EOSC Support Office Austria – Newsletter #3, October 2023

Welcome to the third edition of the EOSC Support Office Austria newsletter – our regular update on the latest developments in Open Science Austria.

This edition highlights the 3rd General Assembly of EOSC Support Austria, which will take place on October 18th at the Natural History Museum Vienna, the EOSC Lustrum – 5 years of EOSC developments, and you can find out more about the activities developed within the EOSC environment, as well as our own initiatives.

We, EOSC-Austria, would like to invite you all to be part of the 3rd General Assembly. It will be a perfect opportunity to present the impressive achievements of the past year and will provide a welcome networking opportunity, both in person and online. It is a testament to our commitment to the cause and a proof of what can be achieved in a collaborative effort towards the common goal of supporting Open Science with shared data and services.

We, EOSC-Austria, wish you all a pleasant reading and thank you for your engagement with the initiative.

3rd General Assembly of the EOSC Support Office Austria

The 3rd General Assembly of the EOSC Support Austria will be organized on the 18th of October in the Naturhistorisches Museum Wien. Read here why this event is so important to the EOSC Support Office Austria and join us!

The EOSC Symposium 2023 in Madrid: A recap

The EOSC Symposium 2023 is a wrap: Three days of plenary and breakout sessions, shared insights and new developments were presented to the EOSC community in the capital of Spain, Madrid. Read more about the highlights of the event here.

An interview with the EOSC Austrian Mandated Organization

Paolo Budroni representing in this interview EOSC Support Office Austria (EOSC SOA), EOSC Association’s Mandated Organisation in the country, shares his view about current developments on the European landscape, and what the Austrian community is doing to prepare for the future.

The Austria Coutry Profile Q3/2023

The report is a deliverable of the EOSC SOA Working Group “Austria Country Profile”, which is tasked with the regular monitoring o EOSC building process in Austria. The Q3/2023 has been published.

EOSC Austria: Visions, needs and requirements for research data and practices #1

In this interview Josef Küng, a computer scientist, talks about the need for large data sets and challenges regarding the access to such data sets. He touches upon the topics of quality checks, reference systems and descriptions in order to increase trust in data quality.

EOSC Austria: Visions, needs and requirements for research data and practices #2

In this interview Birgit Wassermann, a microbiome researcher, shares how data sharing has become a common practice in her field and how the availability of data has led through scientific breakthroughs.

Calls and Programmes

Call for Nominations for the RDA Technical Advisory Board (TAB) 2023. The RDA is seeking candidates for the annual TAB election, to be held in November 2023.  TAB Terms are for three (3) years. We encourage participation from RDA members at all stages of their careers.

Nominations will be accepted until 23:59 UTC, 13 November 2023.

Unlocking Opportunities in Open Science and FAIR Data. Are you a data professional with a passion for Open Science, FAIR data, and research data management practices? Are you eager to enhance your skills and collaborate with professionals from different institutions?

The application deadline is October 31, 2023.

Want to start your own #OpenScience Community?  Join our 12-week online OSC Incubator Program, cost-free, which starts in January 2024 and is now open for registration. Open Science Communities are places where newcomers to Open Science learn from their peers how to put Open Science to practice, and are driving forces in the transition to Open Science. 

Themed “5 years of EOSC developments”, our guests will present and discuss perspectives, opportunities and challenges for data in science and research in Europe in an international context.

19 October 2023. Vienna. Hybrid event.

The event brings together enthusiasts into an interactive discussion on the building blocks and enablers and demonstrating the business value of sovereign data sharing.

19 October 2023. Vienna.

Second Annual Forum for Open Research in MENA. This year’s conference theme is Democratising Knowledge: The evolution of open science research ecosystems and research communities in the Arab World.

22-25 October, 2023. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

International Data Week: A Festival of Data brings together a global community of data scientists and data stewards; researchers; data, interoperability and informatics experts; industry leaders, entrepreneurs and policymakers.

23-26 October, 2023. Salzburg, Austria.

European Big Data Value Forum brings together industry professionals, business developers, researcher and policymakers from all over Europe and other regions of the world to advance policy actions, and industrial and research activities in the areas of Data and AI.

25-27 October, 2023. Spain.

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