As part of the NI4OS-Europe project, on March 16 and 17, 2020 a second series of webinars called EOSC Promoters was held, attended by four future trainers from Srce. The aim of the webinar was to inform participants about the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) program and its affiliation with the NI4OS-Europe project. The EOSC aims to create a virtual environment that will enable utilities and services to store, manage, analyze and reuse research data for 1.7 million European researchers.
The theme of the first webinar was dedicated to the introduction to EOSC. It was pointed out that the EOSC will form an alliance of existing utilities and services that will be available in one place while all published research data will be regulated according to FAIR principles. All utilities, services and data will be labeled "Data Made in Europe".
The second webinar was devoted to the topic of EOSC infrastructure and services. Participants were introduced to the goals of the EOSC and the current state of development, the process of integrating utilities and services, the various aspects of EOSC integration, and how to promote EOSC within the NI4OS-Europe project.
The third webinar addressed the topic of open science policy, where participants were introduced to ECOS legislation and legal initiatives. The importance of the Rules of Participation (RoP) is emphasized, ensuring a minimum set of rights, obligations and responsibilities of all who manage and participate in EOSC activities, such as users and providers of data and services and entities of the EOSC.
Throughout the three webinars, it has been emphasized that the most important EOSC user group is the researchers, and the dissemination and education activities should go to them to familiarize them with the opportunities and services that will be available and how to use them.
More about the NI4OS-Europe project can be found on the NI4OS-Europe and SRCE websites, while information on the first set of webinars can be found at previous SRCE article and the NI4OS training platform.