EOSC Workshop Series Outcomes (LIBER-SKS)

Posted: 03-02-2021 Topics: EOSC Research

During the month of January 2021, LIBER and SKS co-organised a series of five workshops related to the interactions between the EOSC, researchers, and research libraries.

The first three workshops focused on diverse European geographical areas – Southern Europe, Central/Eastern Europe, and Northern Europe. The last two workshops focused on multidisciplinary and technical universities. More details about each workshop can be found here.

All workshops brought together participants from varied geographical locations as well as from different disciplines. This made for very interesting discussions, debates, and perspectives about the present and future interaction of researchers, research libraries, and the EOSC.

During each workshop (as part of the brainstorming sessions) four main questions were addressed:

  1. What is the value of EOSC for researchers and research libraries, based on the goals/work of the EOSC?
  2. What is the input needed from these stakeholders towards of the EOSC?
  3. How can these stakeholder groups be actively involved in EOSC activities and what do they need to get involved?
  4. What feedback mechanism could be built to continuously inform EOSC, in its quest to remain an agile infrastructure?

Recurring patterns emerged from the discussions as participants generally recognised the significance of the EOSC in providing a shared infrastructure and in enhancing discoverability.

The need for training initiatives was also a recurring point and the need for the creation of a regular feedback mechanism involving both researchers and research libraries as key stakeholders would need to be developed by the EOSC.

Below you can find a couple of screenshots taken from the brainstorming sessions using Google Jamboard.

More detailed information about the outputs of the discussions will be made available in the coming weeks via the news section on our website. This will be published in the form of five reports, one per workshop held, as well as an overall report.