Launch of Digital Life Sciences Open Call – EOSC Life

“EOSC-Life has launched its first Digital Life Sciences Open Call: A European Open Science Cloud (EOSC-Life) call for projects sharing data, tools and workflows in the cloud. This call offers financial support for projects, to enable life science researchers to connect their research to the cloud, alongside training, advice and assistance from data experts, tool developers and cloud specialists. Proposals should align with the goals of EOSC (European Open Science Cloud) – ie. enabling data sharing for the purpose of furthering scientific research. The project’s overarching aim is to make life science research data publicly available in a FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) way in the EOSC….”

FAIR metrics and certification, rewards and recognition, skills and training: FAIRsFAIR contribution to the EOSC Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda | FAIRsFAIR

“FAIRsFAIR is a key contributor to the ongoing development of global standards for FAIR data and repository certification and to the policies and practices that will turn the EOSC programme into a functioning infrastructure. The project strongly endorses all of the guiding principles already identified as relevant to implementing the EOSC vision, with a special emphasis on the importance of FAIR-by-design tools. The guiding principles are a multi-stakeholder approach; data as open as possible and as closed as necessary; implementation of a Web of FAIR data and related services for science; federation of existing research infrastructures; and the need for machine-run algorithms transparent to researchers)….”

Charting a path to a more open future. . . together – Hanging Together

“Last week, representatives from OCLC Research and LIBER (the Association of European Research Libraries) presented a webinar to kick off the OCLC-LIBER Open Science Discussion Series. This discussion series, which takes place from 24 September through 5 November 2020, is based upon the LIBER Open Science Roadmap, and will help guide research libraries in envisioning the support infrastructure for Open Science (OS) and their role at local, national, and global levels.

OCLC and LIBER had initially planned a collaborative in-person workshop to take place at the OCLC Library Futures Conference (EMEARC 2020) on March 3 in Vienna. But with COVID rapidly advancing globally at that time, the event was cancelled, and we took some time to plan a larger series of webinars and discussions. 

There are a couple of key goals for our collaboration. First of all, our organizations want to jointly offer a forum for discussion and exploration, and to collectively stimulate the exchange of ideas. But secondly, we want this activity to also inform us as we seek to identify research questions that OCLC and LIBER can collaboratively address to advance Open Science. 

The LIBER Open Science Roadmap provides an excellent, well. . . roadmap. . . for this effort. The report calls upon libraries to “advocate for Open Science locally and internationally, to support Open Science through tools and services and to expand the impact of their work through collaboration and partnerships.” …”

DataCite Commons – Exploiting the Power of PIDs and the PID Graph

“Today DataCite is proud to announce the launch of DataCite Commons, available at https://commons.datacite.org. DataCite Commons is a discovery service that enables simple searches while giving users a comprehensive overview of connections between entities in the research landscape. This means that DataCite members registering DOIs with us will have easier access to information about the use of their DOIs and can discover and track connections between their DOIs and other entities. DataCite Commons was developed as part of the EC-funded project Freya and will form the basis of new DataCite services….

We integrate with both the ORCID and ROR (Research Organization Registry) APIs to enable a search for (10 million) people and (100,000) organizations and to show the associated content. For funding, we take advantage of the inclusion of Crossref Funder IDs in ROR metadata. We combine these connections, showing a funder, research organization, or researcher not only their content but also the citations and views and downloads if available, together with aggregate statistics such as numbers by year or content type….”

Support for Repository Certification: Last Chance to Apply | EOSC Portal

“The call launched by the Social Sciences & Humanities Open Cloud (SSHOC) invites applications from Social Science and Humanities repositories interested in receiving support in achieving CoreTrustSeal certification.

SSHOC will create the social sciences and humanities area of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and will facilitate access to flexible, scalable research data and related services streamlined to the precise needs of the social sciences and humanities (SSH) community.

The Social Sciences & Humanities Open Cloud wil also leverage and interconnect existing and new infrastructures from the SSH ERICs to foster synergies across disciplines and expedite interdisciplinary research and collaboration. SSHOC will also set up an appropriate governance model for the SSH area of the EOSC, taking into account the specificities of different sub-domains within the two disciplines….”

