The University of Trento has long been committed to the free dissemination of knowledge through an Open Access policy to scientific publications. Open Access means giving access to the results of studies and research, which can be downloaded and shared. With this background and experience, UniTrento will now join the European Open Science Cloud-Eosc contributing to the development of a new Europe-wide data management strategy.
The University of Trento has also joined the Italian Computing and Data Infrastructure-Icdi with a collaboration agreement that has been recently signed by the Rector.
The agreement involves in particular the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science of the University of Trento, with Professors Sandro Fiore, as contact person, and Alberto Montresor, who are also members of the Executive Board of Icdi.
"With this agreement - underlines the director of Disi, Paolo Giorgini - UniTrento aims to help define the national strategic vision on computing and data infrastructures, while providing a concrete contribution to the national and European road mapping activities towards the European Open Science Cloud-Eosc".
"By participating in ICDI - explains Professor Sandro Fiore - the University of Trento will contribute to three aspects that are of great interest to the University: the promotion of Open Science in the different innovation and research contexts in which the University is involved; knowledge and application of the principles of findability, accessibility, interoperability and reusability for the management of scientific data archives; and participation in the development of the European Data Strategy".
One of the main players in ICDI is Garr, the Italian network for research and education. Among the other participants are various institutions of the academic and research world, including Cineca, Cnr, Elettra, Enea, Inaf, Ingv and Ogs; the University of Trento was among the first Italian universities to join the memorandum of understanding together with the University of Milano Bicocca and Sissa of Trieste.
For further information visit: https://www.icdi.it/it/