the skills gaps and where to fill them? [slides+documentation]
  • Lars Holm Nielsen: Zenodo [slides]
  • Jessica Rex: OpenAIRE Connect - the Dashboard for Research Communities [slides]
Coffee break 15.15-15.45
Breakout session 15.45-16.45
Conclusions/Goodbye 16.45-17.00