Workshop:
Pool Competencies and Research Community Engagement

Community Engagement Challenges for Novel Digital Services and Competences

Novel digital services are not always domain specific – in fact our services and digital tools turn stronger and reach a wider audience when we start adjusting and integrating them across scientific disciplines. How can we change this great imbalance that exists among the usage of novel digital tools and services between the scientific domains? Can we base our tools and competence building on type of data instead of type of research?

How do we address this issue? Can natural scientists work with digital humanists and vice versa? Can silo-experts become interdisciplinary? How can cross-disciplinary integration be attractive to domain specific experts?

These are some of the issues that will be debated during this workshop. We will explore community engagement challenges and share best practices from different types of digital service and competence providers/enablers.

The workshop will round off with a panel debate amongst the presenters and audience discussing common ground and individual gain when it comes to community engagement across scientific disciplines.

The workshop will provide recommendations for future directions on how to implement novel digital services across scientific domains alongside building competences.

Workshop Program

09:00-09:15: Welcome & Introduction to the workshop by Lene Krøl Andersen, Head of eScience Center, DeIC

09:15-09:35: Nordic community engagement & competence building by Michaela Barth, Program Manager for Pool Competencies, NeIC

09:35-09:55: European community engagement within eScience by Patrick Aerts, Chairman, Platform of National eScience Centers in Europe (PLAN-E)

09:55-10:15: European community engagement within EGI by Gergely Sipos, Customer & Technical outreach manager, EGI

10:15-10:30: Break

10:30-10:50: European community engagement within EUDAT by Damien Lecarpentier, Project Manager, EUDAT

10:50-11:10 European community engagement & competence building within PRACE by Chris Johnson, Applications Consultant at EPCC, PRACE

11:10-11:30: Domain specific community engagement & competence building within Life Sciences, ELIXIR by Peter Løngreen, Deputy head of the Danish ELIXIR node

11:30-11:45: Break

11:45-12:15: Panel debate on future directions for community engagement, competence building and the integration of novel digital tools by workshop presenters & moderator: Anne-Marie Bach, Training Programme manager, NeIC

12:15-12:30: Closing remarks by Lene Krøl Andersen

Minutes will be taken by Vigdis Guldseth, Senior Advisor, UNINETT Sigma2

Workshop chair:
Lene Krøl Andersen

Sessions:
  • Tuesday, May 30, 09:00 - 12:30 (Room: Miklagård)