Open Science Retreat

Room N3.28 (NIKHEF, Science Park Campus, Amsterdam)

Room N3.28

NIKHEF, Science Park Campus, Amsterdam

Science Park 105 1098 XG Amsterdam The Netherlands

Following the workshop on Open Science Cloud held in Bari - Nov 13, the EGI-Engage project organizes a meeting dedicated to research communities and to the topic o fServices and Policies for Open Science: "Open Science user stories". Different user communities will be represented (citizen science, international research collaborations, Research Infrastructures) as well as community platform operators. Purpose of the meeting is to discuss Open Science use cases and policies, i.e. which digital services including cloud services and policies research communities will be beneficial to advance Open Science in various scientific domains. The meeting will be an opportunity to:

1- discuss the outcomes of the High Level Expert Group consultation on the European Research Open Science Cloud, a new initiative of the EC, and develop a common vision and action plan, and its implementation recommendations

2- define common challenges that Research Infrastructures, EGI, other e-Infrastructures (and the Open Science Cloud of the future) should tackle together, and advance the technical roadmap of EGI

3- discuss  collaborations - gather input to the Dutch Presidency conference on Open Science on April 4-5 in Amsterdam.

The workshop is meant to be technical and interactive.


The meeting room is in the NIKHEF building (next to the building and at walking distance from the Science Park train station).
The Science Park train station is connected to the Schiphol airport with two direct trains per hour. These leave Schiphol (usually at Platform 3) at 29' and 59'. The train journey is approximately 30'.
For detailed travel directions see the NIKHEF web site at:


0031.6.3037.2691 (Tiziana Ferrari)


Luckily there are a lot of options, when you want to stay a bit in the Science Park area, The Manor Hotel could be one: hampshire-hotel-the-manor-amsterdam

Otherwise you can look in the area of the Central Station (through, from there you can take a direct train to Science Park station.

A different option could be at Amsterdam Station Sloterdijk, the Mercure Hotel can provide good offers: mercure-amsterdam-sloterdijk-station

From Station Sloterdijk you can also take the train to Station Science Park (20 minutes).

To plan your trip with public transport, the following website is very useful:

For requests about accommodation in Amsterdam please contact Marie-Louise van der Weijde,

EOSC web site
HLEG recommendations
Input to the meeting
Participants and contributions
  • Monday, 22 February
    • 13:00 15:30
      Introduction to EOSC and Our EOSC Vision (PART I)
      • 13:00
        Introduction to EOSC policy context and HLEG recommendations 30m
        Speaker: Dr Tiziana Ferrari (
      • 13:30
        Discussion of HLEG recommendations 30m
      • 14:00
        Our EOSC Vision (Part I) 1h 30m
        (1) EOSC Vision on Unified view on samples & data - and the FAIR PRINCIPLE, Petr Holub 20' (2) "Open Science" issues and priorities of the agro-environmental community, Rob Lockers 20' (3) EOSC vison and impact on the DARIAH ERIC roadmap and opportunities, Maarten Hoogerwerf/Eveline Wandl-Vogt 20' (4) EOSC Vision for Citizen Science, Francisco Sanz García 20'
        Citizen Science
        EGI - vision
    • 15:30 16:00
      Coffee & Tea 30m
    • 16:00 18:00
      Our EOSC Vision (PART II) and Discussion

      (5) Extending an operational science cloud toward the Open Science Cloud: where are the major challenges? David Schade 20'
      (6) Open data and distributed computing experiences in astronomy: possible contributions to EOSC, Fabio Pasian 20'
      (7) EOSC as Hybrid Infrastructure, Nina Habermann 20'
      (8) EGI EOSC Vision, Tiziana Ferrari 20'


      Astronomy and Open data
      CANFAR Connecting operational Open Science Clouds
      Pan-Cancer - Hybrid cloud
  • Tuesday, 23 February
    • 09:00 10:30
      New servics for EOSC - Lightning talks
      • (Hot) Dynamic publishing and Brokering of research products, Paolo Manghi 45'
      • Open Education Cloud, Alexandre Bonvin 20'
      • LifeWatch Open Science portal demo, Fernando Aguilar 10'
      LifeWatch - Open Science services
      OpenAIRE - Publishing of Research Objects
      WeNMR - Open Education Cloud
    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee and tea 30m
    • 11:00 12:30
      New servics for EOSC - Lightning talks (PART II) 1h 30m
      - AGINFRA as a global research data e-infrastructure for agriculture and food, and its perspectives in Europe and worldwide, Rob Lockers 20' - Cloud-based e-science drivers for ESAs Sentinel Collaborative Ground Segment, Kostas Koumantaros 20' - Eduroam-like cloud, BIFI 20' - DISCUSSION
      Alterra - linked data
      GRNET. Data Access platforms in Copernicus
    • 12:30 13:30
      Lunch 1h
    • 13:30 15:30
      Conclusions and next steps