User and Resource Environments is one of the key concepts of EOSC.
The User and Resource Environments program will address many of the challenges of this ever-evolving ecosystem, with a focus on Virtual Research Environments (VREs) that act as an open scientific gateway and connect EOSC users and communities. The EuroScienceGateway and AquaINFRA projects and the EOSC-A Task Force Technical Interoperability will first provide an overview of the developments related to VREs, with insights on the use, deployment, requirements and usability of VREs as well as an overview of all underlying services required to support EOSC users and services. Tools and services to facilitate data transfers, data discovery and data access as well as tools and services to orchestrate heterogeneous IT infrastructures will be covered. This will be the basis for the hands-on hackathon sessions where the current VREs features will be demonstrated and tested.
The User and Resource Environments session will discuss challenges that are frequently encountered, with VREs at the center. The EuroScienceGateway, AquaINFRA projects and the Technical Interoperability of Data and Services Task Force offer a diverse program that goes beyond current VREs use and seeks close collaboration for future developments, with sessions alternating between information in the form of presentations and demonstrations and practical problem solving in interactive workshops.
- Overview of EOSC tools and services facilitating data transfers, data discovery and data access as well as tools and services to orchestrate heterogeneous IT infrastructures.
- Present the previously collected overview of supported and used VREs in EOSC.
- Align previous, current, and future VRE activities.
Establishment of hands-on SIGs (special interest groups) to fix common VRE-related problems and EOSC pain points regarding VREs together.