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3rd Photon and Neutron (PaN) EOSC Symposium of PaNOSC & ExPaNDS

Dear All,

We cordially invite you to save the date and register for the 3rd Photon and Neutron (PaN) EOSC Symposium of PaNOSC & ExPaNDS, focusing on sustainable data from PaN facilities.

The symposium will be held on 18th October, from 13:30 to 17:30 CEST, as an onsite meeting (in Brno) and an online satellite event to the ICRI 2022 conference. The event aims to share the major results achieved in the frame of the two H2020 projects, PaNOSC & ExPaNDS, in making FAIR data a reality at PaN facilities across Europe, and explore how a “PaN Data Commons” can be integrated into the EOSC, in collaboration with the other ESFRI cluster projects. 

Two panel discussions will focus on EOSC Data Federation sustainability and on the sustainability models which may be implemented for PaN data to be FAIR in the long run. Panellists include representatives of the LENS and LEAPS initiatives, the ESFRI cluster projects, and the task force on the financial sustainability of the EOSC.



  1. 13:30-14:00 – Introduction and presentation of PaNOSC and ExPaNDS results – Andy Götz (Software Group Leader at ESRF – PaNOSC coordinator) and Patrick Fuhrmann (Head of DESY IT R&I group – ExPaNDS coordinator)
  2. 14:00-14:20 – Sustainable FAIR Data at High Power Laser Facilities – Teodor Ivanoaica (Snr Coordinator for Scientific Computation and Data Management at ELI-ERIC)
  3. 14:20-14:40 – Q&A + Coffee break
  4. 14:40-15:40 – Panel discussion on EOSC Data Federation sustainability
    1. Dale Robertson, EGI Senior Strategy and Innovation Officer
    2. Franciska M. G. de Jong, CESSDA Executive Director – SSHOC
    3. Ornela De Giacomo, CERIC-ERIC Deputy Director – PaNOSC
    4. More speakers from the EOSC science cluster projects TBC
  5. 15:40-16:20 – Panel discussion on sustainability models for the PaN Data Commons. Risks, opportunities and vision for European PaN collaboration
    1. Robert McGreevy – LENS Chair
    2. LEAPS representative
    3. Allen Weeks, ELI ERIC Director General
    4. Florian Gliksohn, ELI ERIC Executive Director
    5. Andy Götz, ESRF – PaNOSC coordinator
    6. Patrick Fuhrmann, DESY – ExPaNDS coordinator
  6. 17:00-17:20 – Closing remarks

Who should attend

  1. Research infrastructures’ and e-infrastructures’ managers and staff – to contribute to the discussion with the ESFRI clusters and the PaN community about sustainability models of the EOSC.
  2. Representatives of the PaN community – to have an overview of the FAIR data services developed in the projects, and their benefits for PaN science.
  3. Policymakers and funding agencies – to learn more about the projects’ achievements in the long-term, sustainable data services and their next steps toward FAIR data for PaN.



Registration deadline: 16 September.

For onsite participation, please beware that places are limited! Register now to reserve your seat.

We very much look forward to you joining us in October.