The implications of ethics and private/sensitive data are often underappreciated and misunderstood. At the same time, the European Open Science Cloud requires both researchers and service providers to have a a high degree of awareness and competence on these topics.
Policies covering ethical issues should not be an add-on but a key element of research practice from day one. Equally, appropriate support for dealing with ethical issues and research integrity in the EOSC should not be a box-ticking exercise, but an ongoing activity for researchers and infrastructure/service providers.
On Monday, 18 March at 1500 CET, these topics will be discussed during a joint webinar from LIBER and the EOSCpilot project. The webinar is an opportunity to discuss the EOSC recommendations in relation to ethics issues and skills.
- To help Research Producing Organisations and Infrastructure staff who manage ethics processes (e.g., members of RECs, data protection officers, research leads) to better understand the implications for their work of EOSCpilot ethics recommendations;
- To identify the skills that researchers and data stewards need, in order to understand ethical risks in data stewardship and identify how these affect the application of FAIR principles;
- To help service providers to better understand ethical implications – particularly relating to GDPR – of providing services in EOSC.
Before the webinar, delegates may want to read the white paper on Ethics as it relates to the EOSC.