This is a website for an H2020 project which concluded in 2019 and established the core elements of EOSC. The project's results now live further in and


PID NL - A Workshop On The Use Of Persistent Identifiers In The Netherlands.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 10:00 to 17:30

Persistent Identifiers (PIDs) are an important component of Open Science and FAIR data practices. PIDs ensure that entities within the research workflow are discoverable, citable, comprehensible, and connected.

Reproducible research is impossible without software (so why don't we reward it?)

Monday, May 13, 2019 - 09:00

Kirstie's talk at the Software Citation Workshop hosted by the British Library, Software Sustainability Institute and Alan Turing Institute on 13 May 2019.

Metadata driven data management and computation with DDI-Lifecycle

Monday, May 13, 2019 - 09:00

CLOSER Discovery uses DDI-Lifecycle ( to provide persistent identifiers at the variable level enabling the provenance of data. Contextual metadata about the way in which the data was collected can also be used in assessing and documenting the decisions software makes about data processing and for its use in computation and analysis.

How to cite software: current best practice

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 09:00

Introduction to the software citation principles, and how they can be applied, as part of the Software Citation Workshop organised by the Software Sustainability Institute, the British Library and The Alan Turing Institute.

Setting the Scene to Cite Software

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 00:37

Introduction to Day 2 of the Software Citation Workshop organised by the Software Sustainability Institute, the British Library and The Alan Turing Institute.

Put a pin in it - Software and specimen citation in the natural sciences

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 13:35

This presentation gives an overview of some of the Natural History Museum's (NHM) current software citation practices as well as an introduction to the many challenges currently being tackled in trying to identify and then provide citations for evolving species and specimens within the NHM's collections.

Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom: Software citation as incentive mechanism design

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 13:32

Academia is a reputation economy: careers succeed or fail based on a shared perception of the scale of contributions. The Alan Turing Institute is a research institute with a mission both to contribute to scholarship, and to deliver real-world economic and social impact, much of which is realised in software.

Software Citation workshop panel session voting data

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 09:00

This data was captured from an interactive panel discussion session at the Software Citation workshop at the British Library on Monday 13 June.
Mentimeter allows export of raw voting data, so we are making this available to supplement the workshop outputs.

There are two files:

  • Software Citation Workshop Panel.pdf is the slides presented at the workshop, which gives the questions used.
  • Software-Citation-Workshop-Panel-Cleaned.xlsx includes the (anonymous) raw data (with test data removed) and simple visualisations of the results.

FREYA midway webinar

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 15:30 to 17:00

The aims of this FREYA webinar are manifold:

  • Present the results achieved so far
  • Discuss the next developments
  • Discuss how research communities can engage and collaborate with FREYA


Webinar programme

00:00:00 Welcome - Francesca Morselli (DANS)

00:04:05 Introduction to FREYA - Simon Lambert (STFC) 

00:11:25 Introduction to the PID Graph - Robin Dasler (DataCite)

00:32:20 PID Graph Demonstrators - Tina Dohna (PANGAEA), Christine Ferguson (EMBL-EBI), Simon Lambert (STFC)

00:53:00 Requirements gathering for new PID Types - Christine Ferguson (EMBL-EBI)

01:08:36 FREYA Engagement and Training - Frances Madden (British Library)

01:15:20 Discussion - Francesca Morselli (DANS)


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