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13 April 2021

Co-creating EOSC Webinars: Fighting COVID-19 with Open Science

Purpose & Scope

The past year has seen an unprecedented pandemic spread quickly around the globe, but it has also witnessed the rise of an unprecedented scientific response, with vaccines approved within a year. Scientific research has been essential to combating this crisis, research which has been facilitated by the FAIR data and Open Science practices also promoted by the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

A prime example of this was the European COVID-19 Data Portal, which enables the rapid collection and comprehensive data sharing of available research data from different sources for the European and global research communities. This joint effort is a priority pilot to realise the objectives of EOSC.

In the spring of 2020, EOSCsecretariat.eu also responded to the urgent international challenge of COVID-19 by introducing a fast track co-creation funding program for research activities related to the virus.

In this Co-creating EOSC webinar we will hear from three of the EOSC COVID-19 co-creation funding recipients as they speak about the results of their projects and how FAIR data, open research, and EOSC can make a difference in such time constrained and important research projects.

Who should attend?

  • Researchers
  • Policy makers
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Open Science community

Key Benefits

  • Learn about how EOSCsecretariat.eu’s COVID-19 research funding has been contributing to the worldwide effort to defeat the pandemic.
  • See the practical ways in which FAIR data & Open Science are able to improve research outcomes for critical global challenges.


Draft Agenda

Chair: Nicholas Ferguson (TRUST-IT Services)

Key Notes

  • Jamal Jokar Arsanjani (Aalborg University CopenhagenAI4COVID: Artificial Intelligence and Geographical Information for Monitoring and Prediction of Covid-19 Outbreak
  • Andrzej Jarynowski (Interdisciplinary Research Institute Co-founder) - A Dataset of Media Releases from Poland Related to COVID-19 for Open Research
  • Ernesto Pedrosa (Automaise Co-founder and CEO) - Automaise EOSC COVID-19 Digital Assistant
  • Ivana Mišová  (Researcher, AIM)- Up-to-date mapping of COVID-19 treatment and vaccine development

Round Table Discussion: How will EOSC improve future scientific responses to similar European or international emergencies?

Official event page on EOSCsecretariat.eu