EOSC-hub Week 2019
OpenRiskNet will be represented at this event organised by the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).
EOSC-hub Week 2019 brings together both, present and future service providers and users of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).
The event comes just after the recent launch of the EOSC in November 2018 which saw EOSC-hub's Catalogue of Services incorporated into the new EOSC. With the EOSC now live and in its early stages, the challenge now is to enrich EOSC's service offering to cover all the gaps in research services and increase uptake by the research community.
Resources & Training materials
OpenRiskNet (https://openrisknet.org/) is a 3-year project funded by the EU within Horizon 2020 EINFRA-22-2016 Programme, with the main objective to develop an open e-infrastructure providing resources and services to a variety of industries requiring risk assessment (e.g. chemicals, cosmetic ingredients, drugs or nanotechnologies). OpenRiskNet is working with a network of partners, organised within an Associated Partners Programme, aiming to strengthen the working ties between the OpenRiskNet members and other organisations developing relevant solutions or tools within the scientific community. The infrastructure is built on virtual research environments (VREs), which can be deployed to workstations as well as public and in-house cloud infrastructures. Services providing data, data analysis, modelling and simulation tools for risk assessment are integrated into the e-infrastructure and can be combined into workflows using harmonised and interoperable application programming interfaces (APIs) (https://openrisknet.org/e-infrastructure/services/). For complete risk assessment and safe-by-design studies, data and tools from different areas have to be available, thus the OpenRiskNet e-infrastructure functionality is defined by a variety of incorporated services demonstrated within a set of case studies. The case studies present real-world settings such as data curation, systems biology approaches for grouping compounds, read-across applications using chemical and biological similarity, and identification of areas of concern based only on alternative methods (non-animal testing) approaches. OpenRiskNet resources (training materials, publications, reports, webinar recordings, etc.) are publicly available in the project's library (https://openrisknet.org/library/). Also, OpenRiskNet is listed in EOSC and eInfraCentral catalogues, and is sharing its resources in OpenAIRE (via Zenodo), TeSS (ELIXIR's Training Portal), EU NanoSafety Cluster, e-IRG Knowledge Base and other scientific communities.