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Recap on the open consultation for the EOSC SRIA

9 September 2020

The open consultation for the EOSC Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) closed on the 31st of August, collecting insightful input about the current draft of the SRIA document from within and without the EOSC community to help shape the future vision of the European Open Science Cloud.

A total of 217 responses were collected and, while the vast majority of them came from organisations, a relevant 30% was also submitted by individuals, mostly working at research performing organisations.

As expected, most participants responded from European countries, with Germany (38) and Italy (30) taking the first two spots of the list, while other MS such as France (21), Spain (12), and Austria (11) also saw relevant engagement. Interestingly, several submissions also came from non-EU countries such as the United States, Kenya, and Australia.

The consultation proved to be particularly relevant to research performing organisations (66 responses), but a considerable number of service providers like e-infrastructures decided to provide their input as well (46), and 14 companies participated directly bringing some business-oriented takes to the table.

Input from the Open Consultation will be used to formulate the next version of the SRIA, which will be presented at the EOSC Symposium 2020, taking place online on 19-22 October.

The EOSC will enhance the possibilities for researchers to find, share and reuse publications, data, and software leading to new insights and innovations, higher research productivity and improved reproducibility in science. The benefits of Open Science and the EOSC address the 3 pillars of the European Commission’s Horizon Europe Programme: Better science, societal challenges and innovation. The EOSC ecosystem belongs to everyone in the scientific community and will provide seamless access to resources, datasets and services for researchers across Europe and beyond.

Source: EOSC Secretariat