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Welcome to the EOSC-Pillar Training and Support Catalogue Virtual Research Environment public space.

This environment supports the development of and access to a collection of online searchable resources for Data Stewardship & Research Data Management support. It includes training materials, but it also includes day-to-day, operational and readily available resources that can be used by data stewards to support researchers. However, these resources might be useful for other target groups as well.

Two typologies of users and uses are envisaged: 

  • Users willing to simply consult the collection contents to be aware of existing Service Providers and Services can do that by clicking on the Catalogue item above and search & browse the registry contents.  
  • Users willing to access the contents and collaboratively contribute to the collection development (by either adding candidate resources or commenting on existing entries) are requested to join the virtual research environment by clicking on the Access the VRE button.

Catalogue contents are selected to support the following phases of a research lyfecycle.

Plan and design

Planning and design of data, research software and other outputs, including the associated documentation. This will include all relevant steps including identifying requirements of research output users, the organisation and research funders, establishing effective approaches to meet their requirements, then reviewing this planning.

Capture and process

Capturing and processing of data or related materials to enable research evidence to be prepared for analysis; provisioning of secure managed access to networked storage, scalable to meet demands, plus resources, tools, standards and workflows for collaboration between research team members, and relevant third parties.

Integrate and analyse

Developing and applying appropriate methods to enable lines of enquiry to be formulated and pursued towards the research objectives, by assembling and integrating selected data, software, systems, or other resources, and enabling relevant knowledge and techniques to be applied in their analysis and transformation into research outputs.

Appraise and preserve

Developing and applying appropriate methods to appraise research outputs for their compliance with ethical, FAIR and research integrity principles, their value to the organisation and to research reproducibility, and their potential to serve new purposes or communities; planning and taking action to mitigate risks to long-term access for further appraisal.

Publish and release

Describing research products and their inter-relationships, providing access to meet the needs of their providers, users, and other stakeholders, in order to maintain or enhance their value and comply with ethical, FAIR and research integrity principles and policies.

Expose and discover

Ensure that processes and mechanisms for providing access to research products and their inter-relationships follow technology developments, community standards, and good practices for compliance with ethical, FAIR and research integrity principles.

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