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Data interoperability in Europe: where we are and where we are going? (A GOSC DataIO Webinar)

The CODATA GOSC DataIO Working Group is convening a series of webinars to survey developments in FAIR and data interoperability around the world and in relation to various national and regional Open Science initiatives.  The first speaker in this series was Milan Ojsteršek, co-chair of the WG: Milan is involved in many European initiatives and has an almost unparalleled view of activities in Europe.

The webinar was run twice on 12 July 2022, to facilitate the participation of colleagues in the widest possible range of timezones.  The slides and the recordings are now available below.

Data interoperability in Europe: where we are and where we are going?

Would you like to know the current state of data interoperability in Europe? Are you familiar with the EOSC Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA), the EOSC Reference Architecture, and the EOSC Interoperability Framework? Are you familiar with the European research infrastructures and projects that define recommendations and guidelines on data interoperability? In this presentation, we presented the current state of data interoperability in Europe, the problems that need to be solved, and good practices and recommendations in the field of data interoperability. The presentation focused on semantic interoperability, but also offered recommendations on other interoperability aspects (infrastructure, technical, organizational, and legal). Recommendations for machine readability, interpretability, and actionability of FAIR digital objects in European research infrastructures were also presented.  After surveying the SRIA, EOSC architecture and IF, the presentation focused on the results of some major European projects and Research Infrastructures.

Milan Ojsteršek is the head of the Laboratory for Heterogeneous Computer Systems at the University of Maribor, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. His research focuses on heterogeneous computing systems, semantic web, natural language processing, open access repositories, and research data archives. He leads the development and operation of Slovenian open-access infrastructure and several international and national projects connected to the open-access infrastructure, open data, knowledge management, and academic integrity. Milan Ojsteršek is a co-chair of CODATA GOSC Data interoperability working group, a member of the EOSC Semantic interoperability Task Force, member of several working groups in RDA, and a member of auditing board of the European network of academic integrity. He is a co-author of EOSC Interoperability Framework.

Slides: Data interoperability in Europe: where we are and where we are going?

Recording of the first webinar.

Recording of the second webinar.