e-IRG workshop / webinars next week

19 May 2020
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Dear all,
e-IRG is oragnising 3 webinars next week, some of which also have a data or
skills perspective. See information below (registration is required).
Best wishes,
From: Allprojects <***@***.***
> On Behalf Of Jan Wiebelitz
Sent: Thursday, May 14, 2020 5:59 PM
To: ***@***.***
Subject: [Allprojects] e-IRG workshop addressing top challenges for the
development of the European Research Area
Dear colleagues,
the e-IRG Workshop will take place as a series of three webinars on 25 and
26 May, organised within the framework of Croatia's Presidency of the
Council of the European Union by the e-IRG secretariat and the University of
Zagreb, the University Computing Centre (SRCE) with the support of the
Croatian Ministry of Science and Education.
Each webinars will address one of the key challenges of e-Infrastructures
within the new ERA: future skills, partnerships and FAIR data. In these
virtual sessions participants are given the opportunity to interact with the
speakers as well.
The registration is open:
http://e-irg.eu/workshop-2020-05-registration-online. The e-IRG secretariat
will provide you with connection details for the webinar soon after
Grand challenges of e-infrastructures within the new ERA

25th May afternoon webinar
(14:00 - 15:45 CET)
Topic: Future skills in the new European Research Area
This session addresses the future skills in the new ERA landscape, which are
required to produce, circulate and use research-based knowledge. They are
critical for the improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the
overall European research and have an impact on educational ecosystems to
overall market and societal benefits. The session addresses the context of
skills development in the changing European e-Infrastructure landscape and
its effects on national and regional employment contexts.
This session will try to answer questions like: What are the required future
skills in Digital Europe? And what is needed in terms of new skills so that
the added value of open data and data sharing can be exploited? What kind of
skills development is needed? What changes have had a big impact on the
development of learning and teaching in the past and which are to be
expected in the future? What is it needed to keep higher education relevant,
valuable and inclusive, in particular for higher education, research and
Moderator: Ignacio Blanquer, e-IRG delegate from Spain
Croatian State Secretary - Tome Anticic
EOSC WG Skills Chair - Natalia Manola
NI4OS-Europe - Sonja Filipovska
ELIXIR Training - Fotis E. Psomopoulos
26th May morning webinar
(10:00 - 11:30 CET)
Topic: Empowering the e-Infrastructure partnerships in ERA
Partnerships are getting into the focus of attention in Europe as a means
for funding, coordination and sustainability of pan-European projects and
initiatives and distribute the inherent risk of these undertakings. This
session aims to address the practical benefits of joint activities in a
federated environment like the European Research Area. A dedicated focus of
the session is on partnerships in the European e-Infrastructure area and in
particular for the envisaged EOSC partnership.
This session will try to answer questions like: What do we want to achieve
with the EU partnerships? And what are the main issues from MS/AC
perspectives and EC? E.g. Governance, funding, voting. Or others
stakeholders’ perspectives? What is the current state of EuroHPC and EOSC
and how is their cooperation foreseen?
Moderator: Matthew Dovey, JISC
DG CONNECT - Liina-Mari Munari
EOSC GB - Hans-Josef Linkens
SURF,NL - Erik Fledderus
26th May afternoon webinar
(14:00 - 15:30 CET)
Topic: Making the data and services FAIR with the focus on current
The implementation of the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable,
Reusable) principles are core of the European Open Science Cloud to provide
an infrastructure to facilitate Open Science for all researchers in Europe.
With the implementation of the FAIR principles Europe has the chance to
further their uptake and provide an example for a paradigm change to
science. The current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic has underlined the
importance of interoperability between data-holders, and the relevance of
accessing data in order to share knowledge without constraints to
users/researchers/providers of data and an open and free approach of
This session will try to answer questions like: How to bring FAIR forward,
including the cultural aspect? What role do national public funding agencies
play in the move towards FAIR data? How can we convince researchers to share
data and implement FAIR principles?
Moderator: Paolo Budroni, e-IRG delegate from Austria
GoFAIR and CODATA - Barend Mons
EOSC and RDA, UKRI STFC - Juan Bicarregui
Open Access repository at Spanish National Research
Council (CSIC) - Isabel Bernal
The registration is open:
http://e-irg.eu/workshop-2020-05-registration-online. The e-IRG secretariat
will provide you with connection details for the webinar soon after
Best regards,
Jan Wiebelitz
Jan Wiebelitz
Leibniz Universität Hannover
Fakultät für Elektrotechnik und Informatik
Computational Health Informatics
Schloßwender Str. 5, 30159 Hannover, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)511 762 79 19088
E-mail: ***@***.***-hannover.de

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