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Over 300 people will gather in Brussels today for the first Stakeholder Forum of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). The European Open Science Cloud will bring together existing scientific data infrastructures to offer Europe’s researchers and science and technology professionals a virtual environment with open and seamless services for storage, management, analysis and re-use of research data.
How are authors of journal articles paying Open Access fees or Article Processing Costs? What is the administrative burden for authors? And do their research organisations have an accurate overview of all these payments?
Knowledge Exchange has just published two new open access journal reports, both based on their recent study carried out among authors of six research organisations.
The European Open Science Cloud for Research pilot project (EOSCpilot) project is supporting the first phase in the development of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) as described in the EC Communication on European Cloud Initiatives.
This is your chance, through this 2nd (and last) Open Call for Applications, to take part in the exciting EOSCpilot project, started in January 2017, as one of the Science Demonstrators.
The Open Science Policy Platform has adopted consensual reports on the European Open Science Cloud governance and on Open Access Publishing in Europe. The report on EOSC includes recommendations on governance and financial schemes, while the report on Open Science Publishing gives recommendations on how to implement open access publishing in Europe by 2020.
The First Call for Science Demonstrators to the EOSCpilot (European Open Science Cloud for Research pilot) received 30 applications from 86 institutions in 19 countries, with challenging projects that would help to define the infrastructure needed by European researchers, while showing the scientific excellence and societal impact that could be achieved by EOSC (European Open Science Cloud). Following peer review, five of these proposals were selected to receive 12 months support starting from 1 July 2017.
The EOSC Summit took place in Brussels, on the 12th of June, collecting 120 invited experts and key players in the European Open Science Cloud. The Summit was the “moment of commitment to the EOSC”, as clearly highlighted by director-general Robert-Jan Smits during the day.
Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, introduced the event with an inspiring explanation of its visionary idea on the role of the EOSC as 'The New Republic of Letters'
EOSCpilot & DI4R, together!
We are happy to announce that the DI4R2017 (Digital Infrastructure for Research, 2017 edition) will take place on the 30th November and 1st December, right after the EOSCpilot 1st Stakeholder Event - at the SQUARE, in Brussels city center.
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European E-Infrastructure Services Gateway project (eInfraCentral http://einfracentral.eu/) aims to gather structured information about all digital services for research from independent providers to create a single entry point to European e-infrastructure services. This survey is designed for digital service providers, their users, customers and interested stakeholders to help to solicit requirements and needs for the development of a common e-infrastructure service catalogue in Europe.
There are decades of lessons learnt and resources to build upon … where does the EOSCpilot project fit in?
According to a recent article in The Economist, the world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data. Today Europe is the largest worldwide producer of scientific data, but an insufficient and fragmented infrastructure means that data is not being exploited to its full potential.