Support for Repository Certification: Last Chance to Apply | EOSC Portal

“The call launched by the Social Sciences & Humanities Open Cloud (SSHOC) invites applications from Social Science and Humanities repositories interested in receiving support in achieving CoreTrustSeal certification.

SSHOC will create the social sciences and humanities area of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and will facilitate access to flexible, scalable research data and related services streamlined to the precise needs of the social sciences and humanities (SSH) community.

The Social Sciences & Humanities Open Cloud wil also leverage and interconnect existing and new infrastructures from the SSH ERICs to foster synergies across disciplines and expedite interdisciplinary research and collaboration. SSHOC will also set up an appropriate governance model for the SSH area of the EOSC, taking into account the specificities of different sub-domains within the two disciplines….”

Open Consultation for the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)

“This document sets the draft general framework for future strategic research, development and innovation (RDI) activities to be further defined in the context of the candidate EOSC European Partnership1 proposed under the Horizon Europe Programme. • It uses elements of the candidate Partnership document proposed by the EOSC governing bodies as well as further work by the Executive Board, in order to develop, by October 2020, a first full version of the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) for EOSC. • With the consultation launched on 20 July, the EOSC governing bodies are seeking the views and contributions of different stakeholders on the content of this document through the accompanying questionnaire. The consultation will remain open until 31 August 2020. • The feedback obtained in the consultation process will serve as input for the SRIA. The draft SRIA will be presented at the EOSC Governance Board meeting on 1 October 2020….”

Open consultation for the EOSC Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda | EOSCSecretariat

“Welcome to the EOSC Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) Open Consultation page.

The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is the envisioned federation of research (data) infrastructures that will enable the Web of FAIR Data and Services, help researchers to perform Open Science, and open up and exploit their data, publications and code.

The Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) provides general guidelines to help develop the work programmes for EOSC in Horizon Europe. The SRIA is open for public consultation until 31 August 2020, involving stakeholders from inside and outside the EOSC Community. Research infrastructures, universities, researchers, industry, national and international initiatives, policymakers, citizen scientists are all invited to take part in this collective effort across countries and disciplines.

The consultation takes the form of an online questionnaire (below) where respondents can give their views on topics such as EOSC’s guiding principles, action areas and priorities. This includes information relating to rewarding Open Science practices and skills; standards, tools and services to find, access and reuse results; and shared and federated infrastructures to enable open sharing of scientific results.

Before completing the consultation questionnaire below, respondents are advised to first read the SRIA consultation document which sets out a general framework and provides key information. The questionnaire refers directly to the consultation document.

Complete the online questionnaire below and help shape the content of the Agenda….”

Consultation for EOSC Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda open until 31 August – ERA Portal Austria

“The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) recently launched an open consultation on its Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda (SRIA) which will provide general guidelines to help develop the work programmes for EOSC in Horizon Europe. Stakeholders from inside and outside the EOSC Community,  Research infrastructures, universities, researchers, industry, national and international initiatives, policymakers, citizen scientists are all invited to take part in this collective effort across countries and disciplines.

The consultation takes the form of an online questionnaire (below) where respondents can give their views on topics such as EOSC’s guiding principles, action areas and priorities. This includes information relating to rewarding Open Science practices and skills; standards, tools and services to find, access and reuse results; and shared and federated infrastructures to enable open sharing of scientific results….”

CoVis – Discover reliable COVID-19 research

“For the development of therapeutics and vaccines for COVID-19, scientists depend on reliable research results. To support them, Open Knowledge Maps and ReFigure have launched CoVis: a curated knowledge map of seminal works on COVID-19 from eight critical areas of biomedical research. The knowledge map is constantly evolving thanks to the collective editing of subject-matter experts.

CoVis enables you to spend less time reviewing coronavirus literature and more time on your research….

Unless otherwise noted, all content on CoVis is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. The CoVis database is made available under CC0 (Public Domain Dedication). Our software is open source and hosted on Github….”