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The EOSC as a ‘skills commons’ providing FAIR training for FAIR data stewardship
|The EOSC as a ‘skills commons’ providing FAIR training for FAIR data stewardship|
|Let's meet at: 09:00 - 13:00, Room: Lagos | 25 Jan 2018|
|Session Chairs: Angus Whyte (Digital Curation Centre), Gergely Sipos (EGI) and Ellen Leenarts (DANS)|
|Session Co-Chair: Marjan Grootveld (DANS)|
|You can't miss it if you are concerned with skills development to shape the role of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) in building data stewardship skills capacity and recognition. Research institutions, domain-specific infrastructures and e-infrastructures all need to nurture skills to ensure research outputs are findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR).|
More info on the session:
The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is an initiative from the European Commission to drive Open Science and provide researchers with a trusted virtual environment enabling open and seamless services for data storage, management, analysis, sharing, and re-use, across disciplines. This needs skills, both on the part of researchers and others involved in providing the services. Data stewardship is one of the key skill sets to enable the EOSC.
Stewardship involves professional development across various roles; from data managers, software engineers, to data scientists and researchers generally. Infrastructures, institutions and all kinds of organisation involved in research and its application need to develop stewardship skills to support data science and digital humanities, and to perform and apply research as openly as possible towards the innovation of new products and services. The EOSC will offer an environment to do just that. Its skills development agenda is being shaped by needs and gaps reported by the European Commission’s Open Science Skills Working Group, and articulated in the EOSC Declaration.
Since data stewardship is one of the most significant gaps, the EOSCpilot project is recommending options to address a number of issues in this area. These include: the relevant competences for the roles concerned; whether and how FAIR principles can be applied to training, and the scope of training-as-a-service in EOSC.
The EOSC is taking shape now, and we invite trainers and others interested in skills development to discuss these questions and other key factors that help or hinder development of individual competences and capabilities for their users and their organisations.
09.00 – 09.45 Introduction: aims and structure of the event (Kevin Ashley, DCC - Presentation)
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.00 Live poll and breakout groups
Group 2. How can EOSC assist research performing organisations to develop the competences and capabilities for open data science?