Changing the way science is done in Europe is the first job in setting up the European open science cloud, a huge shared data repository that will enable data from all publicly-funded research to be freely accessible, according to Dr Juan Bicarregui from the Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK.
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The idea of creating a shared online repository that would make all data from publicly funded research available for anyone to investigate and use, sounds like a laudable and ambitious plan. But how exactly would a European open science cloud (EOSC) work in practice? On 28 and 29 November, data experts, policymakers and scientists gathered in Brussels, Belgium, to discuss the way forward. Horizon went along and here are nine things we learned.
Matthew Viljoen (EGI) has written an article giving an overview of the EOSCpilot Science Demonstrators.
The article has been published on the EGI quarterly newsletter "Inspired", issue 27.
You can read the article on EOSCpilot Science Demonstrators here.
You can read the full Inspired Issue 27 here.
Internation Open Science Conference 2017
Key representatives: Jean-Claude Burgelman, W. Lusoli, P. Brenier, C. Asero, M. Mereshi, R. Von Schomberg
Date: 21-22 March 2017
Location: Berlin, Germany
Éanna Kelly, Science|Business
The Commission wants to knit existing data infrastructures into a shared pan European resource. Agreeing the rules for doing this is a daunting task, says Juan Bicarregui, a member of the expert group that is laying the groundwork