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e-IRG workshop / webinars next week

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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: 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: 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: ***@***.***


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