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PaNOSC: Photon and Neutron facilities in EOSC, challenges and opportunities


European Photon and Neutron sources and their instruments are essential tools for scientists of a plethora of fields (biology, materials, chemistry, technology, nuclear physics, high-energy physics, cultural heritage …) and their industrial counterparts.

The Photon and Neutron community provides curated Open Data from a large variety of experiments. We are curating PBs of data, yet few of them are currently openly accessible, but starting from early 2018 the initial embargo periods for the first institute implementing an open data policy will end and more and more data is going to be open. The Open Data are curated in data catalogues following community standards for metadata. The data catalogues will be exposed to general search machines and EOSC linked catalogues e.g. OpenAire, to facilitate their access by a larger community.

We not only want to provide these open data but also analysis and simulation services that allow the transition from measurements to insight and new science. We expect to provide a coherent set of services not only for our existing user community (mainly experimenters), but also reach a wider public and a new level of coherency amongst the whole scientific ecosystem.

To reach this full potential and level of impact we need to work with the other EOSC builders and in particular with the EOSC-hub partners. This talk will present different challenges and opportunities for collaboration.