Nine things we now know about the European open science cloud

Publié le 5 décembre 2017, par Thérèse Hameau

The idea of creating a shared online repository that would make all data from publicly funded research available for anyone to investigate and use, sounds like a laudable and ambitious plan. But how exactly would a European open science cloud (EOSC) work in practice ? On 28 and 29 November, data experts, policymakers and scientists gathered in Brussels, Belgium, to discuss the way forward. Horizon went along and here are nine things we learned.

1. Open science is a fundamental change in the way science is done
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2. There is a lot of data out there
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3. Science demonstrators are showing where the problems lie
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4. The EOSC could be used for everything from cancer research to archaeology
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5. How to make data FAIR was the question on everybody’s lips
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6. The world怙s `iwgest data repository will not own any data
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7. New legislation is set to change the way data is handled
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8. Open science cloud researchers are humans too
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9. There’s more money on the way
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