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Karel Luyben, chair of hDMT Supervisory Board, appointed as Chairman European Open Science Cloud

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

On Friday November 23, the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) was officially launched in Vienna at an event hosted by the Austrian Presidency of the European Union. The inauguration marks the conclusion of a long process of consultation and reflection with stakeholders led by the European Commission.

At the launch of EOSC the members of the newly appointed Executive Board were presented. The Board will be Chaired by Karel Luyben, former Rector Magnificus of the University of Delft in The Netherlands. The main task of the Executive Board is to guide the EOSC towards operationalization, ensuring it fully and truly serves the research community.

Since 2016 Karel Luyben has been a member of the Open Science Policy Platform, an EU advisory group with 25 members; in February 2018 he was appointed National Coordinator by the National Platform Open Science.

During the launch event, the attendees were given a demonstration of the first version of the EOSC portal. By 2020, this should provide an estimated 1.7 million European researchers and 70 million scientific and technological professionals a platform to store, share and reuse their data across borders.

Professor Luyben is proud of his appointment at the EOSC he says to the TU Delft: "The EOSC is an important step in the direction of our ambition: making all research accessible, findable and searchable. Research data is not only about numbers, but also about texts, images, sound or algorithms, and that for all scientific disciplines. We have to work hard on international standards to be able to share this with each other."

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