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The European Open Science Cloud for Research

Leading European initiatives, EUDAT LIBER, OpenAIRE, EGI and GEANT share their joint vision for the European Open Science Cloud for Research which includes eight elements of success for a concrete contribution to the Digital Single Market.

The Open Science Cloud, part of the European Commission’s Digital Single Market Strategy, will empower research data sharing, data stewardship and data reuse in Europe for the benefit of innovation and growth. Today’s joint statement sets out the partners’ strategic vision for the Open Science Cloud’s organisation, sustainability and governance as a contribution towards the practical realisation of the EC’s vision.

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Ghent University

logo_ugentGhent University has a history of being an early bird in Open access philosophy and spreading these ideas further, both on a national and international level. Home university of Herbert van de Sompel, developer of OAI-PMH, Ghent University was the first Belgian university (2003) to have an institutional repository, and has spread this idea through the country on national meetings and conferences. The expertise and enthusiasm allocated in the UGent library team, combined with their geographical and linguistic situation, and wide network, make them well-suited to be the regional OA Helpdesk. They could both offer practical as well as more strategic advice, as far as either the installation of a Helpdesk and the establishment of Open Access policies by repositories are concerned. It can also help setting up deposit guidelines assigned to the needs of researchers and technical teams.

UGent will inform about and guide to scientific communities in Belgium. Large Research centres in Belgium are e.g. ITG, IMEC, VLIZ and of course the universities and higher education schools. In addition, UGent could be a useful partner that builds further on the Belgian network e.g. by building an Open Access website in local languages and serving as a link between Belgium and ERA.

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