“EOSC is Europe’s undertaking to address the rising field of data-driven research in a more efficient way, to break down walls in existing siloed approaches for access to services and all scientific content (publications, data, software, methods) and to further evolve the ways in which researchers are able to collaborate.”

7 October 2019

Our recently published position paper expresses our views on how to (i) strengthen and reinforce Open Science as the modus operandi in EOSC, and (ii) highlight the important role of open scientific communication as a vehicle to deliver Open Science in a trusted and reliable way.
“The European Open Science Cloud is a great and timely opportunity for coordinating our efforts to unleash Europe's potential into making good use and adding value to research data. Collaboration and openness should be in the center to make EOSC work. Open Science - and particularly Open Access to scientific content (publications, data, software) - is now becoming all the more relevant, and we are pleased to see our work in OpenAIRE for the past 10 years fill this gap in EOSC. “ Natalia Manola, OpenAIRE Managing Director.

What is the focus and priorities?

A participatory design where resources are brought together via a shared interoperability framework with an emphasis on B2B sharing for data & services (APIs, standards).
A shared open science policy framework which dictates and applies the rules of how data elements are published, shared and re-used.
An open analytics framework & infrastructure embedded in EOSC by design, gathering all types of usage data for all types of resources (citations, usage events for data, services, software) used for scientific reward.
Use of common scientific communication services as a means for RIs and national e-infrastructures to achieve open science across disciplines, in a horizontal and cost-effective way.
An interlinked graph of all EOSC resources as a core, shared asset of EOSC used for discovery, transparency, reproducibility and monitoring.
A pervasive training infrastructure accompanying EOSC at every step, aligning certified trainers via common learning materials, tools, practices.

How is OpenAIRE relevant?

No single organization in a national settting is able to fulfil the EOSC vision. EOSC will therefore converge national support structures bringing all players together in a collaborative arrangement. Open Science national coordination should be an integral part of any such national structure, placing OpenAIRE's network of 34 National Open Access Desks (NOADs) at the centre to deliver policies-services-training.
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