99. EOSC 101 – An Introduction to the European Open Science Cloud
Roksana Wilk – Head of Data Processing Laboratory, EOSC and Open Science affairs coordinator, Academic Computer Centre Cyfronet AGH, Krakow, PL
Creating an environment in which the researchers can easily support their research activities and, ideally, are able to perform a whole data life cycle for the sake of their scientific engagement is one of the main goals in today’s research-supporting initiatives. Some of them are focusing on the data-related part of the equation: defining and disseminating good practices around data and metadata quality, creating tools for cross-walks between different metadata schemas or coordinating whole scientific communities to uniform them (the schemes) for the sake od data sharing and reuse. Others are more e-infrastructure oriented. Delivery tools enable easy access to computing and storage resources together with dedicated thematic services. Ones are very relevant to the others as proper preparation of data is crucial for its utilisation, processing and delivery of the scientific outputs.
The talk will introduce the concept of EOSC as an initiative supporting open science activity and cross-disciplinary research across Europe. EOSC tries to cover every aspect (as we know them) relevant to the holistic approach to the delivery of a uniform European environment ready to support scientists in their science-related activities. It grasps the understanding that technology can significantly ease the research process and give it new added value. The collaborative aspect of science is crucial to it and is the main factor defining EOSC’s functions and ways of operation. EOSC puts a significant emphasis on data. Not only its production but reuse. Last but not least, it is aiming to become an environment where scientists can seek new collaborations and easily find other scientists, and their results, relevant to the current scientific goals.
About the author
Roksana Wilk is the leader of an IT R&D team which specialises in end-to-end IT solutions for science and industry collaborating with science at the ACC Cyfronet AGH. In the beginning, she joined a team defining federated operations and was leading the business analysis for the Polish national e-infrastructure PLGrid; she led the onboarding process for the domain services in PLGrid. During her engagement in Cyfronet, she became involved in EOSC-related projects and now acts as the institution’s coordinator for Open Science and EOSC activities, she is the co-chair of the EOSC Rules of Participation Task Force. Roksana graduated in biomedical engineering, she is a neurobiology amateur and Latin dances enthusiast.