Topic: NRENs supporting Open Science: opportunities for coordination

(Timezone - Europe/Amsterdam)


This meeting will explore the ways in which European NRENs and international RENs are already supporting Open Science, or have ambitions to do so. This could be in terms of offering services to help store, analyse, transfer and share data, contributing to national Open Science policy and strategy or collaborating with research communities.

The BoF session will brainstorm the various ways in which NRENs are supporting Open Science to identify shared activities which could benefit from collaborative activity. These could take the form of NREN partnerships, facilitation of European-wide approaches, procurement frameworks and support offered by GÉANT.


Introduction on NRENs supporting Open Science, Sarah Jones

Case studies

  • How AARNet is connecting Data to support Open Science in Australia, Carina Kemp, AARNet
  • Research data connectome, Sebastian Sigloch, SWITCH

Interactive session – bring your ideas and voices!

  • Poll to determine discussion topics.  Go to and use the code 1524 5736
  • Breakout discussions

Actions as a result of discussion:

  • Continue discussions at Global Research Engagement Group (GREN) chaired by Carina
  • Share details of upcoming MOOC on delivering RDM services with interested NRENs -
  • Continue brainstorming group initiated by Leandro as a result of last Research Data Alliance BoF
  • Submit / propose NREN talks in RDA sessions at forthcoming plenary (deadline 6th August) e.g. Libraries for Research Data or Global Open Research Commons

Organizer: Sarah Jones, GÉANT

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