To achieve its purpose and to gain a comprehensive picture of the European infrastructure landscape, the WP team involved about 2,000 institutions across the five European countries that were covered by EOSC-Pillar: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany and Italy.
The institutions were identified based on their roles and activities with regard to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).
To discover and assess gaps, initiate necessary developments, start specific support measures and create opportunities, the survey data available will be the key factor for open research data and services.
The manager of National Initiatives Survey Work Package, Lisa Hönegger from Vienna University, said:
“Our aim is to collect comprehensive data from multiple European countries to allow for evidence-based decision-making in shaping the future of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). There is a need to create a solid database and a comprehensive picture of the status quo of the research infrastructure landscape. By creating this picture, we deliver the basis for steering policies which support developing the European infrastructure landscape for open research data.”
The full edition for scientific use of the questionnaire and methodology has been uploaded on the AUSSDA Public Dataverse by members of Work Package 3. It is freely available at this link.
EOSC-Pillar launched its survey activities: all target groups received general questions on the European Open Science Cloud, their contributions, benefits, expectations, as well as an overall view on EOSC. Additionally, separate, and more specific surveys with questions tailored to each target group were designed to assess the maturity level of open research data initiatives and services with relevance to EOSC individually.
To allow institutions and researchers to better understand the aim of these surveys and help them to answer properly, EOSC-Pillar’s team has managed 3 webinars in the first languages in France, Italy and Germany.
The recorded videos of each webinar are available here.
First results are expected.