eInfraCentral | Building the EOSC together
On 9-11 October, e-infrastructure service providers, researchers, policy makers and other interested stakeholder will meet at the annual conference Digital Infrastructures for Research 2018 | Serving the user base. The 3rd DI4R conference will take place at the ISCTE University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal.
eInfraCentral (European e-Infrastructure Services Gateway) as the initiative building the service catalogue for the future EOSC portal will be present throughout the programme. EFIS Centre coordinates this project which consortium includes JNPartners Co., the University of Athens, EUDAT, EGI, OpenAIRE, GÉANT and PRACE.
Our joint presentation with EOSC-hub and OpenAIRE-Advance “Building the EOSC together” will take place at 16:30-18:00 on 10 October. It will highlight these core initiatives in the implementation of the European Open Science Cloud, actively contributing to the building of the EOSC service catalogue and portal. eInfraCentral creates a unified online service catalogue where users can search, browse, compare and access e-services. The eInfraCentral standard Service Description Template (SDT) and catalogue will provide the foundation for the catalogue of services to be accessed via the EOSC Portal to be launched in November.
eInfraCentral’s Project Manager Jelena Angelis at 11:30-13:00 on 11 October will convene a session “Innovation for Open Science with SMEs”. It will cover three diverse topics: from a case example of the HUBzero® for building powerful websites that host analytical tools, publish data, share resources, collaborate and build communities in a single web-based ecosystem; to a common approach on Key Performance Indicators to monitor the development of projects and services of research infrastructures and e-Infrastructures, and their commitment to the principles of Open Science; and concluding with a case of Enlighten Your Research (EYR), a program designed to increase the use and awareness of e-infrastructure resources in various fields of research.
The eInfraCentral representatives attending DI4R welcome all the opportunities for bilateral talks with interested parties such as service providers, users of e-infrastructures, virtual research environments, and policymakers. We especially welcome e-infrastructure service provider to explore how their services can be included in the eInfraCentral catalogue of services.
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