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 contribution […]

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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 the general […]

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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 is the […]

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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 publishes 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 to software […]

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COVID-19 Galaxy service @EOSC-synergy

An instance of a Galaxy portal for the processing of genomic data has been setup at: https://covid19.eosc-synergy.eu/galaxy The portal is freely accessible and includes data on coronavirae and specially samples from SARS-CoV-2 (COVID19) daily updated from the public international databanks, as well as some key tools for identification of mutations, phylogenetic analysis, sample processing and […]

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COVID-19: Supporting research in challenging times

With the novel COVID-19 Coronavirus, the world is experiencing a variety of challenges. Researchers are working day and night, analysing the outbreak. Open Science, as a whole, has never been more relevant. Nor has the collaborative spirit that persistently remains amongst all of us. In EOSC-synergy we want to do as much as we can […]

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This ancient, secret ingredient will dramatically increase…

By Matti Heikkurinen, EGI …the performance of your research and innovation services. We are of course talking about policy work: ensuring that the developments and services fit the rules and regulations that govern the overall research and innovation processes. Clickbait aside, policy work is typically seen as something similar to a healthy diet, good sleeping […]

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EOSC-Synergy and its 10 thematic services

EOSC-Synergy aims at expanding the uptake of EOSC by building capacities. Thematic services constitute an important part of the project and are the final layer that is exposed to final users. Therefore, the expansion of the capacity of the thematic services will require improved platform services and improved infrastructure services. The thematic services expect to […]

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