Services for the European Open Science Cloud

Training events

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.

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.

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.

FitSM Foundation Training (EGI Conference 2019)

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 08:30 to 17:30

This is one-day Foundation level course provides an agnostic introduction to the basic IT service management concepts and terms, outlines the purpose and structure of FitSM standards and their relationship to other standards, and details the formal requirements defined within it.

IT Service Management is a discipline that helps provide services with a focus on customer needs and in a professional manner. It is widely used in the commercial and public sectors to manage IT services of all types, but current solutions are very heavyweight with high barriers to entry.

FitSM is an open, lightweight standard for professionally managing services. It brings order and traceability to a complex area and provides simple, practical support in getting started with ITSM. FitSM training and certification provide crucial help in delivering services and improving their management. It provides a common conceptual and process model, sets out straightforward and realistic requirements and links them to supporting materials.

FitSM is the reference framework being used in both EOSC-hub and EOSCpilot projects, among other research infrastructures as well. Through FitSM, the EOSC-hub project aims at conducting effective IT service management in a federated environment and achieving a baseline level of ITSM that can act in support of ‘management interoperability’ in federated environments where disparate organisations must cooperate to manage services. 

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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EPOS Seismology Meeting 2019

Monday, May 6, 2019 - 12:00 to Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 15:00

With 15 beneficiaries and 3 associate partners, WP8, EPOS TCS Seismology is the largest work-package in the EPOS-IP project.

This, together with the agreed structure of EPOS Seismology along the three pillars 'waveform services', 'seismological products', and 'hazard and risk services' resulted in a rather compartmentalized organization of the work within the pillars.

After the WP8 kick-off in January 2016, the 2nd and likely final full meeting of WP8 will now happen in Potsdam, Germany, hosted by GFZ, during 6-8 May 2019.


Service Security Challenge 2019 - Forensics and debrief

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 09:00 to Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 10:30

The Security Workshop at the EGI Conference 2019 will address aspects of the recent Service Security Challenge run against the EGI infrastructure, SSC-19.03. The intended audience for the workshop includes system administrators and security contacts, as well as FedCloud users operating services connected to the internet.

Jupyterhub Deployment - hands-on training

Monday, May 6, 2019 - 15:30 to 17:30

Jupyter provides a powerful environment for expressing research ideas as notebooks, where code, test and visualizations are easily combined together on an interactive web-frontend. JupyterHub allows to deploy a multi-user service where users can store and run their own notebooks without the need of installing anything on their computers. This is the technology behind the EGI Notebooks service and other similar Jupyter-based services for research.

Services to support FAIR data

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 13:00 to 17:00

OpenAIRERDA Europe, FAIRsFAIR and EOSC-hub are happy to announce a series of three workshops, two in April and one in September, called ‘Services to Support FAIR data’.

This is the second workshop.

The purpose of these workshops is to explore how existing infrastructures can work together and understand how to deliver services that support the creation of FAIR research outputs. The three half-day events, tailored to different audiences, will examine the scholarly and research ecosystem, what exists, what could be modified, and will give insights into optimum service provisioning. They will also be a chance to engage experts and audiences on how to turn FAIR data into reality.