Making EOSC Training more FAIR

Organisers & Speakers: Ellen Leenarts - DANS, Iryna Kuchma - EIFL , René van Horik - DANS, Angus Whyte - DCC, Gergely Sipos - EGI, Celia W.G. van Gelder - Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences, Daniel Bangert - UGOE, Giuseppe La Rocca - EGI, Martina Torma, Astrid Verheusen, Friedel Grant - LIBER, Cecile Swiate - Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas Academic Library, Natalia Manola - “Athena” Research and Innovation Center and the University of Athens, OpenAIRE, OpenMinTeD, HELIX, the EOSC Executive Board and the Open Science Policy Platform, Ilaria Fava - Göttingen State and University Library, OpenAIRE and RDA Europe, Birgit Schmidt - Goettingen University, RDA, FAIRsFAIR, Mareike Buss - CBS, Katrine Düring Davidsen - Aarhus University, Katrine Flindt Holmstrand - DTU, Kevin Ashley - Digital Curation Center
Duration: 3.5 hrs
Room: D. Luis Hall

How can support and training offered by the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) be more effective? Which training and guidance resources are needed at the EOSC level? How can we ensure they can be found and used? How can training and guidance resources, i.e. materials and event information, be pooled effectively across the EOSC? Jointly organized by the Community of Practice (CoP) for Training Coordinators and LIBER, this workshop will cover recent developments in EOSC Skills and Training and discuss recommendations for the EOSC. The workshop will result in a set of concrete steps from the training community to improve the findability, accessibility, interoperability and reusability of EOSC training resources.

Workshop abstract

Since 2018 there is a CoP for Training Coordinators for training programmes of research and e-infrastructures in the EOSC. The CoP has monthly online meetings on new developments in training, shares best practices and organizes joint events. It has become a global community that seeks to meet in person regularly. The work of this community has been driven by the European Commission (EC) interest for inviting EOSC-related projects to flag initiatives of common interests and promote joint activities.

At the same time, LIBER — through its Digital Skills for Library Staff and Researchers Working Group — has been working on mapping and supporting European skilling and training initiatives available for library staff and researchers, with particular attention to those focused on Open Science.

Training resources, events and tools can be found on the websites of training organisations, university libraries, universities, European funded projects, research and e-infrastructures. Making those resources better findable and accessible is a wish which is often repeated during workshops focused on EOSC training, and organised by EOSC projects such as EUDAT, EOSCpilot, OpenAIRE, FOSTER, EOSC-Life, SSHOC and EOSC-hub. Training coordinators feel the need to look over the fence of their own organization, project or domain and are looking for resources that are already there, or events that their audience might be interested in. To improve the discoverability of training resources, the first version of the EOSC portal website had a section on Training and Support for EOSC. This workshop focuses on how an EOSC training portal should ideally be structured to make training services and resources more findable and accessible.

The workshop will start with introductory presentations on current practices of EOSC training services and resources and recent recommendations relevant for EOSC skills and training. In breakout groups we will discuss how the recommendations on training and skills can be implemented for the EOSC stakeholder groups.

In the second part of the workshop, we will look at current practices around publishing training resources, events and tools, as well as the metadata and features for reuse. The plethora of training resources (MOOCs, tutorials and guides) can be found in repositories, websites, GitHub, and may be in domain specific central catalogues. Taking into account the results of the first part of the workshop, participants will discuss, in three group discussion rounds, concrete next steps on several key topics such as training metadata, a catalogue of catalogues, and other steps for making EOSC training more FAIR.

This workshop will develop concrete next steps regarding training, building on:

target audience

All involved in setting up training in EOSC, including training coordinators, librarians and service providers. All EOSC stakeholders are welcome to contribute.


1st block (14:00 - 16:00)

Coffee Break (16:00 - 16:30)

2nd block (16:30 - 18:00)

Learning outcomes

By the end of this workshop participants will:



17th September, 1st part (14:00), 2nd part (16:30)

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