The first EOSC Stakeholder Forum organised by EOSCpilot in The Square, Brussels, on 28-29 November 2017 aimed at charting a course towards a concrete and sustainable EOSC, identifying first steps on the EU added-value of EOSC and its building blocks to make European Open Science a user-friendly reality. Specifically, the event:
- Communicated the early results of the EOSCpilot project and collected feedback on the pilot's findings.
- Identified possible EOSC shapes and features to clear up the vision of the EOSC with concrete and user-oriented attributes, taking into account the first HLEG report and the EOSC's pilot Science Demonstrators.
- Discussed the practical possibilities of the EOSC and identified minimal viable products to deliver European added value e.g. architecture, functionalities, training or collaborative tools, with all stakeholders and assessed their feasibility, value, cost, sustainability, openness and user-friendliness.
- Prioritized the implementation roadmap with stakeholders identifying the most urgent steps they believe are necessary to build the EOSC.
- Presented and discussed possible governance, funding and business models to sustain the EOSC aiming at light and Pan-European frameworks.
- Shared Good Practices and local initiatives fostering Open Science, which could be generalized to the EOSC, including the EOSC Pilot Science Demonstrators, and other Open Science friendly organisations and associations, in order to inspire all EOSC builders.
The EOSC Stakeholder Forum was followed by the DI4R event.
Agenda and presentations at https://www.eoscpilot.eu/eosc-stakeholder-forum-shaping-future-eosc