26 November 2019 - 08:30 to 28 November 2019 - 17:00
Budapest, Hungary

EOSC Symposium 2019

“Where the EOSC makers & shakers meet”

An integral part of the EOSC Stakeholder Forum

26-28 November 2019, Budapest, Hungary

Organised by EOSCsecretariat.euEOSC-hub, GEANT, OpenAIRE and PRACE
In collaboration with: the EOSC Executive Board
Co-located with the EOSC Coordination Day (28-29 November 2019)

Purpose & Scope of the EOSC Symposium

 The EOSC Symposium is one of the largest, yearly EOSC events. It is co-organised by the EOSCsecretariat project and the main ICT eInfrastructures initiatives, namely, EOSC-hub, GEANT, OpenAIRE and PRACE in collaboration with the EOSC Governance Board, Executive Board and its Working Groups (Architecture, FAIR, Landscape, Rules of Participation, Sustainability.) The event will see two intense and stimulating days for all stakeholders to contribute to discussion on the implementation of the EOSC.  

Taking place from the 26th to the 28th of November 2019, in Budapest, Hungary, at the stunning Danubius Hotel Helia, the EOSC Symposium will bring together the shakers and makers in the growing EOSC community to provide answers to the most frequently asked questions about EOSC


Social & Cultural Data – taking the Users’ Perspective

Chaired by Ron Dekker, CESSDA director and SSHOC coordinator, the "Social & Cultural Data – taking the Users’ Perspective" session will take place on November 28, 9:00-11:00am CEST (Room: Panorama)

The focus of the session is to discuss the perspectives of users working in the social and cultural data context to understand what are their requirements and how EOSC can support them.

  • Ilona von Stein, DANS-KNAW, FAIR data in trustworthy repositories
    Open data and data management policies that call for the long-term storage and accessibility of data are becoming more and more commonplace in the research community. With it the need for trustworthy data repositories to store and disseminate data is growing.
    This presentation focuses on the evaluation and certification of trustworthy repositories and on evaluation and certification of FAIR data. It also briefly reflects on the need of other entities (e.g. services, software) in the EOSC that might need evaluation or certification.
  • Bela Janky, TÁRKI Foundation, Users’ Needs
    What do researchers need? Either as a data producer or as a data user. We will present and discuss researchers’ requirements based on the data services and the research that takes place at the TÁRKI Institute in Hungary.
  • Judit Gárdos, Centre for Social Sciences, Sensitive Data in Sociology
    What do sensitive data in sociology mean? How can we tell them apart from non-sensitive ones? How can access be regulated to these data? What consequences does this regulation have for users? How can we deal with sensitive data in the age of Open Science and the FAIR principles?
  • Carsten Thiel, CESSDA, Organising Access to Secured Data
    Providing and gaining access to secured data can be challenging – not only across language and country borders. From user identification and licensing agreements on one side to facilitating optimal re-usability, the challenges are not only technical.
    We will highlight some of the immediate challenges for enabling users access to secure data.
  • Vasso Kalaitzi, LIBER, Introduction on Training in the SSHOC project
    The data that are generated or collected at Research Infrastructures can be very complex. In Social Sciences and Humanities there are multimedia, multilingual sources, and data collections can be surveys, panels, events, or based on registries and contain thousands of variables. To use these data, a newcomer needs training – on the structure, on caveats, on previous results. Such training is part of the SSHOC project and we will give a brief introduction where and how this training can be found.
  • After the presentations, a panel discussion will take place around the following topics:
    • User Needs
    • Certification & Trust
    • Training
    • Sensitive Data


SSHOC - A Marketplace for the Social Sciences and Humanities

During the EOSC Key Exploitable Results Session on Wednesday 27th of November 2019, 11.30-13.00 CET, (Room: Helia conference hall), Matej Durco, from ACDH, the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities, will present the SSHOC poster on the SSH Open Marketplace. The poster is available here and it will be showcased for the full duration of the event.

EOSC Coordination Day

The EOSC Symposium 2019 will be co-located with the EOSC Coordination day (28-29 November 2019). Open only to EOSC related projects, the event is a follow up of the joint RTD - CNECT concertation meeting that took place in Brussels on 9-10 of September 2019. It will provide a platform for projects foster collaboration and address challenges together. The agenda of the EOSC Coordination day will be published soon.