The European Open Science Cloud holds its first Stakeholder Forum
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.
Following the “EOSC summit” in June and the “EOSC Declaration” in October, the Stakeholder Forum will give a broad section of the European research community the opportunity to help chart the course towards a concrete and sustainable EOSC. This event aims to identify the first steps and building blocks to make European Open Science a user-friendly reality.
The event will communicate the early results of the EOSCpilot project and collect feedback on the pilot's findings in order to identify possible EOSC features and identify early viable products that can deliver European added value.
By comparing ideas in panel discussions, it will prioritize the implementation roadmap with stakeholders identifying the steps they believe are most urgently necessary to build the EOSC. The forum will also provide an opportunity to share good practices and information about local initiatives for fostering Open Science which could be generalized in the EOSC and discuss possible governance, funding and business models for it.
The event is being run by the EOSCpilot project of the EC Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Grant Agreement no 739563.