[CODATA-international] Global Open Science: Virtual SciDataCon 2021 Strand

Asha CODATA asha at codata.org
Thu Oct 14 05:14:51 EDT 2021

Virtual SciDataCon 2021 <https://www.scidatacon.org/virtual-2021/> is
organised around a number of thematic strands.  This is the third of a
series of announcements presenting these strands to the global data
community. Please note that registration is free, but participants must
register for each session they wish to attend.

For some time there has been recognition of the need for investment in
domain specific research infrastructures at a national and sometimes
regional level. In recent years, in some countries and regions, there has
been a move towards research infrastructures that are both vertically and
horizontally integrated: vertically, in the sense that they aim to bring
generic e-infrastructure closer to research communities’ needs;
horizontally, in the sense that they explicitly aim, by embracing
principles of Open Science and FAIR data, to better facilitate
interdisciplinary research. Examples include, but are not limited to,
the European
Open Science Cloud (EOSC)
the China Science and Technology Cloud (CSTCloud)
<https://www.cstcloud.net/>, 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
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.dfg.de/en/research_funding/programmes/nfdi/index.html>   The
major international data organisation that collaborate in Data Together
complementary activities to define a model for Open Research Commons
<https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/gorc-international-model-wg> and to
encourage cooperation, alignment and interoperability between Open Science
The following SciDataCon sessions deal with these issues:

*Update from the Global Commons
<https://www.scidatacon.org/virtual-2021/sessions/306/>, Thursday
21 October, 11:00-12:30 and 13:00-14:30 UTC: REGISTER

There is an ever expanding ecosystem of activities and organizations
working on national, regional, disciplinary, topical, and global
infrastructures. There are also a variety of names and possible functions
for these infrastructures: clouds, commons, platforms and just plain
infrastructures. Previous meetings
<https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/gorc-international-model-wg> have
provided high level overviews of national, pan national and domain
infrastructures in various Commons. This meeting will be a deep dive into
our understanding of the mechanics used in these infrastructures. The
overarching goal of this session is to bring clarity around this question:
once an organization or community of practice has published data, what
technical devices are being utilized to ensure that those data are both
discoverable at a meaningful level of detail and consumable in other
Commons? The Data Discovery session will address two tiers of discovery:
high level and domain specific metadata. The Data Access session will
address technical issues, examining use cases and solutions that allow for
interoperability between clouds/commons. The wrap up panel discussion will
explore how the various initiatives can more effectively work together to
create optimal synergies among them.

*Developing Cooperation and Alignment Between Open Science Clouds:
governance and sustainability, policy and legal, technical infrastructure,
data interoperability
<https://www.scidatacon.org/virtual-2021/sessions/377/>, Wednesday 27
October, 11:00-12:30 UTC: REGISTER

This interactive workshop session will provide an overview of the
activities of four thematic working groups established by the Global Open
Science Cloud initiative
Four Working Groups have been established: Governance, Strategy and
Sustainability; Policy and Legal; Technical Infrastructure; Data
Interoperability. Each Working Group will give a short presentation,
outlining its draft workplan and objectives and detailing the areas which
it has identified to share information, develop cooperation and to explore
alignment.  The presentations will be followed by structured discussion.
We invite participants to make recommendations for this work and to help
identify areas where cooperation can be supported by the Working Groups.

*The Global Open Science Cloud Initiative: Mobilizing Disciplinary Case
Studies <https://www.scidatacon.org/virtual-2021/sessions/333/>, Wednesday
27 October, 13:00-14:30 UTC: REGISTER

Under the umbrella of the GOSC Initiative
this session will continue the dialogue between worldwide research
e-infrastructures from a disciplinary demonstration perspective. The
Initiative has identified five initial case studies in the areas of space
physics, diffraction data, biodiversity, United Nations Sustainable
Development Goal (SDG) -13 for climate change, and health research. The
case studies will explore practical examples of cooperation, alignment and
interoperability between Open Science infrastructures, in specific research
contexts. The objectives of this session are to briefly summarize the
progress of the GOSC Case Studies and to elaborate the specific scenarios
within the selected case studies. An introductory talk will be given by the
session chair, briefly describing the GOSC Initiative. This will be
followed by a description of the five case studies along with
the identification of questions for discussion by the audience. The session
will conclude with a 20-minute discussion with all the participants.

*Virtual SciDataCon 2021 <https://www.scidatacon.org/virtual-2021/> is
organised by CODATA <https://codata.org/> and the World Data System
<https://www.worlddatasystem.org/>, the two data organisations of
the International Science Council <https://council.science/> – PROGRAMME AT
PROGRAMME <https://www.scidatacon.org/virtual-2021/programme/> – please
note that registration is free, but participants must register for each
session they wish to attend.*





*SciDataCon Strands: Sessions Exploring Core Interoperability
- Sessions
on Data for SDGs and DRR

<https://codata.org/events/conferences/scidatacon-2021/>** Virtual
SciDataCon 2021, 18-28 Oct: *register free for each session - PROGRAMME AT
 - FULL PROGRAMME <https://www.scidatacon.org/virtual-2021/programme/>

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2025: *deadline 31 January 2022

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