Data InfrastructuresOpportunities for the European Scientific Information Space
Carlos Morais PiresEuropean CommissionParis, 5 March 2012"The views expressed are those of the author and do not commit the European Commission"
European CommissionPolicy maker Funding agency Infrastructure funder & capacity builder
Research performer (JRC)
Neelie KroesDigital AgendaDigital (information) single market
Mire Geoghegan-QuinnResearch, Innovation & ScienceInnovation UnionEuropean Research Area (ERA)
Open Science means optimal sharing of research results and tools such as publications, research data, software, educational resources and infrastructures across institutional, disciplinary and national boundaries.
Open ContentPublications, data and educational resources resulting from publicly funded research should be openly made available and preserved for reuse. To ensure the highest quality publications and datasets should be reviewed by peers taking advantage of the new opportunities offered by information and communication infrastructures.
Open InfrastructuresResearch activities need reliable, high-performance and economically efficient infrastructures that are able to manage the expected scale of future data resources. The Internet that changed our lives should keep its ability to provide global, open high-speed connectivity and should mitigate knowledge divides.Data, computational resources and software resulting from publicly funded research should be made openly available and preserved, with appropriate open source licensing, for re-use in research and education activities.
Open CultureScientists and their organisations should apply open sharing principles. In an open science world the academic and research career systems should support and reward scholars and students who participate in the culture of sharing.Open science should enable adequate education and preparation of citizens to benefit from the abundance of technical tools and scientific information.The young should be inspired by an ambition for new discoveries and the creation of new business and industries, and join the ranks of scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs in far greater numbers.Those using or reusing scientific information should comply with codes of conduct and integrity in his/her discipline.
e-infrastructure for data
Our vision is a scientific e-infrastructure that supports seamless access, use, re-use of data.from Riding the Wave report, High-Level Group on Data
Supporting 21st Century scientific data factories
Basis for global multi disciplinary research
Work on global collaborations (G8+5 working group on data)
Opportunities: Global CollaborationThe grand challenges of the 21st century transcend borders, and science will be an increasingly global affair.
A strong commitment to open science, will stimulate science inside and outside of Europe.
Global collaboration on Data Access and Interoperability
Opportunities: Horizon 2020, ERAMake open access to publications the general principle
Start addressing consistently scientific data infrastructure
Coordinate with EU Member States on open access and preservation policies
Opportunities: renewed engagementDevoted funding and promotion of science, research and education to implement open science principles.Scientific institutions and supporting industries to innovate and promote open science platforms, making research results discoverable, sharing publications, research data, and software and to put in place reward mechanisms for a culture of sharing and recognition.
Opportunities: renewed engagementInvolve scientists, educators, students and their organisations in a permanent dialogue to embrace the culture of open science in their everyday life.Establishment and expansion of top-class e-infrastructures, offering open, secure and sustainable access to and re-use of documents and datasets, opening them to computation and recombination, and enabling seamless collaboration in Europe and beyond.
ConclusionThe digital revolution offers undreamed-of possibilities to realize the right to share in scientific advancement and its benefits that is enshrined in Art.27 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.More efficient data-sharing, amplification of observations, replication of experiments, better testing of theories will enhance transparency and integrity to the scientific enterprise.
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