The third edition of the annual Digital Infrastructures for Research (DI4R) conference will be held this year at the University of Lisbon campus in Lisbon, Portugal from 9-11 October.
Building on the success of DI4R2016 (Krakow) and DI4R2017 (Brussels), DI4R2018 promises to be the biggest and best yet. Jointly organised by EOSC-hub, GÉANT, OpenAIRE and PRACE, the event will bring a packed programme of sessions, posters and networking opportunities to Europe’s researchers, developers and service providers – leading to brainstorming and discussions on how best to serve the user base.
We would like to take the opportunity to proudly announce that this year's co-chairs will be Volker Guelzow (from DESY) and Sinéad Ryan from (Trinity College).
Building better collaborative national networks to support Open Science
11 October, 11:30 - 13:00
This session puts forward an interactive world-cafe style workshop which will build on previous joint workshops and meetings to bring together national representatives of identified infrastructures, including OpenAIRE, EOSC-hub, GEANT, PRACE and RDA Europe. Project representatives and national coordinators will discuss how to work together and align on a range of activities, from engaging communities, support activities, outreach, FAIR data, training, open science, and policy. After a series of short introductions by the infrastructures, there will be a chance for updates on the collaboration and a few lightning talks by national representatives to present existing collaborations among their national nodes, highlighting good practices for others. The audience then will have the chance to discuss the status of collaborations inside national nodes; national activities and future possibilities for collaboration, integration, harmonisation; experiences in managing networks and engaging with research communities; gaps in the support of Open Science, and suggest ways of filling these by national or by international initiatives, particularly ones supported by the organiser EOSC-hub, OpenAIRE-Advance, GEANT, PRACE and RDA Europe.
Link to the agenda is available here