On 4 June 2020 the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Partnership proposal was published to help take EOSC forward to the next stage.
The EOSC Partnership will enable a trusted, virtual, federated environment in Europe to store, share and re-use research data across borders and scientific disciplines. It will bring together institutional, national and European initiatives and engage all relevant stakeholders to co-design and deploy a European Research Data Commons where data are Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable (FAIR). This European contribution to a ‘Web of FAIR Data and Related Services for Science’ will enhance the possibilities for researchers to find, share and reuse publications, data, and software leading to new insights and innovations, higher research productivity and improved reproducibility in science.
The full partnership proposal can be downloaded here: https://ec.europa.eu/info/files/european-open-science-cloud-eosc_en
Sarah Jones moves to new role at GÉANT
GÉANT’s EU Liaison Team is set to grow with the addition of Sarah Jones, who joins as EOSC Engagement Manager on 1 July 2020. Sarah joins from the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) where she was most recently Associate Director and has had a long involvement with the DCC’s training and skills activities, including projects such as FOSTER+. The Research Data Alliance (RDA) has benefited from her co-chairing of working groups, contributions to task forces and involvement in the European RDA support project. The international community has also welcomed her positive contributions as co-chair of the EC’s FAIR data expert group and now as an independent member of the EOSC Executive Board. Welcome, Sarah!