Special Issue "FAIR Data, FAIR Services, and the European Open Science Cloud"

A special issue of Publications (ISSN 2304-6775).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Paolo Budroni

TU Wien Bibliothek, Vienna, Austria
E-Mail
Phone: +43 1 58801-44005
Interests: Open Science; Internet of FAIR data and services; policy development; advanced library services; data culture, e-Infrastructures: development and evaluation
Guest Editor
Mr. Wouter Schallier

Hernán Santa Cruz Library, CEPAL/ ECLAC, United Nations
E-Mail
Phone: + 56 2 2210 2468 / + 56 9 6607 9426
Interests: Open Science; Internet of FAIR data and services; policy development; advanced library services; data culture, e-Infrastructures: development and evaluation
Guest Editor
Ms. Barbara Sánchez

Head of Center for Research Data Management, Technische Universität Wien, TU Wien Bibliothek
E-Mail
Phone: +43-1-58801-44002
Interests: Open Science; Internet of FAIR data and services; policy development; advanced library services; data culture, e-Infrastructures: development and evaluation
Guest Editor
Mr. Gultekin Gurdal

Head of Library, Izmir Institute of Technology
E-Mail
Phone: +90-232-750-6331 / +90-535-695-7715
Interests: Open Science; Internet of FAIR data and services; policy development; advanced library services; data culture, e-Infrastructures: development and evaluation
Guest Editor
Ms. Ilkay Holt

Freelance Consultant
E-Mail
Phone: +44 (0) 7570065880
Interests: Open science; open repositories; open data management; FAIR principles; semantic interoperability; open licences; capacity development
Guest Editor
Mr. Paul Walk

Founder and Director Antleaf Ltd.
E-Mail
Phone: +44(0)7812 510001
Interests: Open Science; Metadata development and management; data repository development; Next Generation Repositories; Scholarly Communications

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In November 2018, under the Austrian Presidency, the European Commission launched the      European Open Science Cloud at the University of Vienna. The EOSC is not a dedicated infrastructure or software package, it is a process of making research data in Europe accessible to all researchers under the same conditions for use. The initiative aims to give a strong push in Europe towards a culture of open research data that are findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR), thereby allowing all European researchers to engage in data-driven science.

The EOSC envisions interlinking existing European data infrastructures, integrating high-capacity cloud solutions, and in due course, widening the scope of these services to include users from the public sector and industry. Efforts focussing on the development of sustainable collaborative ecosystems, as foreseen by the EOSC, are particularly directed towards Data Culture, Research Data Services, Federated Architecture and co-Funding.

This special issue, timed to coincide with the “Focus on FAIR data and the European Open Science Cloud” workshop taking place in Graz, Austria on November 7th 2019, aims to critically examine these developments from multiple perspectives. Here, we welcome contributions that seek to investigate how increased interoperability, transparency, and accessibility of processes and data could aid scholarly publishing to best serve the needs of scholarship and wider society. Equally, critical views that engage with the benefits of ‘closed’ or proprietary systems are encouraged. Our intention is to increase the critical discourse surrounding this rapidly evolving landscape, and we encourage submissions from the global research community.

This issue especially welcomes contributions that address the following:

  • FAIR Data and Services as drivers of e-Research and digitisation of science
  • Common culture of data stewardship [stewardship of European research data]
  • Data culture, openness and funders policies [how some jurisdictions and research funders have moved to supporting the internet of FAIR Data and services. Issues related to collaborative international funding of FAIR Data]
  • Perspectives from outside Europe, complementary or divergent approaches
  • Reward and citation systems [Researchers, that make research data open and FAIR should be rewarded for this]
  • FAIR Data, Research Institutions, industrial collaboration and society: values beyond research
  • The non-trivial challenge to set up machine actionable Data Management Plans [key elements]
  • Exploiting the translational power of e-Research: ‘Data sharing’ versus ‘data visiting’
  • Global legal and ethical challenges in a world of FAIR Data and Services
  • FAIR Data: End users’ needs, minimal standards of interoperability [technical, semantic, legal, organisational]
  • Certification of FAIR Services
  • Social, political, and economic arguments for the different aspects of ‘FAIRization” of data

Dr. Paolo Budroni
Mr. Wouter Schallier
Ms. Barbara Sánchez
Mr. Gultekin Gurdal
Ms. Ilkay Holt
Mr. Paul Walk
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Open Science
  • European Open Science Cloud
  • Internet of FAIR data and services
  • policy development
  • advanced library services
  • data culture
  • e-Infrastructures
  • development and evaluation
  • rules of participation in Open Science
  • Sustainable development of infrastructures
  • Diversity in e-Infrastructures development (regional, discipline specific, other diversities)
  • Bridging gaps

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

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