[CODATA-international] Register now: Global Open Science Cloud Initiative: introduction event on 28 June 2021

Asha CODATA asha at codata.org
Mon Jun 7 11:17:48 EDT 2021

major global scientific and human challenges of the 21st century (including
COVID-19 and future pandemics, anthropogenic climate change, sustainable
development, and disaster risk reduction) can only be addressed through
cross-domain research that seeks to understand complex systems through
machine-assisted analysis at scale. The digital revolution can accelerate
such research by means of the Open Science paradigm comprising the FAIR
(Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) Principles, rigorous
scientific transparency, and intelligent openness. A number of governments
and research funders have adopted policies promoting or requiring Open
Science and the FAIR Principles and UNESCO is preparing a Recommendation on
Open Science

Several open science infrastructure initiatives are underway or emerging:
these include, but are not limited to, the European Open Science Cloud
the China Science and Technology Cloud (CSTCloud) <http://www.cstcloud.cn/>,
the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) <https://ardc.edu.au/>,
the Malaysian
Open Science Platform <https://www.akademisains.gov.my/mosp/about/>,
the African
Open Science Platform <http://africanopenscience.org.za/>, the planned
broadening of LA Referencia <http://www.lareferencia.info/en/> in Latin
America, as well as Canada’s NDRIO <https://engagedri.ca/>, and Germany’s
NFDI <https://www.nfdi.de/en-gb>, and at the U.S. National Institutes of
Health <https://datascience.nih.gov/>. Going by slightly different names,
these initiatives share common features which include: achieving scientific
benefits and economies of scale through shared e-Infrastructure;
facilitating the adoption of Open Science practices and the implementation
of the FAIR Principles; and enhancing existing domain infrastructures,
while facilitating cross-domain research to address pressing societal and
planetary issues.

With the aim of encouraging cooperation, and ultimately alignment and
interoperability, among these and similar endeavours, the Global Open
Science Cloud (GOSC) initiative will go forward as an integral part of the ISC
CODATA Decadal Program ‘Making Data Work for Cross Domain Grand Challenges’
The vision for a global coordinating activity emerged from a number of
discussions, including those at the 2019 CODATA Conference
<https://codata.org/events/conferences/codata-2019-beijing/>.  A CODATA
GOSC Steering Group was established to help develop the foundations for the
initiative and to ensure that it is fully international. Further
information on the objectives, origins and linkages of the initiative is
provided at the CODATA website: Invitation to Collaborate on the Global
Open Science Cloud Initiative

The mission of GOSC will be to help connect various institutional,
national, and regional initiatives, laying the foundations for
cross-continental, federated, Open Science and FAIR infrastructure, and
virtual research environments. GOSC will pursue its mission through
thematic Working Groups addressing a number of challenges shared by Open
Science Clouds (including governance and sustainability, policy and legal
issues, technical alignment, and data interoperability). GOSC will also
develop Case Studies of domain and cross-domain research supported by
different Open Science infrastructures.

*As a first step, the GOSC initiative will hold a meeting at 10:00-12:00
UTC on 28 June 2021, to introduce the initiative and to initiate the
Working Groups and Case Studies.  *All partners and stakeholders from the
GOSC community, including but not limited to leaders and contributors to
Open Science infrastructure initiatives, policy makers, domain scientists,
data experts, and other users are welcome to join the event in June and the
GOSC initiative!

*Register for the virtual event on 28 June*
<https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7770943980079509771>* or
contact **info at codata.org* <info at codata.org>* should you wish to get
engaged in the GOSC Case Studies or thematic WGs planning already before
that date.*





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