The EOSC Symposium Report 2021: Implementing an inclusive European Open Science Cloud has just been published on Zenodo. The report gives an overview of the main outputs from all sessions of the Symposium and is a perfect resource if you were not able to attend the symposium, you missed some sessions, or you just want a quick reminder of what was said. You can also rewatch the entire Symposium and find the presentations of the speakers online.
The EOSC Symposium 2021 provided a key engagement opportunity for the EOSC community after the European Open Science Cloud finally entered its highly-anticipated implementation phase in 2021.
Delivered online to just under 1,000 EOSC stakeholders from over 63 different countries, this was not only the largest EOSC Symposium yet, but it was also an essential opportunity for convergence and alignment on principles and priorities. The EOSC Association will play an important role in this phase. With already over 210 member and observer organisations from across Europe, the Association represents a single voice for the advocacy and representation of the broader EOSC Stakeholder community in Europe, promoting alignment of EU research policy and priorities.
The Symposium was the first opportunity for the Association to present the draft charters of the Task Forces. A key objective of the event was also for the Association to understand what work has been carried out, is in progress, or is planned on the topics of the Advisory Groups and Task Forces. A call for contributions ran throughout May 2021, with a total of 137 applications received. Through presentations, lightning talks, and panels, over 70 community members were able to highlight key findings and recommendations for the Advisory Groups and Task Forces to take into consideration for their work. A list of the documents published during the Symposium is available online.
The EOSC Symposium 2021 Report can be accessed through Zenodo.