The European Open Science Cloud

Published on June 22, 2017

Interview with Klaus Tochtermann, Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, Kiel, Germany,
recorded at the  BEILSTEIN OPEN SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM (22 – 24 May 2017).

Klaus Tochtermann discusses the European Science Cloud (EOSC) with Carsten Kettner. He describes the concept for the ESOC which is planned to connect current and future research data centers with one another in an eco-system of infrastructures. Also discussed are the standards necessary to make such an eco-system function: standards for metadata, standards for APIs and standards for authentication. He stressed the need for scientists to make their data FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable), to support cross-disciplinary research and re-use. In the EOSC all data should be FAIR. Klaus mentions that in the opinion of the high level expert group on EOSC, about 80% of the reasons that scientists do not share data are cultural, mainly due to the lack of sufficient incentives.

Please have a look at our other videos with some speakers and their standpoints on Open Science:

Challenges for Scientific Databases
Frédérique Lisacek: Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Geneva, Switzerland

The Open Source Chemistry Lab
Matthew Todd: The University of Sydney, Australia

Making Open Science Sustainable for Chemistry
Ian Bruno: Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre, Cambridge, UK

Transfer of Metadata from the Bench to Databases
Henry Rzepa: Imperial College London, UK

Uncertainties in Chemistry
Jeremy G. Frey: University of Southampton, UK

Fly-by-Wire Chemistry
Lee Cronin: University of Glasgow, UK

Libraries in Transformation
Leah McEwen:  Cornell University, Ithaca, USA

Discussion: Retro- and Prospectives on Open Science
Ian Bruno, Stuart Chalk, Martin Hicks, Carsten Kettner, Leah McEwen.

Open Access, Open Data, Open Science, Data Sharing and Big Data are examples of buzz words that are used to describe the new opportunities and demands for sharing and reusing the results of scientific research. This symposium brought together research scientists, data scientists, publishers, funders and other interested parties to review critically current publication practices in chemistry and related sciences.

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