Services for the European Open Science Cloud

Training courses and material

Short description

The training courses and material encompass a large variety of project results. They range all the way from common and federated services for supporting the whole research life cycle, domain-specific training to target the needs of data providers and data scientists and advanced training on higher-level compo-sable and PaaS services to consultancy building on training events (such as workshops focused on applying the FitSM standard in the specific circumstances in the client organisations, or helping research communities to develop a sound Data Management Plans) aiming to stimulate the knowledge transfer, foster the use of digital infrastructures and promote the uptake of Open Science paradigm. The sound training programme delivered by the project aimed to stimulate the establishment of a “knowledge network” of expertise and help researchers from different scientific disciplines to better integrate advanced digital services, tools and data to achieve excellence in science, research and innovation.

Training services are tailored to optimally fit the requirements of the diverse audience EOSC needs to reach, ranging from service providers who e.g. might benefit from technical assistance on using, integrating and providing services in EOSC to individual researchers possibly encountering the e-Infrastructures for the first time, enabling a smooth integration into EOSC ecosystem and maximising the benefits.

In terms of topics, the training courses and material cover all of the other KERs as well as most of the individual project results. Curation of this material by linking the training activity closely with the other developments of the project is a critical part of the project’s outreach activities.

Related deliverables

Key benefits for EOSC

Training and support activities will play a key role in creating awareness of services and resources, augmenting skills and adapting organisational practices needed as prerequisites of full participation in the EOSC ecosystem. In the long run, the demand for training and related services will increase dramatically through the extension of the user base beyond the initial group of early adopters.  Synergies and collaborations with other EOSC-related projects will contribute to keeping the training strategy more focused. These activities complement training efforts of collaborating projects like OpenAIRE-Advance and FAIRsFAIR that look into the ‘Open-ing’ and into the ‘FAIR-ification’ of science, and the efforts of EOSC Enhance from early 2020 to pull together fundamental training on EOSC. Furthermore, the continuous involvement in the EOSC-wide Training Coordinators’ Community of Practice will ensure that the lessons learned and best practices developed in the EOSC-hub training context will be available in the broader EOSC landscape.

Use and impact after EOSC-HUB

Most of the KER components are tied to the EOSC portal and its future development, and EOSC-hub has ensured that the future activities have sufficient IPR rights to curate and further develop this resource.

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12/02/2021