Research data management and the European Open Science Cloud

Project Description

The goal of this project is to foster the development of harmonised research data management (RDM) and metadata standards for metrological data and services. This is the requirement for establishing a joint metrological implementation network of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) principles of FAIR data and services. (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable).

Considering that all EMPIR projects starting 2018 have to provide a data management plan demonstrating that they are complying with the FAIR principles, a harmonised cross-disciplinary approach is required to ensure the interoperability between different projects. With a joint RDM strategy in place, the development of joint infrastructures across EURAMET members becomes feasible. Consequently, the impact of all EURAMET projects would increase and the role of measurement science in the EOSC initiative would become more visible.
Therefore, the project will carry out the following actions

  • Increase the impact of metrology in the EOSC initiative
  • Formulation of a vision for metrology in RDM
  • Advice for EURAMET about how to fulfill future EU requirements
  • Development of strategies and incentives for motivating researchers to publish FAIR data
  • Development and publication of case studies, guidelines and software for implementing and maintaining data management plans
  • Development of RDM structures, including minimum requirements for metadata and data in metrological applications to satisfy the FAIR principles
  • Cooperation with stakeholders / scientific community.

Progress Report 2020-04-06

The third workshop (22 January 2020 at METAS, Bern-Wabern, Switzerland) discussed the results of the survey and yielded the draft of a vision document about the role of metrology in the topic of research data management, which was signed by the representatives of 5 NMIs.
The report from this workshop can be downloaded here >>.

The following web meeting (23 March 2020) defined the next actions necessary to implement the vision document and to organise the training activities for EMPIR project leaders.
The next web meeting will take place at the beginning of June 2020.

The fourth workshop has been postponed until the end of the current worldwide sanitary emergency and will take place in late 2020 at BEV, Vienna, Austria.

Progress Report 2019-09-12

The second workshop (13 June 2019 at PTB, Braunschweig, Germany) defined concrete work packages and a time schedule for the initial work.
The report from this workshop can be downloaded here>>.

The third workshop will take place on 22 January 2020 at METAS, Bern, Switzerland.

Progress Report 2019-05-14

On 9 April 2019 the project organised the workshop “Research data management in EMPIR projects” at PTB, Berlin, Germany. The report from this workshop can be downloaded here>>.

On 13 June 2019 the project holds a strategic workshop to form a concrete work plan and a common vision.