Conference on data science for societal challenges

On November 22, ScienceWorks organizes a 1-day conference in The Hague on the responsible application of data and data science by academia, government and business. The program kicks off with keynotes from Prof. dr. Maarten de Rijke (director Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence), Nal Kalchbrenner (Google Brain Amsterdam) Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt (co-founder Open Data Institute). After that, various panel sessions and dicussions follow with various experts from universities, business and the government.

The full program, speakers list and registration information can be found here. There is involvement from various organizations from the ePLAN community (e.g., Leiden Centre of Data Science, Utrecht Applied Data Science, Amsterdam Data Science, eScience Center). There is a 50 euro discount for the registration if you are affiliated with one of the organizations of the ePLAN community.

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Workshop: EOSC in Progress

On September 20, 2018, eosc_imageePLAN organizes a workshop at the Amsterdam Science Park to discuss the status of the European Open Science Cloud, as well as related developments, such as FAIR and open science.The workshop kicks off with short presentations about the European projects EOSC-hub, EOSCpilot, the National Platform Open Science and FAIR. More information about the (tentative) program, location and registration can be found below.

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ePLAN workshop on FAIR data

On 14 September 2017 ePLAN organizes a workshop for researchers and policy makers on FAIR data. FAIR data refers to data being Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable, with the goal to make science more transparent, efficient and accessible. For more info and registration, please click here.

Workshop on research software licences (in Dutch)

On June 23 1017, ePLAN organizes a workshop on the issues surrounding choosing the right licences for research software. The workshop (in Dutch) is targeted at all people that are actively involved in or responsible for choosing licences. A keynote will be delivered by Arnoud Engelfriet, a renowned legal expert in the areas of software licensing, intellectual property law and open source software. More information on the program and registration can be found here.

ePLAN report on the European Open Science Cloud

This blog post originally appeared on the eScience Center blog and was reprinted with permission.

‘The cloud’ is one of the hottest tech topics of our time. It’s therefore no surprise that European Commission has also jumped on the bandwagon. Big time! Last year, the European Commission launched the outline of a multi-year and multi-billion Euro plan for the development and implementation of a European Open Science Cloud.

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New Humanities call

humanities_florenceThe eScience Center and CLARIAH have launched a new call: Accelerating Scientific Discovery in the Arts and Humanities.

The purpose of this Call for Proposals is to enable researchers working in the Arts and Humanities to address compute-intensive and/or data-driven problems within their research and to contribute to a generic and sustainable eScience infrastructure.

The deadline for the mandatory proposal abstract is 15 November 2016, 14:00 CET and the deadline for full proposals is 16 December 2016, 14:00 CET. More information can be found here.