5 November 2020: EOSC Synergy Dutch Data Landscape Workshop

Remember the landscape analysis results we published a few weeks ago? In co-location with the EGI Conference 2020, we will zoom in to one of the national results, namely that of the Netherlands, where the conference was initially planned for this fall. Unfortunately the conference had to be turned into a virtual one, and so […]

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3rd All Hands Meeting

Twelve months have past and much has happened! In the 3rd All Hands Meeting, we will not only discuss highlights and updates of past and current activities, but also brainstorm and plan ahead for future endeavors. Initially, we planned the meeting to be in Bratislava, but unfortunately current circumstances won’t allow us to meet physically […]

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EOSC services improving performance and functionality of ten thematic services

EOSC Synergy has identified ten thematic services addressing four scientific areas (Earth Observation, Environment, Biomedicine and Astrophysics). All have identified several EOSC technical services to address some of the challenges and requirements that were not properly fulfilled in their initial versions. The thematic services are currently evolving by adapting EOSC services from the EOSC marketplace. […]

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Intermediate report on technical framework for FAIR principles implementation

One of the latest EOSC Synergy deliverables introduces the initial recommendations for assessing data FAIRness, and ‘FAIR enabling’ data repository features, based on input from FAIRsFAIR and RDA. It also provides a roadmap for implementation of FAIRness checking, including requirements, architecture, and other technical considerations related to Quality Assurance. The intermediate report (D3.3) provides: Requirements […]

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Service QA and Dataverse

Samuel Bernardo (LIP) and Vyacheslav Tykhonov (DANS-KNAW) virtually attended the Dataverse Community meeting, an annual event which is hosted by Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science. Samuel presented a session on behalf of EOSC Synergy on the SQA process in our project, chaired by Vyacheslav. The presentation focused on the Quality baselines and informed about the […]

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EOSC Synergy in the e-IRG May event

EOSC Synergy has participated in the e-IRG May event with the feedback of two researchers involved in the tasks of EOSC Synergy in the areas of Training and FAIR Data adoption.  The work of Prof. Ignacio Blanquer regarding the definition of the Minimum EOSC Competence Skillset has been presented by Natalia Manola as a key highlight in […]

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EOSC position papers – Insights from Regional Projects & Infrastructures

EOSC Synergy, along with EOSC Secretariat, EOSC Nordic, EOSC Pillar, NI4OS-Europe and ExPaNDS, support the EOSC Community with the development and implementation of the European Open Science Cloud initiative, each focusing on specific elements of EOSC. These projects are involved in the so-called INFRAEOSC-05-2018-2019 call, in particular with the subtask INFRAEOSC 5b. As many overlapping […]

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COVID-19 VO Q&A with Ignacio Blanquer

EOSC Synergy supports research related to COVID-19, through the deployment of a Cloud Computing Service based on Galaxy. Now, as a non-technical professional myself, I was very curious to learn more about what this entails. Therefore, I had a short Q&A session with Ignacio Blanquer, EOSC Synergy work package leader on ‘Thematic Services’. Q: What […]

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Synergy at the OER 2020 conference

Earlier this month, Helen Clare presented at the Open Educational Resources 2020 conference on the activities of the EOSC Synergy project around supporting delivery of online training for EOSC. The conference was run online and the session was attended by over 80 people. We aimed to raise awareness of Synergy’s training activities and to get input […]

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White paper on Digital Badge issuing technologies

EOSC Synergy published a white paper on the state-of-the-art of Digital Badge issuing technologies as part of its software quality assurance architecture. The document is available in open access at the Digital.CSIC repository: http://dx.doi.org/10.20350/digitalCSIC/12505 Digital badges are part of the EOSC Synergy strategy towards promoting and rewarding adherence to quality standards and best practices applied […]

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