What is the European Open Science Cloud?*
The idea of a European Open Science Cloud(EOSC) took shape in 2015, as a vision of the European Commission of a large infrastructure to support and develop open science and open innovation in Europe and beyond.
The EOSC is projected to become a reality by 2020 and will be Europe’s virtual environment for all researchers to store, manage, analyse and re-use data for research, innovation and educational purposes.
Co-designing the European Open Science Cloud: The Role of Social Sciences and Humanities
The European Alliance for Social Sciences and Humanities (EASSH) in collaboration with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Infrastructures (DARIAH-EU, CLARIN, CESSDA) strongly advocate the role Social Sciences and Humanities researchers should have in designing and shaping EOSC and its functionalities. In advance of the European Open Science Summit Event, held on June 11, 2018, they collaboratively prepared a Position Paper inviting the EU Commission, the Council and the Parliament to ensure that all stakeholders can effectively contribute with their knowledge and experience in building EOSC.
Under the lead of EASSH, DARIAH-EU and other RI’s argue that SSH researchers, with a focus on people and society, have the experience and a full skill-set to be fully able to contribute in this process by:
- Tackling diversity and outlining interoperability of data: The research fields identified under the umbrella of SSH are highly diverse and present inherently heterogeneous, inter-disciplinary landscapes.
- Pooling together services for science, such as data storage and HPC analytics meaning reduced costs for all participants in the EOSC: SSH Research Infrastructures can combine data and e-infrastructure services – especially in distributed environments. They are constantly working on smart solutions for the efficient integration of such services.
Read the Position Paper here: http://www.eassh.eu/n/eassh-position-paper-eosc-summit