Eva Mendez' talk will underline the importance of Open Science in the European Context. It will review the work done by the OSPP (European Open Science Policy Platform), and point to the urgent need for Practical Commitments for Implementation (PCIs) by different stakeholders but also for aligning Member States policies and individual behaviours. Once again, the presentation will underline the crucial challenges that we need to take up with a realistic perspective in mind, from Plan S to research infrastructures, research assessment and FAIR data.
Jean-François Abramatic's talk will address the new challenges facing the deployment of Open Science in Europe.The emergence of digital technologies have changed and will continue to change the way research is done all over the world. While scientists used to exchange knowledge through publications (the Gutenberg way), they may now exchange knowledge by sharing publications, data and software (the Berners-Lee way). While the potential of this new way to do research is beyond doubt, its deployment faces very serious challenges. This contribution will focus on open data and open software with emphasis on what is done at the European level. Ahead of the rest of the world, Europe has recognized the importance of this evolution since 2015. In November 2018, the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) initiative has been officially launched in Vienna. We will discuss the progress of EOSC and the challenges ahead of us.
Eva MENDEZ, President OSPP (Open Science Policy Platform), Deputy Vice President, Universidad Carlos III of Madrid and Jean-François ABRAMATIC, EOSC Expert (European Open Science Cloud), Inria