EOSC-Pillar National Initiatives Survey Work Package (WP) will conduct and design a set of surveys to assess the state of the art of national initiatives in the area of research infrastructures

To achieve its purpose and to gain a comprehensive picture of the European infrastructure landscape, the WP team involved about 2,000 institutions across the five European countries  that were covered by EOSC-Pillar: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany and Italy.

The questionnaires were addressed to four types of respondents relevant to open access research data:

The institutions were identified based on their roles and activities with regard to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). 

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.

The manager of 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

Webinar on the National Initiatives Survey results on the 3rd of April. You can navigate the first results of the survey at this link.

Visit the webinar page to watch the recording and download the slides from the presentation.

  • Summer 2020

The full report of the National Initiatives Survey was published on the EOSC-Pillar Zenodo Community: https://zenodo.org/record/3937318

  • October 2020

The datasets of the National Initiatives Survey were published on AUSSDA: https://doi.org/10.11587/VOSVGK

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