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EOSC National Event Switzerland

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8 March 2023, 08:30 – 15.30 CET

Invitation-only event

This half day event is being organised by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation and EOSC-A, in collaboration with the Mandated Organization.

The main aim of the EOSC National Event Switzerland is to bring together representatives and activities of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) with Swiss stakeholders from science policy institutions, funding agencies, research performing organisations, service and research infrastructure organisations, in order to further intensify the dialogue on Open Science, to exchange best practices and possibly to promote activities between stakeholders in the field of EOSC or Open Science in Switzerland. Moreover, the event should contribute to discussing open questions in regard to the implementation of EOSC.

The event will be launched with a welcome speech by Martina Hirayama, State Secretary of the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research, and Innovation, SERI. The event will also feature a high-level discussion to explore the following question: “What is needed from which actors to spur Open Science in Europe and Switzerland?” Among the high-level-participants are Matthias Egger, President of the National Research Council at the Swiss National Science Foundation SNSF, (pending) Martina Hirayama, State Secretary of the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research, and Innovation, SERI Jana Kolar,Chair of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures, ESFRI Karel Luyben, President of the EOSC Association; Lucciana Vaccaro, President of Swiss universities (pending) and Rector of the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, HES-SO and Martin Vetterli, President of the ORD Strategy Council and Rector of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, EPFL (pending). After the high-level discussion, representatives of EOSC will take over the stage (Karel Luyben, President of the EOSC Association and Ute Gunsenheimer, Secretary General of the EOSC Association) and present the State of play of EOSC; there will also be showcases from researchers in Switzerland working in the implementation of EOSC.

In addition to representatives of EOSC, the ORD Strategy Council, Switzerland is also represented. The ORD Strategy Council is tasked by the partner organisations of the ORD Strategy with developing a common vision for the future ORD landscape in Switzerland and for ensuring both coherence and interoperability of all infrastructures and services while also underpinning the interfaces with other research areas. An overview of the ORD Strategy will be provided and supported by showcases.

The afternoon of the event will finally provide a perspective of providers and users regarding Open Science and will feature two panels on the implementation of open access and open data policies in research infrastructures as well as in Universities in Switzerland.

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