Dec. 12, 2018 — The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) has launched during an event hosted by the Austrian Presidency of the European Union. The inauguration marks the conclusion of a long process of consultation and reflection with stakeholders led by the European Commission.
During the event Professor Karel Luyben, representing the European Association of Universities of Technology CESAER, was installed as chairman of the Executive Board of EOSC. Professor Luyben is proud of his appointment to the EOSC: “The EOSC is an important step towards our ambition: to make all research accessible, findable and searchable. It is an honour to be able to contribute to this”. According to him, there is still plenty of work to be done: “Research data is not only about figures, but also about texts, images, sound or algorithms, for example, and that across all scientific disciplines. We have to work hard on international standards in order to be able to share this with each other.” He has a clear ultimate goal in mind: “In ten or twenty years’ time we should no longer be talking about ‘open science’. Then open is simply the norm.”
The event also introduced the new EOSC Portal. The EOSC Portal provides access to data, services and resources. It is a source of up-to-date information about the EOSC initiative, including best practices, governance and user stories. All service providers, research communities and other entities with a stake in EOSC are invited to visit the EOSC Portal and explore how they can benefit from its functionalities.
Source: European Open Science Cloud