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Special Edition of Open e-IRG Workshop under the Austrian EU Presidency will focus on relationship between Open Science, FAIR data and EOSC

The public Open e-IRG Special Edition Workshop under the Austrian EU Presidency will take place on 20-21 November 2018 in Vienna, Austria, focusing on e-Infrastructures in the broader context of the development of Open Science policies, the aspect of national nodes as foundation of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and the open issue of Key Performance Indicators for e-Infrastructures.

The e-IRG Special Edition Workshop will be co-organised by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research and the Library and Archive Services of the University of Vienna in the framework of the Austrian EU Presidency, the Second EOSC Stakeholders Forum on 21-22 November 2018 at the Austria Center Vienna and the Launch of the EOSC Governance Structure on 23 November 2018.

The first session in the afternoon of 20 November will address the e-Infrastructures in the broader context of the development of Open Science policies. The invited speakers are:

- Professor Barend Mons from the Human  Genetics Department at the Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands, and Director of GO FAIR International Support and Coordination. His presentation is titled "A Global Challenge: The GO-FAIR Initiative - Beyond Regional Open Science Initiatives".

- Professor Roberto Barbera, Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Catania, Italy. His talk will be about FAIR in Ethiopia: "Towards a common Vision on Open Science: FAIR-Data Culture and National Data Infrastructure in Ethiopia".

- Ms. Rahel Fidel, Ethiopian Ministry of Science and Technology will speak about the African Open Science Cloud.

The second session in the morning of 21 November will bring the aspect of national nodes as foundation of the European Open Science Cloud on the table and present an analysis of the current status in the different EU countries, along with the development of recommendations and good practices towards national e-Infrastructure Commons in order to ease integration at EU level.

The tentative agenda of the workshop is now online.

The registration is open.