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The EOSC-Pillar National Initiatives Survey Work Package (WP3) designed and conducted a set of surveys to assess the state of the art of the Open Science landscapes in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, and Italy.

To achieve its purpose and to gain a comprehensive picture of the European scientific infrastructure landscape, the WP3 team involved about 2,000 institutions across the five EU Member States.

Institutions were identified based on their roles and activities with regard to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). The questionnaires were addressed to four types of respondents: funding bodies, universities, research infrastructures, e-infrastructures.

How the surveys will support the development of EOSC

To discover and assess gaps, initiate necessary developments, start specific support measures and create opportunities, the survey data available will be the key factor for open research data and services. It also provided critical insights for the activities of EOSC-Pillar’s Work Package 4: "From National Initiatives ot Transnational Services".

The leader of the National Initiatives Survey Work Package, Lisa Hönegger from Vienna University, said:

“Our aim is to collect comprehensive data from multiple European countries to allow for evidence-based decision-making in shaping the future of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). There is a need to create a solid database and a comprehensive picture of the status quo of the research infrastructure landscape. By creating this picture, we deliver the basis for steering policies which support developing the European infrastructure landscape for open research data.”

Survey Methodology and Questionnaire

The full edition for scientific use of the questionnaire and methodology is freely available on the AUSSDA Public Dataverse. Please visit our blog to learn more.

The EOSC-Pillar National Initiatives Survey Roadmap

3 October 2019

EOSC-Pillar launched its survey activities: all target groups received general questions on the European Open Science Cloud, their contributions, benefits, expectations, as well as an overall view on EOSC. Additionally, separate, and more specific surveys with questions tailored to each target group were designed to assess the maturity level of open research data initiatives and services with relevance to EOSC individually.

28 October and 4 November 2019

To allow institutions and researchers to better understand the aim of these surveys and help them to answer properly, EOSC-Pillar’s team has organised 3 webinars in the first languages in France, Italy, and Germany. You can watch these webinars here.

April 2020

First results of the survey

Webinar on the National Initiatives Survey results on the 3rd of April. Visit the webinar page to watch the recording and download the slides from the presentation.

Summer 2020

Full report of the National Initiatives Survey

October 2020

The datasets of the National Initiatives Survey were published on AUSSDA:

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