Infrastructures for Open, Digital Science

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Current Research Information Systems - CRIS 2014 13 May 2014, Rome. Infrastructures for Open, Digital Science. Carl-Christian Buhr. Carl-Christian Buhr @ccbuhr - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Infrastructures for Open, Digital ScienceCurrent Research Information Systems - CRIS 201413 May 2014, RomeCarl-Christian Buhr


  • Carl-Christian Buhr


  • (...but I am speaking in a personal capacity.)

  • The European Commission is......Policy MakerLaunches policy debatesInvites Member States to take actionProposes EU legislation

    ...Funding Agencye.g. Research & InnovationDriving policies through funding

    ...Infrastructure BuilderFunds research infrastructuresFunds related researchSupports networking activities

  • Partners States


  • Geoghegan-Quinn

  • [...] the Commission willpropose a European ResearchArea framework and [] openaccess to publications anddata from publicly funded research.Innovation Union (COM(2010)546, 06.10.2010), Innovation Union & Open Access

  • @NeelieKroesEU

  • Example: Digital Agenda & Open Access[] publicly funded research should be widely disseminated through Open Access publication of scientific data and papersA Digital Agenda for Europe (COM(2010)245, 19.05.2010),


  • Main Actions:

    More ICT R&D&I, including infrastructuresMore pooling of resourcesPlus: Digital Science Policy

  • 3 pillars:

    ExcellenceCompetitivenessSocietal Challenges Health, Transport, Energy, Food, Climate, Innovation & Reflection & Inclusion, Securityincl. Infrastructures for ODS, High Performance Computing

  • Image credit: ~ EUR 80bn2014-2020... H2020 agreed & first calls published 12/2013

  • Towards better access to scientific information: boosting the benefits of public investments in research, COM(2012) 401Commission, Recommendation on access and preservation of scientific information, C(2012) 4890 finalA Reinforced European Research Area Partnership for Excellence and Growth, COM(2012) 392TheOpen Science Package

  • Broad Discussions

  • Broad Discussions

  • Data Protection Reform 2012-?High Performance Computing Strategy 2012-?Cloud Computing Strategy 2012-?Telecom Single Market Package 2013-?European Council on Big Data & Cloud 2013Digital Single Market 2014/2015-?

    Wider Digital Policy Context

  • Better ToolsInfrastructures (e.g. net, cloud, HPC)

    Better Data Open Access to Research Publications Open Access to Research Data Open Data/Public Sector Information

    Better Uses Altmetrics for evaluating research

    All together Citizen science

    and more...!?ODS is work in Progress

  • data themselves become the infrastructure. European Research Area

  • Open, Digital Science in Action

  • Building Bridges for ODS


  • Open Access toPublications& Data

  • Goals

    2014: OA policies in all MS

    2016: 60% OA in Europe

    2014-2020: H2020 100% OA

  • OA in Horizon 2020

    PublicationsOA Mandate (Green/Gold, Embargo 6/12m)&OA to Data Pilot

    Image CreditsGreen:


  • Altmetrics & Co.Measuring use & impactFor publications and dataMore granular metricsNew Journals or no journals?

    Evaluating ResearchersMeasure more and betterData publications, teaching etc. to count

    New Models for PublishingBaking OA inData publications

  • Citizen ScienceEverybody influences research directionsInput to goal setting increases acceptanceAnchoring Science in Society: for the long term

    Everybody collects dataWe are sensors: Smartphone ScienceWe have many eyes: CrowdscienceWe are a data source: Quantified Self

    Everybody is a scientistCommercial Big Data IS still scienceExperiments as business models

  • Looking aheadInfrastructures for ODSWho will run data infrastructures?Will there be a common approach in Europe?Will deliver?

    Altmetrics & CoIs research into tools & methods enough?How to anchor a movement?Will the ERA help?

    Citizen Science?Link to Big Politics?To push or to accompany?

    What do Stakeholders think?

  • Pointers

    The EC and open access & Recommendation on Scientific Information Speeches by Neelie Kroes Expert Group Report: Riding the wave Expert Group: Knowledge without Borders 2020 proposal Open Access Initiative

    Contacts{NeelieKroesEU, cc_buhr}@NeelieKroesEU, @ccbuhr

  • Thank you!